This post was most recently updated on August 6th, 2016
Frustrated bloggers ask me “Should I Quit Blogging Or Should I Stay?”
It’s a very personal decision if you’ve been blogging for a while.
Most bloggers struggle to come up with the right answer when they first ask themselves “should I quit blogging or should I stay?”
After all, blogging is a deep process.
It involves your business, of course, if you’ve been blogging to develop a business.
Most bloggers, or at least the bloggers I’ve coached, first started blogging to have a better life.
They might have started a blog to promote their offline profession or business.
Many started blogging to brand themselves in relation to their authority and expertise on a specific topic, or within a particular niche.
Bloggers often hope to leave their jobs once their blogs “take off” and get really popular.
So, ultimately, they are really seeking financial independence and personal freedom.
“Do I Really Want To Abandon My Dream Of Living The Laptop Lifestyle?”
The personal freedom you potentially have if you become a pro blogger is a pretty compelling reason to not quit blogging, but to stay in the game until you win.
In the blogging business, we call these freedoms “the laptop lifestyle.”
It means different things to different people, but I think what people think of most of all when they hear this term is the freedom to work at home or anywhere you want… the back deck, the coffee shop, a park bench.
This is a pretty big dream to have.
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It allows you to quit your job, move to another city or country even, live anywhere you want, work when you want, where you want.
It gives you unlimited potential for earnings, unlike a regular job.
If you started blogging because you wanted to live the laptop lifestyle, abandoning that dream can be a pretty mind shattering experience.
“Has Blogging Taken Over My Life?”
Despite the dream to live the laptop lifestyle, many people just can’t keep up with the pace of blogging.
They have to maintain a steady level of production, keep up with trends, maintain contact with their readers, expand their activities into the social media realms, post content on their own blogs, interact with other bloggers on their sites, respond to people commenting and asking questions on their blog, on Facebook…
On and on it goes, where it stops, no blogger knows.
Bloggers commonly talk about blogging when they’re online, think about it when they’re spending quality time with the kids, friends or loved ones.
After all that, they dream about it.
One day, they wake up (maybe after a blogging dream, haha) questioning this thing that was supposed to mean freedom.
They ask themselves “has blogging taken over my life?”
This question starts brewing in their minds, especially if they are not getting adequate results from all their effort.
“I’ve Already Decided To Quit Blogging, But Can I Really Let Go?”
Letting go of everything you’ve worked so hard to build is scary.
Bloggers fear losing what they’ve created.
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They fear making a big change, even if they’ve decided it’s the right thing for them to do.
So they hold back.
They decide to write less, or disable comments on their blogs so they don’t have to reply to people, or just blog and cut out the social media promotion and chatter.
I’ve had clients try this, “slow down” procedure.
The problem is… once you decide to quit, it will cripple your ability to keep up with any content schedule, or even stay focused enough to produce high quality content.
I don’t know exactly why this is, but I see it all the time.
Once you’ve got one foot out the door, your mind thinks it’s just time to go.
In other words, nothing good results from quitting half way.
“Should I Quit Blogging Or Should I Stay?”
Make a decision.
Don’t try to have it both ways.
The only way to “quit” blogging while staying in the game is to change the way you’re doing things.
If you’d like to make some serious changes in your blogging, stop doing the same-old-same-old things and start doing things that will get you better results.
I’ve worked with many frustrated bloggers.
Some have been on the verge of quitting.
But with some guidance and re-structuring of their business, they were able to stay in the game… and were glad that they did.
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