Blog Growth Stalling: Some Reasons Why I Nearly Quit Blogging By Webomatica is a great step-by-step look at what gets in the way of bloggers to cause them to stop or want to stop, and how to overcome each block in the blogging path.
Some recent numbers from Technorati …suggest that while the total number of blogs is increasing, more blogs are falling inactive, meaning blog growth has stalled at 15 million.
Even if you doubt these stats’ accuracy, I think any blogger would agree: it’s not exactly a cake walk to blog for the long term. I’ve been at this for under a year, and several times thought about throwing in the towel. While we all have different criteria for success, surely an inactive blog means the writer found something better to do.
I thought I would recount the various reasons why I nearly quitting blogging, so perhaps others can learn from my experiences and rationalizations behind continuing.
Om Malik’s article on “Knowing When to ‘Whack It” discusses the issues of knowing when to quit a project in which you’ve put so much time, energy, and money into, and even your heart and soul, and walk away.
There are a lot of things that can get in the way of completing a project or your blogging efforts. And there are many ways to get off the train if it’s going in the wrong direction for your life.
If you are thinking of quiting your blog, read my article on How to Know When to Stop Blogging.
- How to Know When to Stop Blogging
- Have Your Favorite Bloggers and Blogs Run Out of Steam
- When the Burden of Support is Too Great
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