If you’re not blogging for a living, and it’s too demanding, for God’s sake, STOP. Or just blog LESS.
If blogging has become a burden, then we should think of quitting.
However, some will continue to blog out of what they feel is an obligation.
As we all know, bloggers start blogs for different reasons, and once comments start coming in, blogging becomes more fun.
We make new friends, read each others blogs, have more people to Tweet or Facebook with and in the process develop real connections.
Multiply that times ten, twenty, thirty or more (depending on how large your community is), add to that your RSS feed readers, and you may find yourself in a position where you feel,
I want to quit blogging, but I have readers who are depending on me. Or___(fill in the blank)___.
Yes. That’s true.
When we blog, those who come by to read do develop expectations.
However, I don’t think we should ever feel obligated to blog (unless it’s our paid job), nor should we feel we’re a quitter if we stop.
As much as what we share CAN and DOES help others, and the connections we make online are real, if our heart’s not in it, and the joy of blogging is gone, then it may be time to reevaluate our position as a blogger.
Just like anything else, blogging/blogs also have a life span, and for some it may be short.
Have you ever thought of quitting blogging?
What changed your mind?
Or, have you quit?
Care to share?
P.S. On March 30th, 2010, I celebrated the completion of three years of blogging. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support and kind words. As I enter into year four, I look forward to creating more memories and milestones, plus meeting other bloggers as they share their thoughts online.