I have been thinking about this question for some time now. If a blog is successful is there a cut off time when it isn’t? Will blogging just die out eventually? Do readers get tired of reading blogs and lose interest?
There are many reasons people shut down the computer to blogging. Time and responsibilities foremost. But..
The answer to all three questions one day, will be YES I am sure. Maybe not in the near future, but like all technology, things change.
Things that once gave you a thrill just might not one day. Reading or authoring or both? Sometimes it is those commenting that can’t keep from being snippy. Yes, those that make nasty comments about featured gardens raised its ugly head again. Delete and heartily shake my head. When you do something out of love then get blogger burnout…
Like an impending rain cloud, ideas may just dry up overnight. Magic, mystery, fun and passion are just difficult to quantify or even feel sometimes. Blogging can consume your life and suck the fun right out of it. Then the meadow through the trees just looks like a weed filled space, nothing poetic or inspiring about it.
Some wander (if only in the mind), wondering life’s importance like they will solve life’s mysteries. So much happens in the world even the small things overwhelm. You would think with so much of interest to offer, there would always be things worth exploring. And there is.
So what makes the fun get sucked out of blogging? Not the ideas.
Ideas… it is not the lack of having something to say, just feeling like saying it. Every now and then I go out enjoying the exploration, photographing things new to me and question sharing. People are listening, they are, but something inside says why bother. Keep the experience for me, for my happiness.