Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Blogger Confessions VIII: What Happens When Your Favorite Blogger Takes A Break
I guess everyone has their collage of bloggers that blend together to create the perfect cocktail of online content. Like most people, my roundup contains a mix of just-starting-out, up-and-coming, and well-established bloggers alike. But the problem that can arise is one that I've been dealing with for what seems like forever: the just-starting-out and up-and-comers have dropped of the face of the earth. Of course I still get my daily doses of Emily Schuman and Leandra Medine, but that's because they both run million dollar blogs (literally!) and won't just up and leave the blogging word without something up their sleeve. What about all of the others, though? I looovved Adorned in Armor, In The Grey, Two Thirds Hazel, Brass Honey and Loser Girl Wins. But they all seemed to vaporize without any explanation and I was left feeling a little lost with what to do in terms of blogger inspiration.
Both sides of this dilemma existed for me; as I was losing so much of the inspiration I got from my favorite bloggers, I was also contributing to the problem by embarking on a gruelingly long unannounced hiatus. The very thing that I was sad about with my favorite bloggers, I was doing to all of the people who read my blog. I watched my viewership trickle down until it was almost nonexistent (hello, to the five of you who are still left reading this desolate place I like to call my blog). I don't want to call it burnout because that's not what this mass absence really is. This conundrum is just life -- life gets in the way sometimes. Though I am not 100% sure, I think it's safe to say that none of my (or your) favorite blogs are gone forever. Statistically once you get past the 6-12 month mark there are high hopes for a blog making the long haul. So all of this is just a result of life and priorities and responsibilities that come before the blog world. That means that for me and those of you who's beloved blogs have stopped producing the constant content you've become accustomed to, we just have to wait... wait for when life settles down and we all get to be a part of this enormous community we've all come to love.