Let’s Talk Bookish: Have you ever considered quitting blogging?

Let’s Talk Bookish: Have you ever considered quitting blogging?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and currently hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. Discussions pertain to topics related to reading or books. Share your opinions, and spread the love by visiting other “Let’s Talk Bookish” posts.

Prompts: Have your reasons for blogging changed since you started? If so, what changes have you noticed? Have you ever taken a break from blogging, or thought about it? Have you ever thought about quitting blogging entirely? What stops you? What gives you motivation to keep blogging? (Kristin @ Lukten Av Trykksverte)

This feels like such a timely question because I will be celebrating two years of blogging at the end of the month. When I started out blogging, it was about being able to express my views on books and connecting with the online book community since I had few friends who read. It was also an opportunity to speak about the importance of representation. My reasons haven’t changed but how consistent I’ve have been has been up and down.

I have had breaks from blogging. It’s usually sporadic, dependent on the amount of work I have and the slump cycle. More work means a lower likelihood of posting. Slumps will reduce how often I post. I’ve had reading and blogging slumps throughout my time as a blogger. These breaks allow me time to relax and refresh. As soon as they’re over, I try posting again, because I enjoy blogging. Quitting it entirely has not yet crossed my mind.

Let’s chat! Let me know your answers and thoughts in the comments below, or you can provide a link to your post so I can jump over and read it. Thanks for stopping by.

9 responses to “Let’s Talk Bookish: Have you ever considered quitting blogging?”

    • Ten years is awesome!! You are blogger goals!! I feel the same. Breaks are good and can be helpful, but I don’t think I can let it go either.

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  1. I’ve only been blogging for about a year and a half. I do think about quitting, but I like keeping busy, so I don’t know what I would do with all that extra time.

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  2. I haven’t considered quitting blogging, but I have felt the need to take a hiatus. However, I’m worried about how taking one would affect my traffic and gaining new followers.

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    • You should take a hiatus if you feel the need to. I always feel refreshed when I return. A hiatus did have an affect on my traffic, but I think it might depend on how long and how often you take a hiatus.

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  3. I’m still fairly new to the book blogging scene, so no, I haven’t seriously considered quitting. At the beginning I found it difficult to get engagement, and still do to some extent on my blog. But then I sat myself down and reminded myself that I’m doing this for me and numbers aren’t my priority–fun is.

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      • I legitimately don’t understand how someone who’s been book blogging as long as or maybe a year longer than me can have literally hundreds of followers more than me. Hahaha oh well. Twitter engagement is one thing, but it’s really difficult to convert that engagement to the blog. 😦

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