In the last post we looked at some of the reasons why a child might want to start a blog.
But one thing we’ve noticed is that many children’s blogs which start out with great enthusiasm, end up abandoned after a few months.
Why is this? Could it be -
- You don’t enjoy blogging any more
That’s OK, lots of hobbies come and go. If it’s just not fun any more, go out and find something else that is.
- You can’t think of anything to post about
Have you checked out our list of 52 ideas for blog posts?
- Struggling with writing
This is one thing that’s worth persevering with, because good keyboard and literacy skills will help you your whole life. Here’s some advice for what to do if you want to blog but don’t think you’re a great writer.
- Lack of time
All bloggers find this to be a challenge. Remember that a blog post doesn’t have to be long, it could be just a picture, a few words or a video. Or sometimes you just don’t post for a while and get on with your homework instead.
- Nobody’s reading
Some bloggers get discouraged because of a lack of comments or low stats. If this is you, get out there and comment on a few other people’s blogs so they will come and visit you
But if you stop blogging, that’s OK – it’s not compulsory to keep blogging, after all, it’s not something you sign up to for life. You don’t have to feel guilty about stopping at all. Some things are useful in our lives for a short time, but they serve their purpose and then we move on.
Maybe you will come back to your blog after a gap of months or years. Maybe you will start a brand new blog, or take up a completely different hobby.
If you do stop blogging, think about what you want to do with your old blog. You might want to delete it completely (though that would be a shame, it can be fun to read back on old posts). Or you could print out your old posts to keep, or change your blog settings to private so it doesn’t show up on Google searches any more.
What’s your view on bloggers who stop blogging? Have you stopped?