Blogging or Not Blogging – What happens when you don’t blog for a month or so?
Greetings. I’m blogging again, sort of. It’s been a while. Life got in the way I’m afraid. Enough said. I’ll not bore you with details.
So, what’s new? Well, the break from being a blogperson has produced ‘interesting’ results statswise for yours truly.
So first of all here’s a question…..What do you think would happen if you did a regular daily blog for let’s say three months, built up a reasonable following, and then completely stopped for a month? Any ideas? Maybe you’ve already done that and know the answer. I had no idea. But now I know.
The first thing that happens is nothing much. Visitors still keep coming to your blog and taking a look even though you are posting nothing new. Comments still appear from time to time, mostly on posts you wrote weeks ago and you’d forgotten about. In other words, life goes on.
You may be missed by a handful of your blog followers but it’s unlikely any of them will ask where you are or why you have suddenly stopped. Why should they? They have plenty of other bloggers to follow. It’s not personal. At least I don’t think it is.
Amazingly, the stats do not dry up….visitors arrive, take a look at what they fancy and rattle up a fair amount of ‘views’. It’s all rather strange, yet not strange at all. Which, I suppose, is as it should be really. I don’t know what I was expecting really.
Oh yes, there is one thing that you’ll miss…all the emails telling you someone ‘likes’ your latest post or whatever. Yes, there is that. But that’s about it really.
So, today is the first day I’ve checked my blog stats for some time and incredibly there has been quite a good deal of traffic through the posts today…..why is that I wonder? I have absolutely no idea.
So, if you ever feel like taking a break from blogging but worry it will all come to a sad end, then fear not. Life, and WordPress continues with or without you. And I suppose that’s a good thing. Yes, I’m sure it is.
So will I keep blogging? Yep. Sure. Why not? But not daily. And only if and when I have something I think is worth saying…and something you might like to read about.
Onwards and upwards as they say……