I’ve been actively doing this WordPress thing for about a couple years now. Perhaps my definition of active is not the same as other bloggers but I never gave it up for months at a time or even weeks for the most part. What I’ve come to notice is that many bloggers sooner or later stop blogging.
Why do people quit? I guess when it stops being new or fun or they weren’t getting the attention they hoped for. Some people don’t only quit but delete their whole blog probably for some kind of privacy issue. I’m a bit of a bitch. I get sad not seeing people post anymore even if I only interacted with them a couple times. I also get kind of sad when people who used to comment on my blog are no longer blogging or reading my blog. Perhaps I’m sentimental.
Today a person I followed did a final post on how it was going to be her last. Holy shit did I get emotional. I wasn’t a long time follower of her blog but she had many followers and she was very dedicated with posting and replying to comments. When you interact with bloggers they become part of your life, especially when you don’t have much of a life like myself. Seeing bloggers leave the community feels like someone is leaving your life.
This makes me wonder if and when I will stop this blogging business. I find it amazing that I’m still here after 170 posts of stuff that only generated a handful of real followers. Following a person’s blog regularly is like following a reality show. The person you are following isn’t famous or anything but if you read enough about their life you want to keep following. It’s like they have a file on your hard drive. I thought the ideas of posts would have stopped by now but they haven’t. I find that in order for me to have a new thought I have to get rid of an existing one and blogging about it does that. Once it’s out I don’t think much about it anymore and I can move on. It’s like therapy.
Perhaps this blogging thing is just something to tide you over until you get to your next destination. It’s sad to see people come and go but I’m glad this blogging thing is here for people when they feel they need it. I think when most of us start blogging we wish for massive amounts of readership but thinking about it makes me think it can be more trouble than it’s worth. Responding to a shitload of comments and having to be more cautious about what you write can be grueling. Sometimes I think too much about who might get offended from what I write that it makes me backspace and delete but I don’t think I should. I should write whatever the heck I want cause that’s the whole idea of this blog. If I rack my brain on who might get offended then I’m limiting my writing.
It’s been pretty rad meeting all of you and exchanging thoughts and stories. This kind of sounds like a post I did when I got high on MDMA but I can assure you I’m fully sober even though it’s Saturday. I’m being a woman right now. If this blogging is just a temporary stop in my life I will never forget it or you. I really hope all of you continue reading and continue blogging even if it’s only monthly. Wouldn’t it be cool if 10 years from now we’re still blogging together or at least still reading each others blogs? Guess we’ll see. See you next time and I love you all.