I don’t know if you noticed, but I stopped doing my Sloppy Writing posts.
I’ve watched a lot of blogger friends go through times where they step back from their blog and cut way back on their posts. Sometimes it’s just a few week or month break, sometimes they cut back permanently.
This is totally understandable because so many of the people I follow are getting published or getting agents, and their lives become busier. Or they just burn out on blogging.
I don’t have the agent/publisher-I’m too busy thing yet, but I hit the point where I was just tired of doing three posts a week. And I was always scrambling Thursday night to get my Sloppy Writing posts done for Friday morning. Then a few days later, it’s my Sunday post. Then 3 days later is The Big Reveal post, which is the easiest of them all.
It just wasn’t fun anymore, so that’s why I cut out Sloppy Writing, and it feels nice to have that big break in between the other two. I don’t feel rushed, and I don’t feel like I want to completely step away from my blog.
One of the other reasons that helped me decide to quit those posts was that sometimes I struggled to find something to write about. Yeah, I could keep going with adverbs, but often times I didn’t have that problem in my writing, so I had no examples. I know there are more words out there that I could clean up out of my manuscripts, but for now, I’m done.
So that’s why it’s not up anymore, in case you were wondering.
Have you ever cut back on your blogging? Or dropped a feature that you’d been doing for a while it wasn’t fun anymore?