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When To Quit Blogging?

Have you ever gone into one of those down-times of blogging when you just want to shut the whole world away from you and be by yourself and stop worrying about Panda, Penguin and other messed up animal-sounding-updates???

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What is your Alexa Rank? What is your Google Page Rank? How many posts did you post this week? How many guest articles did you write this month? Did you update all your plugins? Did the WordPress update crash your website? Did you answer to every comment on your articles?

Sometimes they do sound hard on the blog owner, who tries to maintain the website and at the same time balances his time and effort with his work and family. So it is not unusual to find oneself asking “Is it time to quit blogging?”

If this thought has occurred to you, I suggest you try to answer these few simple questions below:

  1. Did I meet all the goals I set for my blog? Or Am I closer to any of them yet?
  2. Have I given it enough time?
  3. Am I still interested in my “niche” topics?
  4. Do I have time to keep my blog ticking?
  5. Do I enjoy writing for my blog?
  6. How many readers are actually reading and commenting on my articles?
  7. Is my blog earning any revenue?
  8. Is there any other benefits from my blog?
  9. Is my content keeping my readers engaged and wanting to return back?
  10. Is any other blog mentioning about my blog, if so what are they saying?
  11. What is my blog traffic? Is it growing or coming down?
  12. Have I changed my blog design and template recently?
  13. What new plugins and features have I used in the past 3 months?
  14. Is my niche “dying” ?
  15. Last – If I stop blogging today, what will I do with all the time spent on blogging from tomorrow?

After you have answered these questions, I am sure at-least some of them has motivated you enough to get back to your grind and stop worrying about quitting!!!!!

Can you add more to this list?

 

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21 Responses to " When To Quit Blogging? "

  1. Leora says:

    We were just discussing the niche idea on my Sketching Out blog – I have a hard time sticking to a narrow niche for that blog, but I am hardly motivated to quit. I just allow that it’s OK if the niche is quite broad or if it varies from month to month …

    I hope this wasn’t motivated by your thought of quitting, Praveen. I wish you would write more of your own articles and feature a little less of the guests. I like to hear your voice (the ones about Indian food, vegetarianism or your daughter are quite nice).
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    • Leora – Thanks for your comment and am glad you are one among many of us who are determined to carry on no matter what.

      No, I was in the process of writing up some material for new bloggers when I had this thought and spent a few minutes to scramble up these questions and publish it here.

      I am really motivated by your comment, and will surely make up for all the time lost, i have been busy with a few other projects and hence the slow-going.

      Thanks once again.
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  2. Nikhil Bille says:

    Few months before I think that “I will leave from blogging”, but at the end I never leave or quit a blogging because I realize that when we have some qualities to do something then why we loose our qualities and why we quitting our talents.

    Reasons of quitting blogging?
    - No more earning money in starting days
    - No patient
    - No passion

    You are write nice post, it really help for newbie bloggers who want to quitting from this industry.
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  3. King says:

    If a person truly believes in blogging and starts that he doesn’t get demotivated from it but the only motive is money for starting a blog that he/she need to rethink about the decision as reviewing the money making machines is not a wrong thing to do but it all depends on the attitude of the person..
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  4. Hi Praveen! Great article! I go through this sometimes, as I run 2 blogs, and sometimes it gets to be too much and I want to run away and hide (or at least from one blog). I’ve been doing the one blog for over 2 years and believe I accomplished my mission, to an extent, however the need to spend more time on my other blog overwhelms me. I’m not one to quit but I truly believe, when you’re not “feeling it” anymore, may be time to let it go.
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    • Bren – I read your article back at Lisa’s and you have done a great job at it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment here.

      I too own another tech blog and sometimes it does become an overkill, but I have learnt not to lose patience in handling and devoting equal time to my blog and my life. Maintaining that perfect balance between work and life is very important and will resolve most of our issues.

      Keep doing the wonderful job you do and hope to see more articles from you.
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  6. Ah…isn’t this most of us go through sometime or the other Praveen!

    Sometimes the thoughts of quitting do cross our minds, and they come because of various reasons. But yes, when you put up the questions as you mentioned – and think deep about whether you have really given everything a real try – it all gets pretty simple.

    I guess when you question yourself whether you’ve done your best and take charge of the areas that are bringing such thoughts, you start finding solutions – isn’t it? It happens with me sometimes when I think that this I won’t be able to do,but when I self-affirm and say have I really tried hard enough – it builds that self-confidence to give it a try – and things work!

    Thanks for sharing this motivating post with us. Happy weekend too. :)
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    • Harleena – I am glad you have that self control and firm resolve to keep going no matter what. I would never want you to stop blogging, and am sure neither does any of your readers.

      When such thoughts do cross our minds, it is good to take a few moments to ourselves to stop and think about our blog and our journey in this field. It always refreshes our minds and brings us back on track for sure :-)

      Thanks for your comment and have a great weekend.
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  7. Adrienne says:

    If you can believe this Praveen, the only time I’ve ever felt like this is when I lost someone close to me and I just didn’t know how I was going to concentrate on reading posts, writing my own and commenting on others.

    Never have I been ready to just give up. I had no visitors at all for the first year and a half that I blogged so although I was frustrated, I never once thought about quitting. I knew this was where I was suppose to be and I knew that the answers would eventually come.

    I think that enjoying what you do and knowing that you’re making a difference should be enough to keep most people going. I sure would hope so at least.

    Great questions people need to ask themselves though. I often think that just being able to call someone up and ask them questions can really make a difference too.

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    • Adrienne – I am sure that time in your life when you lost someone close was a difficult one for you.

      It is nice to know more about your initial blogging days, you have said it right that we should always do what we enjoy doing and that way, it is not likely that we feel like quitting.

      Just keep going and writing the wonderful stuff you do. I enjoy reading your blog and would never miss a chance to leave a comment on each one of them.

      Thanks for stopping by.
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  8. Joy Healey says:

    Hi

    I’m new here – my eye was caught by the title!

    Like Adrienne, losing someone close to me a few months ago stopped me in my tracks for a while, but I’m fighting back now!

    Joy
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  9. Stan Faryna says:

    It has been said that we will measure our existence and value by the breadth and depth of our presence in the world. If it’s true, even a little bit, keep on blogging.
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  11. Sanjib Saha says:

    This is exactly what touched me. WINNERS NEVER QUIT, AND QUITTERS NEVER WIN. Perfect Statement. Why should one quit blogging? I see no reason to quit. Well I am in college 3rd year now, after few months I will be in forth year and then will be placed somewhere. But I dont think that I am going to quit blogging some day. Well, this is my passion and I will always blog, no matter what amount I make. Money is no big deal, I get satisfaction and that is what matters most to me. And yes, I do make a good amount which other students fail to make. :)
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  13. I think it’s not a good idea about quit bloging . If your passion is to do bloging then you are suppose to kill your passion.If you are doing this from long time then it’s a chance loose your daily visitors on your site .I think rather than quiting you should continue till your best time .

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