It will probably happen, especially if you’re like me, and trying to figure out what works for your blog.
Peeking Beneath is a mystery to me. I suppose the mystery fits the name.
There was one series I was really looking forward to when I started it, and I did have some viewers really looking forward to it as well. Which was my Learning One Country At A Time series.
I learned about Norway, Finland, and the U.K. Only three countries…
There were a number of reasons why I stopped.
On my main blog, I have two weekly posts that tend to take a number of hours to write. Thursday’s posts, which tend to be in depth, and then my Bible Summary post which covers a book of the Bible and the chapters I’m covering for that week. Those two posts alone could take up to twelve hours, on a long day or if I ranted and need to edit quite a bit. Heheh…yeah…almost all the time.
There are at least seven other posts I write in addition to these weekly.
The series of learning a country, each post took about three days or more to write, a lot of it was research. Almost half of my week. Between writing the other posts for both blogs, and then writing my book, this was a very ambitious goal.
It drained me. It made me not look forward to doing it, and I felt really bad about giving it up, but I was honest with my followers.
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You’re probably going to have some series that relate to what I went through. They may take up too much time for you, and instead of looking forward to writing the piece, you dread it. You may lose interest in the series, but be conflicted because you have some followers who enjoy it.
It’s okay to stop writing something you don’t have heart for.
It’s also good to consider the reason of why you blog when you struggle.
The problem is I think for many bloggers is we sometimes get caught up in writing posts that aren’t challenging enough, and/or become too repetitive in nature.
For me, it was writing prompts.
We become bored. It becomes a tedious task, and sometimes we stay with what we are doing because others enjoy it.
Sometimes in blogging, we either bite too much than we can chew, so to speak, or we don’t get enough bite. There needs to be a decent balance in the variety of what we write, our interests in those posts, and the series they are a part of.
I’ve noticed when a blogger gets more personal that seems to be where the blogger is more interested. Something that makes the blogger invested, threaded into the post, personally.
Write about things you are interested in. Just because I am not doing the series on different countries, does not mean I’ve lost my interest in learning or the fact I believe we need to not be less ignorant in life.
Sometimes you are going to have to take apart a post series and play around with it. Find the true root of your interest and the meaning you want to impart to others.
Remember having a series does not mean it has to be weekly. Save certain series for a rainy day, when you find the inspiration, or when you have time to do the research you want to. I have a handful of series not weekly for this reason.
Now, if only I can figure out what direction I want to go.
What has been your experience with blogging?
Have there been series you’ve stopped doing?
Have you switched up things you used to write about?