Eight Reasons To End A Successful Blog

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Have you ever thought about walking away from your blog? Yep, just up and going. See ya.

Bloggers before you have done it. I’ve done it (Empty Nest, Emptiness and Moving On), and it never (never) occurred to me I would walk away from a successful blog. At the time, I could envisage no valid reason why I would do so.

Then life.

My musing on the subject turned into an 8-reason essay, which Submittable (the giants of the essay submission platform) liked enough to print on their blog this week.

Why would someone walk away from a successful blog? Here’s your starter for eight:

Read on | Submittable

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  • I enjoyed your post, Mel. It’s not a subject that gets much attention, is it?

    May I add a couple more reasons? I stopped updating Work from Home Wisdom despite loyal advertisers and readers because I had somehow managed to keep it ticking over during several years when most of my energy went into keeping my elderly parents and their home going. After the death of my mother and the move of my father into residential care I just didn’t want any reminders of that painful time.

    And the world had moved on while my attention was elsewhere. Since I started the blog wifi had become available in places we never dreamt of, coworking spaces opened by the score, and working at home become entirely normal.

    A few people grumbled, but by far the majority wished me well. And the blog doesn’t have to disappear. I’ve kept it online so people can access the huge archives, and as a portfolio of my work.

    Life keeps moving us along, blogs included!

    • Yes, you’re right, Judy. Reminders of painful times is a good reason to close those blog pages and move on. Maybe like people, blogs come to us for a reason, a season or a lifetime. I can see me writing on ‘What Mel Did’ for a lifetime as I am authentically me again and creating for me – as grateful as I am my experiences touch or resonate with my readers. On that, I read an interesting article on Medium entitled: ‘To Reach an Audience of Millions, Create for an Audience of One.’ Here’s the link. You may find it interesting. https://medium.com/s/story/to-reach-an-audience-of-million-create-for-an-audience-of-one-4e873b4ac998

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experiences. Mel x

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