Taking Time Away from Blogging and Why


Sometimes you just need time away. Something deep within you is calling you to the quiet. When that happens, it’s important to listen . . .

As with anything in life, sometimes we just need a little time away to refresh our spirits, fill up, and figures things out. That said, I just wanted to send a little note to say that I will be taking some time away from blogging, and to share why.

When life gets a bit crazy, and too much gets on my plate, I usually sense it in my spirit. For those who may not know me, I’m your ordinary person leading an ordinary life, who sometimes gets a little too much on my plate. I’m a busy home-maker—wife and mom, and the owner of several adorable doggies. I’m also involved with my church and volunteer work, and travel around with my dogs to conformation dog shows. All things I absolutely love! I also love my writing ministry which I do on the side.

At present, I am writing for a Christian devotional, and trying to finish 2 book projects that are calling for attention. I also have two blogs at LeilaGrandemange.com and PawzandPray.com . As many of you know, writing takes inspiration. I’ve never wanted to write apart from that sweet sense of knowing that the words I write come from something deeper within. That something deeper is many things to many people. For me, it’s the fruit of time spent with Jesus Christ, praying, studying His Word, and reflecting on life experiences.

In order to pour out, I need to fill up.

That said, I’m taking a step back from blogging and some other social media outlets to simplify my life and nurture my relationship with God, family and friends, while trying to finish my two books. I love blogging and connecting with other bloggers. There are so many talented, spirit-filled writers out there that share encouragement. I want to thank you for blessing me with your writing ministry. I hope to pop in now and then to say hi, as time allows. See you soon!

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” — Numbers 6:24-26

Recommended reading for those who may want to take time away from blogging:

How to Make the Most of a Blogging Hiatus

Hope be with you,

Leila Grandemange xx

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9 thoughts on “Taking Time Away from Blogging and Why

  1. I’ve been doing the same. Over the last two years, I have accumulated nine social media accounts. I found myself spending too much time there: posting, liking posts, and making comments. I justified this because I was mostly promoting my book, The Greatest Moment, and I saw it as ministry. Still, it took a lot of time and followup. Some of it was like chasing after the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:14). And my purposes drifted. I have closed all but my WordPress site. My three Facebook accounts were the last to go. Now, it seems, I have the time needed to work on my novel, pray, consider God’s Word, and reach out into the harvest. May I be accountable and faithful in these things.

    Will be praying for you, refreshing times in the Lord, and for your two book projects. Blessings in Him!

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    1. Hello Charles. Thank you for sharing. I can relate to what you’re saying, and I appreciate your prayers. Promoting our books is a full time job, and one that can be overwhelming and a bit unrealistic at times, regarding social media. I’m encouraged by your words as it affirms what I’ve been feeling too. I have been debating closing several FB accounts too, but am undecided so have left them sitting for now. I agree it’s better to focus on 1-2 things and do them well than spread ourselves out thin. I’m glad to hear you’re working on your novel. I’ll be praying for you too. May the Lord bless your work and time with Him. And may you come away refreshed 🙏🏻

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  2. Excellent point. “In order to pour out we need to fill up.” So important to simplify in order to do jus that! That’s what I’m doing currently, reducing social media use, deleting some social media platforms and just focusing on my writing during this time and what God wants to say through me!

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    1. A&J I’m so encouraged to hear your input, even more to know you are also reducing social media… your writing will definitely benefit. I wish you all the best. May God inspire you, refresh you, and use you in ways you never thought possible. He’s so good 🙏🏻

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