Monthly Archives: December 2013

Kepping up the momentum of a blog.

My last post was almost a month ago. Clearly , at least for me,  keeping up the momentum is the most difficult part of having a blog. It is true that there have been several big changes in my life recently, so this could be a reason/ excuse. However I have not been motivated to keep up with the blog and even considered eliminating it.

On the other hand, I know that all social media requires persistence. So I am going to have another go at keeping this blog. I will aim to post once a week , because that is probably a doable goal.

I am sure many bloggers have the same experience and there are millions of abandoned blogs out there in the blogosphere.

I am thinking that these are some of the reasons/excuses bloggers might have for not posting. Not all of them apply to me.

1. Lack of time.

2. Lack of motivation.

3. Can´t think of interesting topics.

4. A serious life event interrupts all extra activities.

5. Become discouraged if they don´t have followers or comments.

6. Have a hard time finding, taking or uploading good photos.

7. Started the blog without thinking about the “commitment” involved.

8. Starting multiple blogs and not concentrating on any of them.

In my case a serious life event is what interrupted my posting. But now it is time for me to get back in the swing of this. I also have had difficulty from the beginning with the photo aspect of blogging, and some of the blogs I follow have absolutely beautiful photos. But , as I have learned , it is not a question of comparing my blog to others, but just comparing my own progress as I continue to blog and learn.

I also recently started another blog , English for Health Professionals ,as a service to my students and others non native speakers of English who might be interested  , but I ended up not posting on either of them this month. Well , no harm done,will just carry on!!!

What has been a blocking factor that you have come across in your blogging?

Well , best wishes to all for a great year in 2014!!!

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