I’m sure every blogger has struggled through this before, whether they wanted to continue their blog or not. And there’s just a variety of reasons why someone might want to. I’ve actually had this dilemma several times since I’ve started blogging back in 2008. Sheesh, I can’t believe I’ve been doing it for so long.
Today, I thought I’d list out the reasons that have been going through my head about possibly calling it quits.
I gave birth to the most beautiful little girl in November and devoting my time to her has been my main priority. With everything that comes along with newborns/infants, I have very little time to spare. And when I do, I squeeze in time for self-care because postpartum is a thing and takes a very long time to get through. Or I’m just soaking in that quiet time. I’m definitely not complaining about the time I don’t have any more cause watching little miss grow is the most amazing thing ever.
2. Lack of Inspiration
The bulk of my inspiration, which fueled my blog content, was traveling. We haven’t traveled anywhere or done much hiking since October. We did on a hike a couple weeks ago, but the weather made the views a bit lackluster. We’re still waiting on little miss passport so we can get back out there and venture on. I’m heading to London next month, so maybe planning that trip will help the inspiration settle in.
3. Do People Even Read My Posts?
Yes, I know that’s probably the one thing that shouldn’t bother me, but deep down it does…well to a certain level. I don’t go drowning my sorrows over it. But I always wonder who actually reads my stuff and whether they care to even read it, I’ve always viewed my blog as a place for people to stay updated with my life. For me, blogging started to keep my parents in the loop of everything that has been going on in my life.
I don’t exactly put out super engaging content. And well, I don’t exactly have a niche. I blog about a little bit of everything. In other words, these kinds of thoughts will get me nowhere. Get on that positive train, Malia.
4. Lack of Content
Alongside with lack of inspiration comes lack of content. I’m not a niche blogger. There are things I could be blogging about but just have chosen not to like motherhood. I’m not sure I’d have more to add on, that hasn’t been said by another blogger.
5. how to stand out among a sea of other bloggers
This is one problem I get into constantly, trying to write something that hasn’t been said before. And people, that’s tough! As much as I love following niche bloggers, I love it when other bloggers mix it up a bit and talk about different things.
Well, these are my thoughts as of lately, I still have a few posts that I wanted to get out there, but just haven’t been motivated to get those done. Anyways, have you been in this position before, what did you decide? To end the blogging or keep it going?