Do not give up!

This week Dr. Tanya has asked us to opine on this quote in regard to blogging insights;

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.”

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I have followed so many bloggers that have quit blogging. I don’t know why they just abandoned their blogs but lack of motivation is one of the reasons. Some of them had some issues which prevented them from blogging.

So while it’s very understandable that life intrudes in the blogging journey, quitting it altogether may not be the only option. Taking a break, a hiatus can be one way of dealing with this. Another way is to reduce the number of times one posts during the day, week, or month. Posting less is always better than stopping completely.

When I started to blog I used to post infrequently at first and then I started to post daily. When I discovered the daily and weekly prompts, I was at times posting 6-7 times a day. This was a schedule that I was finding quite hectic. So to suit my convenience, I reduced the number of posts to 3 per day. And I stopped doing the daily prompts, regretfully. The merging of 4-5 daily prompts into one post/poem was a challenge that I enjoyed but it was stressful for me.

Currently, my way of organizing my posting schedule is to write the posts for the next day, the evening before. Sometimes I leave a slot free for the prompts that will be posted the next day so that I can respond to them the same day. Dr. Tanya’s Blogging Insights is one of them. And so is Melanie’s SYW. The rest of my posts are mostly pre-scheduled. This way I can relax for the day and blogging never becomes a chore that I have to do!

I agree with this quote in context to blogging. Don’t quit but find ways to manage your blogging. Use features like “pre-scheduling” to make life, and blogging easy for yourself. Remember that the community you build with your first post and first comment has taken a lot of effort and when you quit, you’ll lose this wonderful community.

Many thanks, Dr.Tanya for your continued discussion on blogging!

#Keepitalive

#BloggingInsights

36 thoughts on “Do not give up!

  1. I agree with you, Sadje.
    There are many Bloggers who quit doing blogging because of lack of motivation as you said.
    But there are many more bloggers who didn’t gave up and tried and after blogging a lot of years, they were started to get notice by people. That’s the sweet fruit of one’s patience!

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  2. What a great perspective! I have incorporated a set time schedule for my stuff. Ziggy is helpful as he’s gotten used to the routine, so he’ll come and bug me until I get off the machine when that time block is over. It’s much less stressful and God (Allah) bless whoever invented the ‘pre-scheduling’ feature. You do a great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Melanie! A set schedule can take off the pressure of posting. I love the pre-scheduling feature too. Kudos to Ziggy for being a thoughtful companion. 🥰

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  3. A great post with wise advice. Creating a blogging schedule that works and refining it as life changes is key, I think. When I moved from daily posts to 4 times a week, it was a huge help. Now I’m considering reducing by one more post a week. Helpful to consider all options. Great post, Sadje.

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  4. I agree but blogging is very time consuming. I’m up at 4am each day and I don’t really stop. So I find it all really stressful at times. At the moment I’m sitting here mapping out my response to WDYS, which I need to do before I can go to bed ☹️

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  5. I was a bit like you when I started, Sadje. Honestly, there was a time that I thought of quitting this blog. But then I kept getting new followers and then comments. I started following more blogs and read their posts. I started to adjust my posts as well as the daily posts were taking a toll on me. Now, I’m glad I didn’t quit. 🙂

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  6. Very insightful and well earned wisdom. Loved how this quote could relate to blogging. Have seen it several times before but it does seem very appropriate in this context.
    I agree that posting less is better than quitting altogether.

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