Hello, and happy Saturday! I’m sorry this post is a day late. I’ve had a very long week, but I’m excited that it’s June, and that it’s the weekend! Today, I have the first LTB post of the month, and I think the topic is a really good one. So, thanks so much to Kristin for suggesting this week’s topic, and let’s get into the post!!
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April of this year! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about, and this week’s topic is have you ever considered quitting blogging? (Kristin @ Lukten Av Trykksverte)
Have your reasons for blogging changed since you started? If so, what changes have you noticed?
They definitely have. When I started blogging, I started my blog as a place to write book reviews, and nothing else. Now, my blog is so much more than that. I still post book reviews, but I also post all sorts of other things, like discussion posts and recommendations posts. One of my biggest reasons for blogging is also the community. When I started blogging, I didn’t even realize how much of a community there was in the book blogging world. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it. So my reasons for blogging are similar from when I started, but they also have some differences.
Have you ever taken a break from blogging, or thought about it?
I’ve had to take little breaks from blogging, for a few weeks at a time. I really don’t like to take a long time away from blogging though. I also have to take breaks from my regular schedule of posting three times a week sometimes, depending on how much is going on in my life.
Blogging takes a lot of time and energy, and I’m sometimes not able to put all the time I would like to into blogging. I wish that I could always blog as much as I’d want to, but because of school, and everything else in my life, I can’t.
I think that it’s easy to feel guilty about having to take breaks from blogging, but it’s normal for people to have to take time away from blogging.
Have you ever thought about quitting blogging entirely? What stops you?
I have. Not seriously, but I have thought about it before. I think that when I think about quitting blogging, its not because I actually want to quit blogging for good, but more because I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed.
It’s tempting to sometimes be like “well, what if I just stopped blogging. I would have a lot more time.” But, I would be a lot less happy, and so that’s not something I want to do anytime soon! I love blogging, and even when it’s stressful I don’t ever really want to quit.
What gives you motivation to keep blogging?
Blogging makes me really happy, and knowing that I have this amazing community of other bloggers and book lovers gives me motivation to keep up with blogging. My blog is also my space where I feel like I can do my own thing, and I don’t want that to ever go away. Knowing that I’ll always have this platform and this space also gives me motivation to blog.
Wrapping this up…
I definitely have my doubts sometimes, but they usually come from stress, and not from me actually wanting to quit blogging. I love blogging, and it’s not something that I’ll be stopping anytime soon!
If you wrote a post for this week’s topic, link it below so that other bloggers can read your post!!
Have you ever thought about quitting blogging? Have you ever taken a break from blogging? What motivates you to keep blogging? Chat with me in the comments below!