"Tiger and I thought it might be time to start a meme to discuss some of the frustrations that are unique to book bloggers. What happens when the hobby you love becomes more of a chore?This meme will appear on the first and third Mondays of the month. One of the hosts will give us a question to respond to and a linky for sharing our responses and developing community.
This week's question is: We've discussed blogging slumps before but have you ever seriously considered throwing in the towel and quitting blogging? If so, what changed your mind? Did you discuss it with other bloggers?
You know, I don't think I have ever considered quitting blogging. Every once in a while I get behind and have to struggle for content but that is more an organizational issue than an issue with blogging and is completely my fault. I sometimes wonder what possessed me to decide to maintain two different book blogs.
Reading is what I do but I really lack a "real life" outlet to talk about the books I enjoy or to interact with other readers. Blogging fills that need very well for me. It warms my heart and restores my faith in humanity to learn that there are so many other passionate readers.
At some point, probably after I retire, I will fold my two blogs back into each other to reduce some of the pressure and because my reading will change. I can't imagine not blogging though.
I see so many blogs that I used to love either end or go on long hiatuses and do wonder why. I understand that real life or changing interests can make blogging less attractive. I also understand that getting caught up in some sort of blogging controversy can cause a lack of enthusiasm. But neither of those have happened to me yet.
What about you? Have you considered giving up blogging?