If you’re here, then I’m sure at some point you have thought about wanting to quit being a blogger. Honestly, there have been countless times I’ve wanted to give up and delete everything. If you’re not familiar with my blogging journey, I actually did quit my blog years ago. When I first joined WordPress I was a beauty blogger. I didn’t take it too seriously and very rarely posted, but I enjoyed myself. After being bored of what I was doing, I quit for 4 years. When I returned to blogging, I rebranded into the site you see today and haven’t ever regretted it.
I say all of this so that you know you’re not alone in feeling like quitting. I think as humans when things get hard or even boring we all have it in us to want to quit. When something no longer serves us it can become a burden rather than a blessing. As I have felt like I wanted to quit being a blogger many times, I thought I’d share some tips with you on what you can do to find the writing spark again. Sometimes though, quitting might just be the best thing for you. Of course we all have different things were going through, and were all on our own paths. So this post is not to discourage you from leaving blogging if thats what you feel is best. You should always go with what you want to do.
TAKE A BLOGGING BREAK
We are not designed to be on the go 24/7, and I think we forget that. Alot of us bloggers do this around your real life jobs. Meaning that when we clock out of our 9-5 we clock into being a blogger. Which means long nights, writing whenever we can and really not being able to take a break. Because alot of us do this for a hobby, we often forget we need to take breaks from our hobbies too.
If you want to quit being a blogger, try taking a break first. However long that break is, thats your choice. There is no shame in taking time off for yourself. Actually I think it’s a very noble thing to do. You’re acknowledging that you need rest, and you’re prioritising it.
If you do want to continue blogging, then remember to put an end date on the break. Otherwise you probably will quit being a blogger.
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START COLLABING WITH OTHER BLOGGERS
It sounds quite and odd thing to say, but collabing with other bloggers can really help you to get your blogging mojo back. Whenever I have started feeling defeated I’ve gone to other bloggers to ask for help or support. Thats the great thing about being part of the blogging community. There is always someone there for you when you need them.
I always tell my readers how important it is to create solid connections with other bloggers and honestly, this is another example of why. They are the back bone of blogging. Without my blogging friends I don’t know where I would be.
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CHANGE YOUR DIRECTION
Maybe you want to quit being a blogger because what you do now is no longer exciting. It’s totally normal for us to get bored and want to switch things up every now and then. The content I posted when this blog was created isn’t anything like the content I post now. Really your writing should (and will) adapt as you change and grow as a person. It’s a beautiful thing.
Sticking to what you have always done can make blogging feel like a chore, and you don’t want that. There is nothing wrong with wanting to change your niche or direction of your site. I know so many bloggers who have done this and its worked out well for them. So give it a try!
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Have you ever wanted to quit being a blogger? How did you overcome those feelings?
There comes a point in many of our blogging journeys where it all feels too much, and we think the only option is to give up. But, thats not the case. Try out these tips and see if they help! You’d be missed if you left.
Recognise a lot of this and came close to quitting last year (creativity block) better at knowing when to take a break rather than trying to force it – great advice x
Always take a break first is my advice. It might be the burnout talking making you want to quit!
The Ironically All-Rounder
No, not exactly! However, a collaboration would be a wonderful thing for me. Sadly, i have no idea where to start…
Email some of your blogger friends or those who’s content you love!
Blogging is like a drug Olivia. Every time I quit I know that the WordPress demons are going to come and get me again. At the moment I’m in rehab, but I don’t know how many more Cold Turkeys I can take 😊
Hahahah I love this so much!
Totally agree about taking a break and collaborating with others in the community
Its the best thing to do 🤎
Taking a break is sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself and your blog.
Taking a break from anything is always a good idea!
thanks! I needed this. i’ve been feeling as if I want to quit, that maybe it’s the wrong platform for my message. But this article gives me renewed vigor and purpose
I really hope so Helen!
This is a great post. I quit my personal blog and made it more informational. Sometimes you just need to hit delete. However, I like your current blog so don’t delete it!!
Hahaha I won’t be deleting any time soon!
Great post. I love more than 6 months break last year, I was so overwhelmed but the break was definitely needed. Thanks for sharing this
I hope the break helped 🥰
I loved how you said our writing should evolve as we grow as a person. That is so true because when I read my old posts they are nothing like how I write now.
It really should! I look back at my old posts and I almost don’t even know who wrote them!
What great advice. I did actually sort of pause blogging for a bit and I felt like I was wasting money because I was self hosted. Instead of completely quitting, I stopped self hosting and went for a wordpress plan instead. It put a bit less pressure on me because all I was thinking about was the money I had spent and not ‘made use of’. I try to take blogging as a very casual thing now and I really think it has helped me enjoy it more!
I love that you did that. I think alot of the pressure is financial. Especially if you make an income from your blog too. Its hard to stay in something you don’t enjoy anymore all because you make money from it. I’m glad doing that helped you!
Thanks for sharing this post!
Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk
Thanks for reading!
I think a lot of people miss the point of blogging. Thinking that they should be constantly in front of computer writing or marketing their content. In all actuality if you want to be a good enough blogger then you’re going to need a lot of real life experience. Secondly I’ve noticed that most bloggers don’t talk about anything in particular nowadays except blogging and how to make money online. That in itself is starting to become a dreadful thinking process. I’ve learned that the best way to approach blogging is to rebuild the ideas of what blogging truly is. Stop taking advice from other bloggers on the internet just because they run off coffee fumes & spent tired days getting their blogs together. It’s obnoxious. Blogging isn’t about the destination its about the journey. Write when you feel like writing and when you don’t it will always be there. But don’t get caught up in the obsession or the aesthetic. Its an illusion. One thing that has helped me is to stop thinking of myself as a blogger. I actually hate the term “blogger” I’m a “writer”. I like to write. Blogger just makes it sound fancier.
Honestly, I think it all depends what kind of blogger you are. I never set out to be a blogger that made money, it just happened. And I wish I knew about the money side of blogging when I first started, which is exactly why I choose to share the advice and tips I do about blogging.
Taking advice from other bloggers isn’t all too bad. I don’t run off coffee fumes and I don’t spend tired days putting my blog together. I don’t think you can generalise everybody like that. Were all individual, with very different goals and aspirations when it comes to our own blogs. And what’s what makes blogging fun, its so individual and unique to each person.
So although you don’t agree or even like seeing blogging advice posts, it doesn’t mean others don’t find them valuable 😊