23.5.15

Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?




Are you a blogging dropout?   Keeping a blog updated often  requires determination and sweat, a passionate tenacity to blog on, and sometimes, it can be emotional and stressful.

Well, you could say it's more like skipping breakfast because you're rushing to work. While lunch break could be a quickie affair. And dinner...well, you call home, saying something like "Dear, I'll be late..."

Also, most bloggers would be going through a period of inactivity known as writer's block after the initial enthusiasm or facing some kind of personal inertia. Or they just feel they are going down a nowhere highway in their blogging, especially the so-called "Make Money Online" blogheads. So, for many, the truth sinks in evetually - is it time to hang up the mouse by its tail!

So lately, we have been asking the question: Where have all the bloggers gone? This title comes to mind quite easily because we remember the folk song "Where have all the flowers gone?" made popular by the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary.

If you look around the blogosphere, you'll notice the rate of dropouts has been quite remarkable in recent years although there are new ones jumping on the bandwagon. I'll refrain from naming some of these dropouts because it's their own judgmental decisions to quit and it's none of my bloggity business. I'm just an observer with nothing to gain from it.


It happens to many of us, unless you're one of those who chugs along on high-octane fuel. Such a person would be zipping from post to post like a knife cutting through butter.


Is there such a person out there? 


I think I have bumped into a few of them in my blogging experience but their posts are like a dime a dozen...there's more fluff and bluff than anything worth remembering.


Also, I have observed some of them blogging like there's no tomorrow. You can say these are the super-charged bloggers who are literally blogging while they eat and sleep! Holy cow, it's more like flogging than blogging! Again, quantity outweighs quality in their content.


I have also missed some blogging friends who were very active doing social networking in recent years. I've known a few of them who started their blogs with zest but it seems they have also lost that early fire in the belly.


Blogging can be addictive. An obsession. A full-time job. A business venture. A vehicle to rant and rave. A media for socializing. A playground. And what have you?


It all depends on what you want to be as a blogger. You win some, you lose some. As I have written on this site in an earlier post, there will always be a gazillion of new bloggers coming onto the scene while many of us call it a day.


Perhaps, some will get a second wind and make a comeback. All the best to them.







14 comments:

Top Rated said...

There does definitely seem to be a high mortality rate among blogs and bloggers. The low cost to entry (both time & money) have made it far easier to start a blog, then it is to maintain one. I should know. I shudder to think of how many blogs I've started and then left to die in the digital dust.

Dome Mirrors said...

I agree, there's so many discarded blogs littered around the internet it can be easy to get lost in it all. But then, it's hard to keep up after the initial enthusiasm has gone, especially if you're not getting much response. I think some bloggers need to realise it's more of a social thing, and you get more out of it by joining the "blogosphere", rather than just relentlessly writing down what's going on inside your head.

Marc Klein said...

It’s basically the low cost and services which the company are giving is letting the bloggers quit internet. I will myself quit very soon.

Luca Govoni said...

Keeping blog updated regularly required lots of hard work and efficiency of bloggers. Drop rate of bloggers is quite high this year as they are not efficient to work regularly.

Weight Loss Pill said...

well ever since that big PR fiasco from google and the disallowance of PPP's, i think a lot of the bloggers just gave up :/
-Jerry

Marc Klein said...

It's quite sad when you came to know that one of the bloggers who's blog you regularly read is gone and all this because of the low initial cost for new blog.

Patrick said...

I think the reason why there seems to be a big attrition rate in terms of active bloggers is that they pretty much lost the drive when it comes to blogging. The novelty of uploading your thoughts on the net and watching people make their own comments about it has grown stale for them. As for those who're looking to make money from blogging, they probably thought they'd make a quick buck out of it but once they realized the quick buck was, like, just half a penny per click and that you only get to see the money once it reaches a hundred bucks, they quickly bailed out to look for more easy money schemes.

Kristian Liebrand said...

I feel that now there are so many blog sites available and the bloggers are getting into those sites and to comment on the photograph that is extremely good and it would have been still good looking if it was a sun set. Lets hope that bloggers will be back and we can continue in the normal trend.

Markk said...

> Patrick: I've to agree with most of what you say. The dropout fallout is beginning to show this year. Many beginners don't realize yet the many pitfalls that they are going to face.

ping bags for sale said...

Like you say, keeping up with blogs is no easy task. And when it comes to the make money online world, most people dont like the idea of hard work and patience.

sanzrao said...

Its true only few make it to the top. With the competition being so tough publishing the news first on your blog gets tougher and tougher day by day

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I agree with your idea. I also doing very rough work. we need to update our blogs regularly. sometime we can't find time for our personal works.

Work at home said...

Actually we also don't know where we gone. every day working, working .....

mersin tatil said...

you're right, I do not have time.