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.