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Blogging fear: Reaching the end

March 9, 2015

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Photo: Justin Russell (CC)

I asked for your biggest fears in blogging, and y’all came through.

This week’s fear: “That it’s run it course and I should take up knitting.”

Nothing wrong with knitting. My pal Mercedes blogs about it on her site.

Let me put your mind at ease. It’s OK to stop blogging. It’s OK to pause blogging. It’s OK to end a blog.

I started a personal blog in 2012 called Project Bulk about getting in shape. I always intended it to be a project that would eventually run its course. I scaled back from daily posts to weekly to monthly posts. And then I was done. I left it online so others could learn from it or find something inspirational or amusing.

Some companies use limited-run blogs to launch campaigns or chart their own projects. They have no obligation to continue them for ever and ever.

I rarely have time to post on Media of Birmingham, though our fair city has plenty of ongoing industry fodder. I have ideas and drafts, but the news is a little too depressing for me to pursue.

Blogs sometimes hit their end. Or sometimes the bloggers evolve as their interests change. They burn out, they move on. Nothing wrong with any of that.

I’d rather see you walk away, head held high, than push and push until you grow sick of the whole enterprise. Blogging isn’t for everyone, though I truly believe everyone should at least try it once.

Thanks for blogging — hope to see you online again real soon.

Tell me about your biggest fear in blogging,
and I might answer it in a future post.

More in our Blogging Fears series.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2015 4:41 pm

    Bloggers have their individual reasons for starting a blog and the topics they write about. We’re entitled to change our interests and our courses of blogging intent.

    When I first started blogging I was only interested in getting ads and my blog was essentially a Halloween blog. Fairly quickly my interests changed and I became more interested in writing. It’s going on 6 years now and I’ll probably keep going for a good while as far as I can see.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    • March 11, 2015 4:46 pm

      Glad you’re among the active bloggers, Lee!

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