When blogging isn't fun

When blogging isn't fun

The dad blog doldrums

Everyone starts blogging for some reason or another. It could be for money, therapy or just a way to get out your opinion. It's starts like a whirlwind. You're developing your site. You spend hours choosing the perfect theme, begin posting, loading pictures and beginning to network with other bloggers. You're blogging everyday and people are talking about how fun and how good the posts are.

Your Klout and Google rank is going up and everything is going well. After maybe six months or a year, things start to change. That explosive growth slows and even goes down a little bit. You've been around long enough to know that it's all a give and take with people. You have good friends and made a few enemies.

Your posts have slowed and you start finding excuses not to write them. Let's face it: you feel like blogging has become a job and you're not even getting paid for it. Why should I spend so much time on something when all I am getting for it is decreasing views and little or no money?

Blogging is a labor of love and it's not always going to be rosy and you may even find yourself not enjoying it at all. It's at this point that you have to make a choice. Do you go on and hope that the spark that you once had returns or give it up and start living a normal life? I wish I could give you an answer, but that's up to you.

There was a time when writing wasn't fun anymore for me. Instead of giving it up, I switches gears. I started writing on new subjects and then when I went back to the old stuff a few months later, it was better.