I was thinking about something the other day, I was thinking that there really hasn’t been a day in the past 7 months where I haven’t worked on creating illustrated content for Second Lunch. And while I certainly don’t feel like I’m burnt out, I am certainly feeling a bit fatigued. So in an effort to recharge and refocus, I’ll be taking next week (July 23rd) off from posting anything on my blog or thinking about the site at all. That’s right y’all! I’m taking a vacation from blogging. A ‘Blocation?’ After mulling this over in my head, I’ve come to realize how important it is that bloggers take some sort of hiatus away from their blogs to refresh, and for me, that time has come.
Ok, so now that you know I’m taking a week off from any form of blogging, I’m about to drop another blog related bomb on you. I want to let you guys know that my August content will all be blog posts instead of illustrations. And those posts will mainly be quick short reads, all of which have essentially been planned out. While this may sound like the beginning of a slow downward spiral culminating in me abandoning my blog, I’m here to assure you that THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT THE CASE. I AM NOT ABANDONING MY SITE OR MY ILLUSTRATIONS.
I’m going to use this down time to finally get these bigger and slightly out of my comfort zone projects I’ve been planning off the ground, as well as finally build back that content buffer I’m always harping about. So, while my pre-scheduled written posts hit the site every Monday (for the month of August), I’ll be diligently working on putting together a fresh new batch of content for you guys. The only real difference you’ll notice in this time period is that my illustration page on the site won’t be updated. Otherwise, I’m essentially still ‘here’ on Second Lunch.
So, if we think of the prior 7 glorious months worth of illustrations as ‘Season 1,’ can we think of the rest of summer as me getting ready for Season 2 of Second Lunch?
I absolutely want to hear your input on this one, you guys. I want to know what you think of me essentially not creating any new illustrations for the next month and a half. Awesome? What the hell am I thinking? Sound off below and see you back here in 2 weeks when Second Lunch goes into pre-season mode.
Hugs and Honey Badgers,