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Blogging is one of those things that can be done for decades without getting burnt out from it because it requires no physical energy. If you follow someone online, it may never cross your mind that one day their content will come to an end but eventually it will happen because no one can blog forever. Some bloggers will make a final post when they are considering shutting down their blogs, but not everyone will because bloggers are not required to give those kinds of details, and some people do it as a courtesy. I am not considering quitting my blog just yet, but there will come a time when I do quit blogging because I may get bored with my blog and want to move on to other projects.. I don’t know when that will be because I don’t plan when I am going to quit, and it could be six months from now or ten years. Why do bloggers quit? It would seem like blogging is easy enough that people would want to do it for as long as they can, but even though something can easily be done that doesn’t mean we do it forever because even the most successful bloggers shut their blogs down. I do not know every blogger’s reason for quitting because we are all so different, and today I am only going to talk about the common ones.
You run out of ideas– I love coming across a new blog because new bloggers often are so motivated and often have all kinds of ideas of things they want to write about and it may seem like there is no way you could run out my ideas but the more you create the harder it is to come up with new topics. The first year of blogging is the biggest learning curve but as far as content creation goes it’s the easiest because you don’t have any posts yet. Blogging is not cut out for everyone and some quit within their first year for blogging because they are convinced they have said everything which I believe is not possible even if you were to write every single day. Blogging can be fun but once you get your first one-hundred posts up it can be hard to come up with new ideas and sometimes the only reason a blogger quits is because they ran out of ideas and have nothing more to say. I think that the best way for this not to happen to you is to not jump into daily blogging on day one and to ease your way into it because you will become burn yourself out if you are putting too much pressure on yourself to write as much as possible. The hardest part of blogging sometimes is coming up with topics and although it does get harder to come up with fresh ideas it also gets easier with more experience.
You get ill or die– A vast majority of bloggers will not have any health conditions that would force them to take a six-month hiatus but even the healthiest bloggers are not immune to illness and death. Bloggers get ill and die, and sometimes the reason why someone abruptly disappeared from the Internet is because they are very ill or not around anymore. If a blogger were to suddenly die families sometimes will make a public announcement if they know how to get into our blogs but if family members don’t know password for our account a lot of time you won’t know why a passionate blogger suddenly stopped.
The haters go to them– Bloggers that are new and have not built a large number of readers usually will not have a ton of haters but for those of us who have been around a while that have become popular or write about controversial topics, haters can be an issue. As a blogger, I do not let haters ruin my day because I think of haters as another person on a computer screen that is not saying nice things and I am not going to let a total stranger’s hate comments have power over me, but for some people, it’s not as easy. Some people get way more haters than others and it starts to affect them and the only way you might quit because of it. I am always telling people to not take trolls’ comments personally, but it’s a lot more difficult for new bloggers to ignore a comment that completely trashed their blog because you want to say something to that person. I hate seeing bloggers quit because of a troll, but it happens and I honestly don’t blame people for not wanting to deal with trolls.
Your blog was hacked – It is not easy to hack a blog or any website because hosting companies generally have a lot of security, and you would have to know a lot about computers to be able to hack it but every website can be hacked into. I used to follow a blogger who had to suddenly quit because someone kept hacking into her blog and social media, and she could not figure out who it was. She had no choice but to shut it down. It can be more serious when a blog is hacked because content creators don’t only have to change their passwords, but we also have to notify every single person on our email list, which is hundreds if not thousands of people. It’s so infuriating that sometimes content creators have to stop doing what they love because of a hacker, but it is something we always have to think about.
You’re not making tons of money – There are a lot of bloggers that start a blog because they love to write and would continue doing if they never made money from it, but there will always be those people who start a blog because they think it’s a lazy way to get rich. There are far too many Pinterest articles that claim you can make thousands of dollars off of a blog in the first three months while doing nothing, and when that doesn’t happen, people abandon their blogs.
Some people don’t feel appreciated– When you spend so much time writing a blog post and it gets almost no views, it can be frustrating for bloggers and some people may feel like no one reads their posts and that it’s not worth it to keep doing it. Every blogger has days when their blogs are dead and aren’t getting any readers, but that is totally normal and you shouldn’t expect to break records on your blog every single day. Bloggers sometimes feel underappreciated because people will tell us what we do doesn’t matter and to get a real job. If you want your favorite blogger to stay online for a long time, do not forget to show them that you appreciate what they do because we won’t know that unless you tell us.
You become depressed– Mental illness can affect anyone but it is even more common amongst people who are on the Internet all the time because people can be a lot meaner online than they would ever be in real life. Social media can be a very positive place for many disabled because it’s a place where we can meet other disabled people that get it but it can also be toxic because there will always be trolls.. Social media can cause depression in some people and sometimes you quite because you are not motivated to write due to mental illness.
Bloggers that are truly passionate about what they do often do it for decades, but even the most passionate bloggers have a last day. Some bloggers quit because they were never cut out for blogging to begin with, but the vast majority of people quit because they run out of ideas. If you are a reader, you can help bloggers avoid writer’s block by giving them suggestions of things you’d like to see and lessen the likelihood of someone quitting soon. I admire people who can blog for decades and never let trolls get to them or run out of ideas and I hope that one day I am that person, but I don’t blame people for calling it quits if they no longer enjoy blogging. I do not necessarily think it’s wrong for bloggers not to tell their readers when they are quitting because sometimes people will try to change to convince them not to. Why do you think bloggers quit?
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