Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today’s topic is: Have you ever considered quitting blogging?
Have your reasons for blogging changed since you started? If so, what changes have you noticed?
In some ways, my reasons have changed over the years. Initially, I started blogging to have a place of my own where I could talk about my favorite books, what I’m reading and more. What I did not expect was actually getting involved in the bookish community and finding so many amazing bloggers who share common interests, and that’s an equally big reason why I continue to blog.
Have you ever taken a break from blogging, or thought about it?
Yes, I usually take a couple of breaks a year, just to give myself some time to relax. The one consistent hiatus I always take each year is between Christmas and New Year, so right after Blogmas, which is pretty busy with back to back posts all month. I also take a brief hiatus some time over the summer for similar reasons. I’ve yet to take any breaks longer than a week, but if the situation calls for it, I would – it’s good to take a breather and focus on other things – maybe even reading without worrying about when I needed to review them by.
Have you ever thought about quitting blogging entirely? What stops you? What gives you motivation to keep blogging?
No, I’ve never thought about quitting blogging entirely. I’ve always loved to read, but blogging about the books I read enhances the experience so much for me, not least because I get to talk about all of it with other book lovers. Now, blogging is nearly as important a part of my daily life as reading is and I can’t imagine what might make me want to give it up. I’m still largely blogging for my personal enjoyment, but being part of the bookish community, discovering new books and blogs, not to mention all the people who visit and read my blog posts regularly – these are the biggest motivators of all!
Have you ever considered quitting blogging? Share your thoughts in the comments below!