5 THINGS I’VE REALIZED DURING MY BLOGGING HIATUS | Life Update

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I was on a 30 day hiatus from blogging, and it helped me realize a lot of things about blogging, and what I want to be doing with my blog within the next year. Here are 5 things I’ve realized over the past month about my blog.

(1) BLOGGING IS DEAD TO ME

After going on a break from blogging, I’ve realized I now hate blogging. It’s this self-centered modern sport, and I don’t think I like it anymore. I have never meet a blogger who was not blogging for anything other than building themselves up onto a higher pedestal and it really shows. Let me repeat that, I HAVE NEVER MEET A BLOGGER WORKING TO HONESTLY HELP OTHERS. They always want to promote another one of their products and/or services, and once you realize that about bloggers, everything about them crumbles.

(2) ONLY THE BIGGEST & OLDEST BLOGGERS ARE EVER RELEVANT & HAPPY

This truth just sucks the joy out of blogging for me. And I’ll be honest, when I started blogging, I had no idea about this and I was happy just writing. As time went on, I found out why all the bloggers I knew in the beginning quit and left! It’s because- *reads the (2) title again*.

(3) WE ARE NOW VISUAL AND AUDIO LEARNERS, AND BLOGGING IS BORING

This is pretty self explanatory. Reading is becoming boring and an old way of learning. People like watching and listening to things now, and blogging is becoming irreverent to the younger generations (like me).

(4) ALL MY “BLOGGING FRIENDS” ARE GONE

I have about 200 blog posts on my blog, and they go back three years. Things were very different then, and I’m sad because I knew so many good people and it was fun for me when I had about 100-350 followers. I can’t find them anywhere, and it sucks. And now with 1140+ followers, I have none.

(5) I THINK I SHOULD MOVE ON FROM BLOGGING NOW AFTER 3 YEARS

This was one of my first thoughts when I was “on a break” from blogging. It came to me like a memory, softly and quietly with bittersweet feelings. I loved blogging, but it was time to let go and go forwards in my life. Quitting blogging would be like saying good bye to a dear friend, and with no feelings of malice or hate, I would be giving them a farewell for a long time.

GETTING READY TO SAY GOODBYE TO BLOGGING

It has been good, and for the most part I have been in love with being able to share my writing with you all, and essentially the world. I cannot say at this time when I will be going full stop, but I won’t be posting very often now. I’m not even going to attempt to give you a post schedule because I’m not inspired to write posts anymore, and I simply don’t know when the next post will be.

I will not ask for your opinions about quitting blogging, because at this point nothing will change my mind. I only ask that when I do, you will say good bye to me like a dear friend, leaving for an adventure with no return date for home.

21 thoughts on “5 THINGS I’VE REALIZED DURING MY BLOGGING HIATUS | Life Update

  1. Sad to see you go, but I think it is really brave how you have found the strength to say no. And I think that sometimes that is harder than saying yes, but sometimes we really do need to say no for our own good. Good on you! Bless ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m leaving at the end of this year (I’ll make an announcement soon), it took a lot of time to realize I was feeling bad about the blog itself and not just coming up with new posts, and I really believe this will be good for me! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I go through this but find myself drawn back in. I love words more than visual or audio, I seek them out, and I love my intimate little community. But that doesn’t mean I don’t hear you. I get it. Sometimes I get a blogging fatigue and don’t know if I’ll be returning (but so far I always have).

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  3. I hope you still around, I genuinely read and loved this post, I am going to take a look on the rest of your blog. You know, I totally get you, I started blogging 1 year ago, and for more than 10 months, I post 2 or 3 times per week, and I have to stop myself because I was feeling extremely overwhelmed, with a full time job, a family, the house and everything going on in my life was a little too much. So good luck, I wish you happiness in whatever thing you wanna do now!!!

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  4. Blogging is meant for fun and promotion ! Donโ€™t sell blogging short ! I like blogging. I write a lot about basketball and sometimes current events and sometimes to promote my books ! Itโ€™s all in what you make of it. So I hope you change your mind ! You have a nice following. Maybe post once a week to keep your following and to maybe keep doing what you use to love ? Maybe you will find that spark again !

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