A summer break, a blog survey and a blogging rant because I can’t help it

Hello friends, happy Sunday! How are you? I hope you’re all doing great and that you had a fabulous week. Today’s Sunday and no usual post for the day… no usual post for a while, actually.

(Now, that’s your moment to be terrified)

I’ve been mentioning it in my past monthly-wrap ups and hinting a little bit at it, but in case you missed it, here goes. This is the day of the announcement and I’m making this look terrible when, really, it’s not. Except for you because I hope that you’re going to miss me a tiny little bit.

Summer break is finally here – I have been waiting, expecting it for the LONGEST time now. Just a couple, not even a month because I’m an adult (boo) but I’ll take what I can get, weeks off work to read, sleep, blog…or not.

I’m actually here to announce my official summer break.

Starting TODAY and until the 27th of August, I will be travelling, home, travelling, home, travelling, home. In that very order. Actually, as you are reading this, I’m in the car with my parents heading for a couple days’ holidays close to Geneva, Switzerland. I’ll be there then gone again to Dublin, Ireland, with my lovely twinnie sister. I’ll be there then gone again back to the North of France, then to the South of France with another half of me.

Basically, I will be gone for three weeks and in these three weeks, I’m taking a break from blogging. Obviously because I will be exploring, traveling, eating and bothering my sister by going to every bookshop we see on our way and keeping up with blogging will be not impossible but… I just don’t want to.

I’m a hardcore kind of blogger, meaning that I am quite obsessed with blogging. Meaning that I love it so much, obviously, but also meaning that I am so many times close to burn-out someone has to remind me to take a step back and that blogging is not my job. That it is okay to take a break once in a while and that -hopefully- none of you will forget me or not be there whenever I’m back. So I’m letting go for a couple weeks, to enjoy my holidays, my summer, my family and loved ones and give in to another one of my biggest loves, travelling.

What’s happening now??

There won’t be any blog posts from me until the 27th of August, when I’ll be back. That being said, I have reviews scheduled because I am forever late on reviews – one per week. I won’t be answering to comments, I won’t be blog-hopping and I will be missing you all a whole lot. But I also need and am also quite happy to have a little break and take care of myself.

Okay., if I am being honest here, I will most probably stop by in-between the 9th and the 12th to stalk all of you. But otherwise I’ll be Blair – Waldorfing in style. I promise (I’ll try).

If you want to follow me and my adventures, I will (probably) be tweeting a bit (@dh_books) ; I will be (120%) instagramming everything (@slowlyallatonce) and miiight be, because I’m not a huge fan of it, snapchatting a couple times (marie.dhb). If you want to reach me or talk to me in any way while I’m gone, I’ll always be answering to my DMs on Twitter anyway and if you miss me too much you can always email me. I’m having too much hope here, aren’t I?

Obviously when I’ll be back, I’ll flood you all with my pictures and adventures. If you want to.

About drizzle & hurricane books

I miiiight have mentioned above that I am a bit of a hardcore blogger, so… I KNOW that blogging will always be in the back on my mind. I KNOW I might be checking my WordPress app once in a while. I also KNOW that I’m just taking a break and that I will be back because I love this too much to stop.

I’m not celebrating any particular milestone other than the fact that blogging has become such a constant in my life and I’m settling in well -I think?- and people are actually reading my post -I think???- and I want to do better and think about what I am doing and overall just be a happy blogger -that, I know for sure. In order to do that, I would LOVE to, if you have a minute, to fill out this little survey about my blog, my blog posts and overall your impressions, wants, needs and likes and dislikes about it all. It takes like, 2 minutes and 34 seconds or something.

If you made it there, THANK you for reading this long rambling. If you have a couple minutes, don’t forget to fill out the survey so I know your little thoughts about my corner of the internet! THANK YOU for everything.

I’m going on holidays but…I still want to know all about you! Are you or did you go somewhere this summer/ winter?

Are YOU a hardcore blogger? Will you miss me (a little bit, maybe?)

Sending you all love, see you at the end of the month! xx

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109 thoughts on “A summer break, a blog survey and a blogging rant because I can’t help it

  1. I’ll absolutely miss you! But you definitely deserve a break πŸ™‚ All of your traveling sounds so fun and exciting. I can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back! Have an amazing time!! ❀

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  2. Hahaha this was such a funny post — the gifs were hilarious!!! And I hope you enjoy your holidays! Take all the time you need to relax and stay away from the blog! It’s honestly so freeing not having to think about posts and comments and schedules for a while! I’m also going on holidays next week and I’m super duper excited! 😍 Have fun and enjoy your break, Marie. You deserve it ❀️

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  3. Good for you! I’m going on vacation in a couple of weeks and have been trying to decide if I will also take a small break. I have reviews already scheduled through that week. I think it’s important to just shut down once in awhile! Have fun, I’ll be thinking of you on your fun trips!

