Have you had that thought about your blog sometimes? Sure you have, we all have.
Lately, it seems like more and more of the bloggers who started a few years ago are quitting their blogs, but one of the more surprising announcements was from a blog started to show off DIY projects. Young House Love, a hugely popular home improvement site (they’re currently writing their second book♦ and have had collaborations with brands like Target) decided to take a month off in September and decided not to come back.
We’ve all had a favourite TV show that went on for a season or two too long, so maybe quitting when you’re ahead is a good idea. It means that your readers don’t drift away, or feel disappointed, and you don’t feel obliged to keep posting, even when your heart isn’t in it any more.
Quitting your blog could also improve your blog. Sounds a bit backwards? Perhaps, but by quitting a blog that you have no love for, you might be inspired to start a new one in a different genre – we’ve talked before about switching topics on your blog!
What do you think – is it best to finish on a high? Would you make a big announcement, or just let things fade away?
I think it’s best to finish at a high. Before I started my current blog, I worked on a blog with 2 of my best friends. We were gaining a big momentum, we even managed to write for some local magazines but due to lack of coordination and commitment, we stopped and the person who was in “charge” of this project just let it fade away in the meantime she was figuring things out. A 4 month break is not a big deal, you can still come back strong, but after a year I think it’s harder to get back up. Perfection is procrastination. I think is more important to keep gradually learning and growing as you go or reach out to other bloggers or your audience than just to leave without a warning.
assuming I totally had my choice in it – I would rather go out on a high (which is hilarious since i’m currently at the beginner’s all time low), but would want to use it to spin off into something else. Maybe a great job offer comes from it, or a new side project takes over my interest where I could leverage current followers to gauge interest on the new project