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It’s been four months since I’ve shared a post on Blogging Blissfully. What’s been going on? I share a personal update.
One of the worst things a blogger can do is let their blog go dormant. I actually think it’s harder to get a blog back to life than it is to start a new one. After all, by allowing the blog to go dormant, I’ve lost your trust, right?
I do hope you’ll give me another chance, though. I’d love the chance to prove that I can be consistent again, and that I will offer you some great tips on becoming a writer or blogger.
To do that, I need to explain what happened. I need to share why I went so quiet for four months.
PTSD and marriage breakdown
It all started in summer 2020, where I suffered from a PTSD breakdown. I’m not going into too many details about that as it’s just not something I am ready for, but it meant I shut down for a couple of months.
When I got ready to talk to my husband about it, he wasn’t listening. He “didn’t need to know,” so I thought that he understood and we were moving forward after that. However, it turned out he was pulling away more and more, choosing to be at work than with me and the family.
So, I called him out on it. I asked him to start spending more time at home.
That’s when marriage counseling started. My anxiety was through the roof as we went through a trial separation that we were both supposed to be 100% in on, fixing things with the goal of getting back together. It was supposed to be six months, and we tried it his way for the first two months.
Then it was clear his way wasn’t working. So, I asked him to try it my way. Two weeks later (yep, that’s all he could manage and he did nothing I asked him to), he told me that he’d had an affair. He was having the affair during the trial separation, while we were trying to fix things.
It hurt. There’s been a lot of anger, a lot of tears, and a lot of confusion. The more I look back, the more I realize there were a lot of lies, gaslighting, and emotional abuse. And I’ve been vocal about that on Twitter as I work through everything.
The last place my head was at the time was in the blogs. I was just about surviving from March to now. But I’m back now. It’s time that I put the focus on work, on my blogs, and on me. Of course, my children will always come first (and they have taken this whole thing amazingly), but my other focus needs to be on the blogs and my business.
What’s next for Blogging Blissfully?
So, where does Blogging Blissfully stand? You’ll get more content from me and I’m going to get more consistent.
To start with, I’m going to blog once a week. I need to get back into the habit, and I need to figure out my new schedule properly. I’ll post every Monday morning with new tips on making a living as a writer or blogger.
Then I’ll build my way up. I’ll go to two blog posts per week and more.
But I will be consistent. I’m putting together a plan now with content to share.
If you don’t want to give me a chance, I understand. But I hope you do.
It’s time to get Blogging Blissfully back on track.