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  4. *cries* I knew it was coming, but… 😭😭😭 Marieeee! I’ll miss you so much! You’ve been a lovely, amazing friend to me and I’ll miss talking to you so so much! But I do think it’s important to take a break from blogging — I totally agree. I’m a hardcore blogger as well and I might need to take a break soon just to relax a bit. πŸ˜‚ I WILL TAKE YOUR SURVEY OF COURSE!!! Well, you know I went to Banff, which was gorgeous. Aww, I wish I had some social media to talk to you/see what you’re up to!

    I’m off to take the survey now! Your trip sounds WONDERFUL, and I hope you have a fun, relaxed vacation. I’ll miss you so much! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. (I’m taking a break, I’m just stopping by… haha. I am obsessed)
      I LOVE YOU MAY you are the sweetest, thank you so, so much ❀ ❀ It feels good to relax, even just for a couple days, I feel a tiny bit more chill about it haha, I'll come back at the end of August and tell you how that worked haha.
      And no worries – I will share tons of picture of my trips on the blog as well πŸ˜€ ❀
      Thank you May, I miss you, sending you tons of love! ❀ ❀ ❀

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  5. I had to take a complete break from blogging in June because I was in China the entire month. Getting on the internet was incredibly hard, so no blog updates, or reading, or even drafting. It was HARD. And even harder coming back and finding a way to jump back in. In fact, my break went a bit longer, because I was just overwhelmed from the trip and now posting for such a long time.
    Have a fantastic time! I’m kind of jealous – enjoy your trip!

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    1. OH I get it, I can imagine how it’d feel, trying to turn off everything. I only took a couple days’ break for now and I’m feeling disconnected a bit ahah, but well…it also feels good πŸ™‚ (also…I’m here but not too much ahah, it’s a weird hiatus.)
      Thank you so much, Elizabeth! ❀ ❀

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  6. OBVIOUSLY I’LL MISS YOU MARIE AND I’LL MISS YOU A WHOLE LOT. But you ARE a hardcore blogger – you post regularly and I see you pretty much EVERYWHERE commenting on things, so you definitely need and deserve a good break. Go enjoy it we’ll be here waiting for you ❀️

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  7. I think it’s really great that you are taking this break and taking time for some of the other loves in your life! We wouldn’t want you to get burned out and not enjoy this anymore. I will definitely miss reading your posts but I can’ wait to see your tweets and instagrams from your upcoming travels! Take ALL the pictures! And have a ton of fun!

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  8. Have a lovely time on your travels. We all need a little break every now and then and what better way to spend it than traveling. I will be keeping an eye out for pics of your adventures for sure. Sadly I will not be going on holiday this year but I’m 100% going to be booking my flights to Canada next year this month so I basically have a plan to just work and save for the rest of the year haha.

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  9. Oh Marie I will definitely miss you while you’re gone on your holidays, πŸ™‚ but I hope you have a brilliant time and I’m sure we’ll all be here waiting when you get back as well (I definitely will be). I’m not sure I could go three weeks without blogging, I did a week hiatus when I was on holiday last year and it felt like too long. After blogging for nearly two years not being on WordPress for an extended amount of time was too weird. :/
    I can’t wait to see pictures from your trips though, I’m assuming you’ll be posting some on your blog when you’re back right? I’m sure you’ll have a great time and as I’m not going to be going on holiday this summer I’ll need to live vicariously through your adventures. πŸ˜€ ❀
    Also I'll be sure to fill out your survey too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth! Here I am, proving I can’t take a couple days without blogging ahah. I’m just taking advantage of a break between travels to answer to a couple comments, but already I can say I feel a bit more relaxed. Not about everything I missed, but about the blogging pressure overall. It’s weird to be away though, yes :/
      Thank you! I will be posting pictures once I’m officially back for good, yes ! πŸ˜€

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      1. That’s all right, and I can’t lie and say I wasn’t happy to see your comments appear in my notifications. I feel you lasted away from WordPress longer than I would have so that’s something. πŸ™‚
        Oh that’s great to hear. Hopefully the rest of your break will prove relaxing as well, and yes I can’t wait to see pictures from your trips! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      2. Ahah it is. Well I’m not going to be around afterwards since I’ll get a bit less of a break from traveling, so…I’m cheating now ahah πŸ™‚ It’s good to be back even just for a day or so πŸ™‚ ❀

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  10. Have an amazing vacation, Marie! We will miss you! You are going to some wonderful places…I’m so jealous! I’ve followed your other social media sites so I can travel virtually with you πŸ˜‰

    Have a great time!
    Jo-Ann

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  11. I started my blog in April, but I feel I will hit hardcore before the year’s end. I’m near obsessed with book blogs, including mine. Yeah. I feel it’s arrival hitting strong.

    Have fun and be safe during your holidays! Take pictures and share, if you like.

