What determines a need for a break from HP and how long is appropriate?
I know it's an individual thing for each person but what factors go into your decision? What level of contact is maintained during a break to keep your subdomain fresh and active?
I take a break when I simply cannot come up with fresh ideas or when I'm overly frustrated, such as every idea I do have gives me the reaction "It's been done before!" as opposed to "I can do a fresh take on it."
I try to answer questions and ask them when I'm not actually writing hubs so that I at least draw some new views to my page.
As to how long, I try not to go more than a couple weeks.
I did not even log in for six months. Everything seemed to go along fine without me, in fact my hubs had picked up a little and my score had improved.
I wrote a few hubs at the beginning of the year, now I'm kind of being idle again, although I do come around to answer comments and read the forum occasionally.
Me also, I haven't written hubs in two months; however, I participate in the forums and answer sections. Taking a pause until late spring!
Thanks, Sherry, very helpful. Thanks for answering.
I would be interested to knowing the answer to this question myself. Of course it works differently per person.
Anything really. Perhaps its a personal emergency crisis (like a family death, health scare,etc.) Maybe it's because you don't have time, are burnt out, or are suffering from writer's block. If I were to take a break it be for a combination of reasons, mostly being burnt out, no time, writer's block, and no desire/motivation to write. I don't know how long is appropriate, it is up to you. Its mostly how quick you get that desire and urge back.
A way to keep a level of contact on your sub-domain fresh and active is to log on at least once a week and perhaps answering questions and going on forums. There isn't much of a commitment as oppose to writing hubs and it can make you feel inspired to get back into creating hubs from visiting an commenting on forums and questions.
What determines it is when you feel that you need it - i.e.: writers block, family problem, illness, etc.
How long: However long that you feel that you need.
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