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.