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    1. Ahah, well having breaks, even if it’s just for a couple days, feels really good. I encourage it πŸ™‚
      Thank you so, so much, I will share pictures once I’m back at the end of the month for sure πŸ™‚ ❀

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  12. I think it’s so great you’re taking a break! You’re such an amazing and hardcore blogger but I think having a rest and enjoying travelling is good. Maybe it will help you recharge your blogging button and come back with a passion once you’re back, I’m not sure ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, Shar! (I am taking that break for sure. Well, I am trying. It’s the first couple days so it’s hard and I’m taking advantage of a break between travels to catch up ahah).
      It definitely will help. Even after just a couple days without blogging, I miss it. I hope I’ll come back at the end of the month filled with idea and love for blogging πŸ™‚ thank you so much! ❀ ❀

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  13. Have an amazing time, Marie, you totally deserve it. We are so lucky to have your voice in the blogging community. I’ll miss you but I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time to make up for it. I went hiking already this summer, and I”m going to go to Ladakh which will be great and I’m goign to Thailand in September (because I don’t have a job or school right now and my parents are lending me money haha.) I’m not sure if I’m a hardcore blogger, but I’d like to think that I’m still a dedicated blogger.

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    1. Oh thank you so, so much, Shanti! ❀ ❀
      OHHH that's so great, Thailand! I want to hear all about it for sure πŸ˜€ ❀
      And you are a dedicated blogger. I feel like you are, at least, whenever I read your blog posts and comments ❀

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  14. Hi Marie! Looks like our hiatuses are just timed next to eachother cause just now that I’m back you’re off πŸ˜‰ Haha, but seriously I do hope you’ll have a great holiday! Your plans sound amazing already and I’m already excited to read your travel posts when you get back πŸ˜‰
    I also totally get what you mean about being a hardcore blogger! Taking a hiatus was such a tough choice for me and I felt sooo guilty, but in the end it’s true that it’s good and necessary even to take a break sometimes πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll have an AMAZING August Marie! ❀

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Lindsey! ❀ ❀
      It is a though choice (I am living proof of it, taking advantage of a couple days' break from traveling to stop by ahah), but it also feels good to try and step away a bit. We all need that sometimes.
      Thank you, I hope you'll have an amazing month as well ❀ ❀

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  15. Good for you for getting away from it all for a while! πŸ™‚ No summer trips for me this year, but I’ve taken a day or two off of work to spend extra time with my niece and nephew. At 4 and almost 2 (end of August) they’re a joy and I love ’em to the moon and back. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your trips and your break from blogging!

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  16. I WILL MISS YOU, MARIE. I love your posts!

    I find taking a break from blogging is great as once I come back to it I’m super excited to blog again!

    I hope you have an amazing holiday, it sounds like it’s going to be a blast. Enjoy and try not to think about blogging too much! ;D

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    1. Thank you so, so much Kyra! ❀ ❀ I'm trying not to check it too often, it is HAARD -as you can see – but I am trying. It feels good not to do anthing blogging related everyday though πŸ™‚
      Thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  17. I hope you have a lovely holiday, Marie and I can’t wait to read about everything once you get back πŸ’•
    Also good on you for taking a break, it’s hard to step away from something that you love so much but it’s necessary sometimes!

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Michelle! It is hard to step back (I am proving it right now), but it’s also good not to think about blogging for a couple days. Or at least not to blog ahah, can’t say I am not thinking about it πŸ™‚

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  18. Ahhhh I HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH this past month!!! ❀ And I’ll miss you TONS more (😭❀) now that you’re leaving for the rest of the month!! Taking breaks can be so important, you are definitely a hardcore blogger ahah and I hope your vacation helps you relax more. 😊 You have so many great trips ahead of you (can you pack me in your suitcase maybe??) ahhh I can’t wait to see your photos. HAVE FUN LOVELY AND I’LL MISS YOUUUU!! 😘

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  19. Oh my goodness, Marie! I am so happy for you. You take that summer break and relax! Travel safe and I hope you enjoy your time with your family and eat lots of wonderful food.

    And, ugh, I hate how I’m gone most of the time now but I will definitely miss you! (At least there’s Instagram, which I’ve been kind of obsessed with lately, so I’ll keep up with you on there.)

    (P.S. Filled out the survey, by the way. ❀ )

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Summer ❀ ❀ I am enjoying time away even if its good to check in once in a while – I am not completely away after all… haha. ❀
      Thank you so much ❀ and please, keep on obsessing about instagram, I LOVE your pictures. ❀

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  20. Hope you enjoy your break Marie!!! I’ll definitely miss you πŸ™‚ but you definitely deserve to enjoy some time off!! You will absolutely love Switzerland! It is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve been too πŸ™‚ All the best in your travels!

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Sophie! It’s been really good so far, and yes, I had been to Switzerand before – I live quite close to it – and it is beautiful ❀ ❀ Thank you!! ❀ ❀

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Lauren! ❀ ❀ It feels good not to think about blogging and blog every single day – even if I feel a bit weird about it as well ahah πŸ™‚

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  21. HAVE FUN, MARIE!! Super jelly that you get to travel so often but it’s okay because I enjoy seeing your photos on Instagram xD I hope you have such a relaxing time and you visit so many awesome bookstores!! You have created such a great space here in the blogisphere and I am super happy that we’ve gotten the chance to connect these past few years!! Now to take your survey! (:

    Jess

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Jess! ❀ ❀ Ahah I'm happy you're enjoying the Instagram pictures πŸ˜€ You're the sweetest, thank you for your words, I hope August is treating you well ❀

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