Today’s Provocative Question, Fandango asks:
Have you ever taken a hiatus (break) from blogging? If so, how long did your hiatus last and why did you take it? How difficult was it to return to blogging after your hiatus? Did your stats suffer and did you lose readers as a consequence of your absence?
I’ve had blogs on specific themes before, but not long in I usually found them a chore to write, they received no interaction, and so I posted less frequently and eventually canned the blogs. I remember one was on cycling, I cycled a lot at the time, but beyond that… I trashed the content, so have no idea what I wrote.
So, if you want to call the times when I *didn’t* have a blog a hiatus, go right ahead.
The current blog started in 2017, and started very much about my stroke recovery. So just that subject matter kept me motivated to write, even though I just felt I was recording things for my future self.
And more recently, while I don’t post much health-related stuff any more, I’ve found motivation just in the communal interaction, so the blog is still flying. Though it is more out of enjoyment now than from any sense of purpose.
So, might I, one day, take a hiatus? I think that all depends on whether the motivation is there. The other thing is that blogging has to be allowed to fall some way down the priority list, so who knows, maybe one day there simply won’t be time to blog? I think I’d probably want the content left live though, especially the stroke-related stuff, just in case it helps anyone in the future realise they’re not alone.