This Is Why I Don’t Blog Anymore…

Not to sound self-centered, but what’s the point of blogging if hardly anyone’s gonna read what you wrote? If I didn’t want someone to read my thoughts, I’d write in a physical, private journal…with pen and paper. It makes me sad how much WordPress has changed for me. I used to wake up every day, so excited to read other blogs, and have people read mine. Then I started slacking, and people started disappearing… It’s not as fun as it used to be.

Not very many people “noticed” (or cared about) my last post. You know, announcing my first pregnancy. No biggie! Just sad. So I really doubt that I’ll be on here updating throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. I mean, I know those kinds of posts are boring anyway. But honestly, even if I was inspired to write something entertaining/funny, I doubt I’d get the audience that I had once upon a time, for a short time. I miss those days!

OH WELL. It was nice while it lasted. I’ll still try to read people’s blogs, but that’s probably it. Um, so do you hate this post as much as I do? Jeez, Lillian. What a loser! But I’m sure most people would agree that this isn’t any fun if no one reads your stuff. Now I’m just repeating myself, so I’m done. Maybe I’ll see you, maybe I won’t. I could be a total liar, and end up posting regularly, as if this post never happened! But…doubtful.


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  1. The only thing that keeps me sane is to write. Not to an audience but to myself. It’s my responsibility to write and their responsibility to read it. I do my part but if they don’t, shame on them. I find that I’m my best audience on my worst day. You seem to be overthinking the whole process., you’re supposed to be enjoying yourself.

    1. You’re probably right. I guess I no longer enjoy writing just to write. I did, once upon a time. But when I came here, I loved the sense of community… Idk. I changed, it changed…it is what it is! 😉

  2. Bummer…and honestly, I didn’t get the e-mail about your awesome news. Crazy wild. Babies are cool — teenagers no so much.
    …and I think I’m one of those disappearing people.

      1. During those first handful of years, try your best to enjoy the moments and not dwell upon how overwhelming EVERYTHING is. It goes by so fast (spoken like an old guy). After they reach about 8 and stop being cute, screw it, just focus on getting them out of the house. I think 9 or so is the right age to start planning.

  3. If you haven’t been around for a while then I have always assumed that if you stop writing, people stop reading. The connection is lost and you are likely to have to start building your audience again.

    Don’t sulk, it’s not personal! I stopped a while ago, haven’t come back yet but if I do I’m assuming it means starting afresh.

    Good luck with your pregnancy (and baby when it comes) 🙂

  4. Um. WHAT. Okay tooootally didn’t get the memo about your last post. (Did you happen to press publish on accident and then deleted again, only to publish it later on? I think I vaguely remember seeing a new post in my inbox but clicking it led to a “Page Not Found.”) Anyway. Huge congratulations! I’m so excited for you!

    I get the whole blogging thing though and I feel you all the way. Lots of people disappeared and then my own life got busy. Plus, seeing as how we’ve been doing this for a while, I think it’s inevitable we go through some burnout. I don’t think I’ll ever get back to my old 3-posts-a-week routine but hey, I’m still slogging away here. Actually managed to write a new post that’ll go up later today. 😉 In any case, I’m glad we haven’t faded COMPLETELY into oblivion (yet).

    1. Haha! I did post it on a friday, deleted it, then re-posted on a monday. I didn’t mean to post it the first time. Blah! It’s all good though. Thank you!

      Yeah I think burned out is a good way to put it. I know, I used to post about that often too! It’s crazy. At least you’re still going. I am failing lol. A writer I am not! 😉

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