No More Blog Posts?

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I’ve been going through a slight blogging crisis recently. There are lots of reasons behind it but basically I’ve come to the realisation that I don’t enjoy this any more. I used to. I used to love writing about books and talking to people. But I’ve been doing this for a really long time now.

Come the first of January I will have been blogging consistently for 4 years. And it’s no longer something I like doing. It’s now that thing I do because I always do it. It’s not even challenging anymore. Most of my blog posts are written on the day they get published and usually it won’t take me more than an hour to get the whole thing done. I’m not being challenged anymore and it’s making me want to stop or go try something else.

I’m not going to stop straight away. But I think something needs to change. I will at least go to the end of this year then maybe try something different. I don’t know if that new thing will continue on WordPress or move somewhere else. I really don’t know much of anything right now. But something needs to change.

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43 thoughts on “No More Blog Posts?

  1. I went through a phase of this recently and realise I had got into a content rut where I was writing the same kind of posts in the same kind of format and that repetitiveness sucked the joy out of it, therefore I changed what I wrote about and pushed myself more and have fell back in love with blogging.

    I hope you find your mojo again soon.

  2. Hey! Read your blog a lot, just wanted to say you’ll be missed but it’s totally understandable. I’ve been blogging for almost 10 years, and sometimes I have very long dry spells where I don’t feel like blogging for half a year at a time. I used to feel guilty about but now I just know when I feel like writing nonsense for no one to read on the internet the outlet is always there. I’ll miss your book recommendations though, you’ve led me to some good ones! Thanks for all the blogs, lady!

  3. I think you have to make the best decision you can for yourself. Maybe blogging served its purpose once and now it’s time to call it a day. You have to love it or what’s the point? You have so many other things you clearly love in your life – you’re a truly creative person in many ways – why do something you don’t enjoy any more just because you’ve done it for four years?
    You’ve been a super person to follow, Emma – I hope you enjoy whatever you do in the future. All the best 🙂

  4. I totally get this. I’m not blogging nearly as much as I used to, either, and I think part of it is because it isn’t challenging to me anymore. I also feel like I’ve grown a lot since I started my blog and it no longer serves the same purpose in my life as it used to. Right now, I’m at a place where I want to keep blogging because I love the community I’m a part of here–but I feel no need to have it as a main priority. I am writing posts when I feel like it, instead of forcing myself to schedule ahead as I used to do, and I feel so much better now that I’m allowing myself that freedom.

    Best of luck as you figure out your own change! Something will come to you in time.

    • Thanks. I’m thinking I may start doing something similar. Writing when I want rather than keeping a strict schedule. Not 100% sure yet. But its the best option I can come up with.

  5. I understand wholeheartedly! You may open a new door expressing yourself in other outlets. I’ve noticed I don’t write when I get on a painting kick. I play guitar when I’m not inspired to paint etc etc. It may be time to do something else and you may get back to blogging/writing in new form. Blessings to you!

  6. I’ve been turned off by blogging lately too. My thing started a little while ago when my health became my main priority. I slowly started to get myself off social media and now it’s to the point where I only ever use Instagram for hobby purposes (watercolor, huskies, etc) and snapchat with my close friends.

    It makes me sad that I lost my passion for blogging because I found a real outlet and a strong community to be a part of but I’ve found that even a lot of the people I follow have gotten pretty quiet lately. =[

  7. If you need some help with some ideas for your blog, I’m happy to help. I’ve been doing this for six years and I know your pain from my own personal experience. Send me a line if you need some advice…. JS

  8. You’re one of the first blogs I followed when I started blogging and I’ve enjoyed reading all your posts. I hope that you figure out what you want to do and that you get to start enjoying it whatever it is you choose.

  9. I too have gone through ups and downs. Usually after a down period where I’m not as interested, I get totally inspired and reach a new level with my artwork. I recommend sticking with it – but try different things to find a new thing that inspires you. I’d also recommend you do it right here in the same place. You’ve built up a following and many readers will be happy to follow you on your new adventures – whatever they may be. Good luck and hope to hear from you!

  10. Write about something else. Anything else.
    I couldn’t even consider only writing about specific things on my blog, I just write what comes to mind that day. You wouldn’t spend your whole life talking about the same subjects, would you?
    No, so don’t tie yourself down to doing anything in particular on your blog, either, you’ll enjoy it more straight away, I bet.

    • You know, I actually get really annoyed at people who only blog on one specific subject. I really try to write about different things so I don’t think that is the problem. I have changed things up in the past specifically for that reason.

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