Why Blog?

August 31, 2015

why blog pink glitterSoon it’ll be 1 year that I started this (my first) blog and I’ve been thinking Why Blog? 

Some statistics say that abandoned blogs account for 95% of all blogs on the internet. Reasons include lack of motivation, unrealistic expectations of traffic and money rolling in because of it, laziness and no plan.

No plan … I didn’t have a plan when I began, in fact looking back, my first post just sort of … began, with no introduction and I’ve had no real plan ever since …

Lack of motivation … yeah, had some of that the last few weeks too …

Unrealistic expectations … hmmm, I realise I’m new here, there are plenty of other much more polished and fantastic blogs to read, so honestly I am grateful to those who stop by!

Recently it was a question as to whether I was going to continue. Yes … because I like it. For anyone contemplating the future of their blog, I think this is an important question … do you like it? If it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t matter. You’ve had a go, but if there’s no joy there, don’t punish yourself trying to deliver content.

So, for me it was either, it’s been fun, but the ride is over, or keep going.

This blog will keep going … with some changes to try and up (my) motivation and with more of a plan, so readers will like visiting. In the next few days, Adorablest will be moving to self-hosting (on WordPress.org) with a new theme. There will probably be a few things to iron out, but hopefully will be all working fine with a new look soon.

Thank You to my followers and readers so far and WordPress.com for giving me a start. I’ll see you in Spring! (in Australia), the season for new beginnings …

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  • Reply Green Obsessions September 1, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I soooo relate to this post. I’ve been blogging for under a year too and have had all those emotions – lack of motivation being one of them. Although I enjoy plant projects sometimes I feel lazy blogging about it. But when I do, I remember why I started blogging in the first place and share and have fun while doing it. All the best on your new blog theme and we will see you there.

    • Reply Adorablest September 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much Barbara. Trying to keep those motivated feelings, but at the same time, no pressure can be a balancing act at times. We’ll get there, although where there is, I don’t know and if not, at least enjoy the ride 🙂

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