Blogging When You're Sick (Ill)

Blogging When You're Sick (Ill)

A BIG, big, BIG Hello to you all!! 
(I'm still alive)

Since I began blogging more than a year and a half ago, the longest I've been away from blogging is a a week or so. Well, I've now been off blogging for more than three weeks, and it has given me some time for reflection. Here's what I discovered along the way.

No. 1

When you're ill, and you write a personal blog, there is no one to write your blog for you. There is no one to call and say, "I'm sick and I can't blog today." Either, you write while you're throwing up your insides and coughing/sneezing away, or you don't write at all. Well, since I couldn't take-off sick time from work and had to work despite being really ill with a combination of a cough/cold/stomach virus, I just didn't have the extra energy to blog.

  Yesterday, I eventually gave-in to taking antibiotics. Normally, I'm the type of person who waits for the immune system to kick-in and fight the bacteria or viruses attacking the body. Usually, it takes a week or two, but it works. Well, people.....I finally had to submit and say that after three weeks, I'm exhausted of being sick and now am taking three different medications for all that's
 attacking me. 

No. 2

I was deathly afraid that I would start losing you - yup you! My wonderful readers. I thought, I've got to write! Otherwise, you will stop reading. I began to say to myself, "not today, but tomorrow...." Well, tomorrow became next week and the following week. You get the idea. And now three weeks later, here I am - less obsessive and insecure. I am so relieved that my ego wasn't so attached to my blog. I really thought that my world wouldn't be the same. But, it is. It's exactly the same, albeit me being more miserable with this blasted illness. 

No. 3

When you're sick, you're not inspired to write. Nothing can make you write. Inspiration comes from the heart, and being ill really depletes all motivation to do anything. And if you lose a few's okay. It happens and they weren't really into your blog. It's not personal...well, maybe a little, but it's cool.

Now, I'd like to share some beautiful inspiring 
words and images.

Love winter images

Isn't this magical?


Thanks to some of you who wrote little messages, asking how I was and making sure that I was still around.
You have no idea how much appreciate that. 
And thanks for hanging in there and sticking around.


  1. So glad you are feeling better, glad to have you back :)

  2. I hear ya sister! I hope you get to feeling better soon and that the medicine kicks in. It's not fun being sick and don't worry! Love reading your blog journey.


  3. So glad you're feeling better and hope those meds work their magic! I love reading your blog anytime :)

    Have a terrific week ahead, with more health than sickness!

  4. i hope you're feeling better! and it's good to read something from you again. but don't worry, when you're away - whether you're sick or just plain busy - we're not going anywhere. ;)

    <3, Mimi

  5. Hi Reese! I am so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I have felt the same way before about fear of losing readers because of being away so long. I think I have yet to get in my head that bloggers seem to always be there for you whenever you are ready to write!
    I just posted a Christmasy post, then came and visited you and see a picture I just used on my post! haha what a coincidence. It is that last Christmas looking picture. So magical.
    I hope you have a wonderful day! xo

  6. So glad to have you back,sweetie pie and I am so happy that you are feeling better
    Hugs and kisses and see you soon

  7. Glad you are back and hopefully feeling better! I was beginning to wonder what happened to you!

  8. never worry about that - your faithful readers are with you! sorry to hear you've been sick. xo bb

  9. So glad you are on the mend. I was fairly new to your blog so as I checked in from time to time I just assumed you didn't post much. Sorry you were ill. I'll be back, no worries.

  10. Hi there, I found your blog via Google while searching for first aid for a heart attack and your post looks very interesting for me.

  11. I hope you've been having a great week and are enjoying this Christmas season! :)

  12. just found your lovely blog and i'm a happy new follower! happy you are on the mend-your blog is so lovely and i'm having a ball reading through the old posts:)

  13. Oh Reese, I'm truly sorry that you haven't been feeling well! It's very difficult to write when your not 'feeling like yourself'! Please don't worry about losing many bloggers are in the same boat as you and understand completely. Whether is illness or just the stresses that come with life, taking a break is necessary sometimes and okay.

    Please take care and continue to get better...
    xoxo J~

  14. awww get well soon dearie!
    i agree its difficult to keep posting regularly when you are sick or due to other social commitments. i usually tend to keep a few drafts ready for emergencies. i hope you feel better soon. i loved all thos inspiring pics you've put up!


  15. So, so happy to hear you're feeling better! Definitely understandable why you weren't blogging and I can totally understand how that must have been hard, but glad you made peace with it :)

  16. What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say.


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