Recently, I read that ninety-five percent of all blogs become abandoned.
Now, I’m not a math whiz, but if this fact is true, 225 out of the 237 smiling faces on your right will conclude that the idea of pounding out post after post isn’t for them.
I understand the reasoning behind the abandonment: time, work, new content, new content, and new content. Plus, the idea of pouring myself into a post on Monday only to have it classified as old news on Tuesday night seems pointless.
However, the abandoned blog statistic doesn't make me wonder about the time I’ve already spent in the blogosphere or ponder the question of my own longevity here. Instead, it makes me want to write meaningful posts.
Last week, I stumbled on “20 Ways To Be A Generous Blogger”, and I silently cheered because one short post, helped me regain my gnat-like focus regarding the hows and whys of blogging. Here are a few favorite tidbits from the post.
A generous blogger:
1. Sees her blog as a way to serve.
2. Uses her blog stats to figure out how she can create more posts of value to her reader.
3. Writes posts that are of service to her reader.
4. Is grateful for her readers no matter how many or how few they are.
Another great post on blogging is here by Ann V. Yes, the post is from 2010 and in blog years that is about a decade ago. It's still good.
What about you? For those of you who blog, have you ever thought about shutting the whole thing down? What stopped you? For those of you who read blogs, but don't have your own, would you ever consider starting one? What keeps you a blog reader and not a blog writer?