Starting a blog, as the cliche goes, is like giving birth to a baby. You give birth to it, take care of it, help it bloom, and hope it grows into an independent youth who can take care of himself.
But, if at some point you neglect the baby, there is a good chance that it might not grow up to be “normal”. The same thing happens with a blog.
And when you know that you have neglected your baby, you feel guilty. That is how I feel right now, because I think I have been neglecting this blog for a very long time. Oft and again I have tried to get back on track with the blog, and oft and again I have failed.
But as they say, failure is no reason to give up. If anything, it is a reason to try harder.
So, once again, I am going to try and get the blog back on track. Hope this time it stays on track!
So, the announcement has finally come: BlogRush is shutting down. But, I am sure, BlogRush was already dead for most people. I, for one, have not logged into my BlogRush account for ages. In fact, I had all but forgotten about BlogRush when I got the e-mail from the BlogRush system.
I had earlier written a post about “Why BlogRush failed and Entrecard Succeeded ?” and I still stand by most of what I had said in that post.
Initially, when BlogRush was launched, it did spread like wild fire, but I think that had more to do with the fact that John knew most of the probloggers and they helped him spread the word about BlogRush. I had read about BlogRush on Darren’s blog, and I checked the site out. At that time, I felt that the idea was good and had potential. So, I was quick to install the widget and I even wrote a post about this new service.
But, with time, it became evident that BlogRush was not going to be the next big thing, even though they launched the traffic jam site to complement BlogRush. In spite of the failure, I must say the BlogRush was a great idea and my best wishes are with the BlogRush team for their next project.
What are your thoughts about BlogRush shutting down?
It has been more than a month since I have updated this blog. This is not good as this was definitely not what I had wanted for this blog. Of course, I always knew that I would never be like many other bloggers, who make it a point to blog atleast once every day. Yet, I had also not thought that things would come to such a pass that I would not have a posted in over a month.
Something tells me that I am not the only one who is in a position like this. I see many blogs on the Internet that start off very well, but begin to lose steam in a while, and are eventually given up. Why is it that many bloggers find it easy to keep blogging over a period of time, while others find it very difficult to continue beyond the first few months?
I am sure there are many answers to the question, and I would love to hear what you have to say on the subject.
But, based on my own experineces, I feel that one of the answers to the question is : Organization!
Many of us discover blogging through our love for writing. We like to write, and we also like to hope that some one is going to read what we write. A blog provides us with an easy way to share our writing and ideas with others, and before we know it, we are addicted to blogging.
Like most things in life, blogging, too, has a negative side. A writer can fall into the blogging trap without having the least idea that such a thing exists, and by the time he realises he is in a trap he has wasted a considerable amount of time, and time once lost can never ever be got back. Here are a few things that one should be careful about when blogging:
The “Fast Food” Trap : Fast food can be tasty, and fast food can be easy to get, but too much of fast food is never good for your health.