Blogging Holiday

Blogging Holiday

I have been overwhelmed by the success of my work so far. In just three short months of blogging, my site has received 123,424 unique visitors, and nearly 150,000 views so far.

I could never have imagined reaching so many people. This is mostly due to four posts that were shared so widely, it might be considered that they went ‘viral’.

They are listed below, most popular first:

Teaching: a ‘family unfriendly’ profession

An apology to my autistic students

A Small Thing

To my son: your stimming is beautiful

I apologise for the sitcom style ‘episode that is just lots of clips from old episodes’ post – but as the title suggests, I am taking a short holiday from blogging. I hope for no more than a few weeks.

There are several reason for this. I started blogging as I love writing and found composing my thoughts to be very therapeutic during difficult times. However, success is a double edged sword and the pressure of finding new material that is good enough to maintain my standards is a little daunting. I want to make sure I continue blogging the things I really want to talk about – and not just post because of the pressure to create new material.  I also need to take time in my personal life to sort out some things, spend more time with my children, and improve my health which has been quite poor for the last few months.

In the meantime, I hope new visitors to my site might give some of the posts above a look. If you came to my site due to finding one of the posts above, take a look at one of the others.

Thank you – see you in a few weeks.

P.s The picture is totally unrelated. It’s just a nice picture of my part of the world.


  1. Clare
    14th March 2016 / 9:38 am

    Have a fab holiday lovely! You totally deserve it! Well done on the success so far, it is because you write so beautifully. I am so proud of how you have done so far and long may it continue. It is good to have some time out. Enjoy! #KCACOLS xx

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much. Hope you’re feeling better. Haven’t had a chance to read your health scare post but will be over this evening. xx

  2. 14th March 2016 / 10:19 am

    Enjoy your break! You deserve it. #bigpinklink

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Thanks ☺

  3. 14th March 2016 / 11:14 am

    I hope you enjoy your break from blogging. I haven’t had nearly the success you have and I have only been blogging 1 month but I kind of understand what you mean about the pressure To continue churning out posts and hope hey don’t do worse than the one before.

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you ☺

  4. 14th March 2016 / 11:38 am

    Good for you. I’d say you were perfectly entitled to looking at those amazing stats. I hope you feel proud, that’s brilliant. I find the fun goes from blogging if you are at a loss for material. I have been there and cobbled a post together that didn’t really make my heart sing so I think you are right to take your inspiration break. Enjoy!

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks. You’re right!

  5. 14th March 2016 / 11:53 am

    Enjoy your blogging holiday (maybe it should be called a blogiday), hope you’re back soon.

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you!

  6. 14th March 2016 / 1:45 pm

    enjoy your break – the blogosphere will still be here when you get back. btw I shared your teaching post with my daughter who is a high school teacher and she agreed with every single point!

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you! Looks like a lot of people with families are finding teaching very tough to manage at the moment. x

  7. 14th March 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Enjoy your break – I’m sure you’ll come back refreshed and brimming with new ideas. Congratulations on such great stats too – you really deserve it, your writing is heartfelt and thought provoking – the perfect blogging combination. #bigpinklink

    • Someone's Mum
      14th March 2016 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you 😊

  8. 14th March 2016 / 3:46 pm

    well wowzer to you – incredible! a well deserved break for sure- i can only dream of those kinds of viewings so enjoy your break lovely #bigpinklink

  9. 14th March 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Enjoy your break and look forward to your return. You’ve done amazing in the months you’ve been blogging, stats I would aspire to for sure! Congratulations on your achievements and I hope your health improves soon #bigpinklink

  10. 14th March 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I absolutely agree. You can completely tell when a blog has been written just because, rather than because the writer was inspired. A few weeks off will do you the world of good and re-inspire you. I plan to do the same myself in the near future. #bigpinklink

  11. 15th March 2016 / 12:35 am

    Have lovely break,enjoy it, you’ll come back with lots of new content to wow us again! X

  12. 15th March 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Enjoy your blogging break. It really is a very healthy thing to do. I try to have a few each year. You’ll come back refreshed and brimming with ideas #KCACOLS

  13. 15th March 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Wow well done on those amazing stats! That is a definite catapult into blogging success & lots of people have a lot of time to build up to having that pressure so I can imagine it being quite a shock. Enjoy your break, refresh, recharge & relax & I look forward to seeing you again soon, restored & hopefully healthy again. Sucks being ill. Thanks for linking up again. #bigpinklink

  14. 16th March 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Enjoy the break & get well soon. They are amazing stats. Enjoy the success & don’t worry whilst you recharge. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

  15. 18th March 2016 / 12:59 pm

    You certainly deserve a break. You’ve touched a lot of people. I look forward to your return… my daughters both work in schools!

  16. 19th March 2016 / 8:11 am

    Wow those are fantastic numbers!! It is amazing!! I also agree that you have written grate posts so far showing people another side of teaching. Your posts are always very interesting to read. I hope you have a fantastic break and enjoy the time with your family. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again soon! 🙂 x

  17. 23rd March 2016 / 12:42 am

    Those are amazing stats for such a short time of blogging! Enjoy your break – always good to step away every now and then 🙂

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