The other day we discussed the reasons why we start blogging. To continue the week of self-analysis let’s look at this from another angle.
Why do so many bloggers decide to quit after several months of blogging?
I remember a lot of gifted bloggers whose posts were thought-provoking, whose comments would make me smile, whose ideas resonated with my ideas.
But they’ve stopped writing for reasons unknown to me.
This happens differently to everyone. A blogger publishes wonderful posts almost every day, the blog gathers speed noticeably and then it suddenly disappears.
Another one posts regularly. After time goes on posts get less and less frequent and then they just disappear.
How not to lose your enthusiasm? How not to get lost among other talented bloggers? How not to become a part of the information noise?
Am I doing something wrong?!
“Am I doing something wrong?” a newbie blogger asks himself. “What’s wrong with my writing?” The question is twirling around in his head.
The thing is nothing is wrong. Just do what you are doing and do it well. Just stay here and watch how blog helps you discover yourself, clarify your thoughts and vision, improve your writing skills and formulate your great (believe they are great) ideas. Or do it just for the sense of accomplishment.
Many bloggers start with expecting too much. “My ideas are so fresh, my irony is so sophisticated, and my posts are so appealing”. Then they see unbiased Stats that gravitate to zero without regular posts and as a result they become discouraged. Or maybe they think, “Today my blog is miserable but someday I will have hundreds of followers and become famous”.
How wonderful would it be if we loved our blogs today as they are. If we were happy with our blogs even if they are small and powerless so far.
I don’t like saying banal ideas but that’s exactly what I’m going to do right now. Happiness begets happiness and it works in the blogosphere too.