Monday, January 21, 2013
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Question: We've discussed blogging slumps before but have you ever seriously considered throwing in the towel and quitting blogging? If so, what changed your mind? Did you discuss it with other bloggers?
Answer: I have never wanted to quit blogging, but there are times when I've felt like I should quit, if that makes sense. Sometimes it's because of time restraints but mostly it's because at times I get intimidated by the "right" way to blog. That I should be reading and reviewing quicker. That I should have more followers. That I should have more unique features. But then I remember that I started this blog for me and because I love books. That hasn't changed. I've definitely been in reading slumps, but they've never lasted more than a few weeks, so I'm lucky in that respect. I really enjoy blogging and the blogging community and mostly, the people I've met.
I used to do a huge Halloween event at my house. I absolutely loved it and I spent a lot of time building and decorating. I thought I would do it forever and never saw myself stopping, only growing. But one year, I decided I didn't want to do it anymore. It got to be too much work and the payoff wasn't as satisfying. Plus, I wanted to do other things in October. So, I stopped. I thought it would be difficult, but it really wasn't. It was definitely the right decision. Right now, I don't see myself not blogging in the near or even distant future and part of me kind of hopes that day never comes. If it ever does, I will definitely talk it over with my blogger friends to explore whether it is the right decision for me or not.
How about you guys? Ever want to just throw in the towel? Why or why not?