Currently, I am following a large percentage of bloggers (Which is something I wilfully did).
I have noticed that a lot of them have either slowed down their blogging pace or they stopped blogging entirely.
Now, there could be many reasons for those things (And, I am going to share with you those reasons why I think that some bloggers have slowed down their blogging pace or the reason why they stopped blogged entirely).
Christmas Is Around The Corner
It is quite normal for bloggers to slow down their blogging pace or bring their blogging to a complete halt (Especially, around the month of November).
Most bloggers are regular people too and that means that they have to deal with the additional stress of handling the increased workload at their places of employment (And some businesses can figuratively suck their employees dry; especially when the month of December is close by).
Those bloggers who have it somewhat easy are the ones who are either:
- Retired from their jobs.
- Blogging for a living.
So, my friend, I am not at all surprised by a huge decrease in blog posts by those bloggers that I am following (And, I will make an educated guess, that you are currently experiencing the same thing).
Blogging is a sacrifice (And, not everyone is capable of making that sacrifice).
Some Bloggers Are Depressed
Well, to be most straightforward with you, some of your favourite bloggers might be experiencing an affliction that is commonly known as, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Yes, it is true, my friend. You have not seen any blog posts from some of your favourite bloggers because they are depressed.
And, why is it that some of them are depressed?
They are experiencing a severe case of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Some of you are probably wondering, “What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?”
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a particular type of depression that is related to the changes in the seasons (For example, a person may experience the blues every time the Christmas Season comes around).
Here are some symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder:
- Feeling extremely sluggish.
- Feeling depressed for a huge portion of the day or feeling depressed for the entire day.
- Having very little interest in the activities that you usually enjoy.
- A feeling of hopeless.
- The inability to concentrate.
- Loss of appetite in spite of not having a meal for many hours.
- Having suicidal thoughts.
A lot of people would rather to stay away from blogging when they are depressed.
I am no fan of the Christmas Season; however, I am not going to allow it to keep my spirits down.
Some Bloggers Took A Hiatus
For the record, it is quite common for a lot of bloggers to take a hiatus in the months of October, November and December.
These bloggers know that they are unable to handle the breakneck pace of their places of employment, their chores at home combined with the task of putting blog posts together at the end of the day (Which is the cause for their hiatus).
And, to be quite honest with you, there is nothing wrong with taking a well-needed hiatus (Do let your readers know that you plan on taking a hiatus for a particular time period so they would not think that you abandoned your blog).
Dear friend, the whole idea of taking a hiatus is to get some well-need rest, recuperate fully and to return to blogging feeling, physically and spiritually refreshed.
Do you plan on taking a hiatus anytime soon?
Some Of The Bloggers You Followed Abandoned Their Blogs
It is a sad fact, that some of the bloggers that you followed abandoned their blogs.
And, why did they abandon their blogs?
Well, people have abandoned their blogs for the following reasons:
- They thought that updating their blog on a regular basis was difficult.
- They realized that blogging was not for them.
- They lost interest in their blog.
- Their blog did not attract a lot of incoming traffic (So, they thought that blogging was a waste of their time).
- They were discouraged from blogging by a loved one; such as a husband or a wife.
- They started a new blog on another blogging platform (And, the old blog was somewhat of a practice session).
- They no longer had internet access.
- They no longer had an electronic device to publish blog posts on.
- They encountered a troll (Which discouraged them from blogging).
- They were severely ill.
- They died.
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that no blog is going to last forever; it will eventually come to an end (And, some blogs will last longer than others).
In the meantime, have lots of fun with your blog while you are still alive.
Some Bloggers Are Angry With WordPress
Believe it or not, there are bloggers who dislike the occasional changes that WordPress’s Happiness Engineers tend to make.
Back in 2012, bloggers kicked up a fuss when the user interface was modernized.
And, now we are faced with the Gutenberg Editor.
My first experience with the Gutenberg Editor was a disastrous one; at the time, I found it rather difficult to compose a blog post on it.
I just had to get accustomed to everything being placed in Blocks.
A few months in advance I made things easier for myself by doing the following things:
- By reading an online tutorial for the new Gutenberg Editor.
- By watching YouTube videos that were based on using the new Gutenberg Editor.
- By practicing what I learned about the Gutenberg Editor (Practice makes perfect).
Eventually, almost everyone on WordPress would be utilizing the new Gutenberg Editor (I am making an educated guess that there will be the option to continue using the old TinyMCE Editor).
There are bloggers who do not like the Gutenberg Editor because they perceive it to be cumbersome.
Some bloggers may even find their way over to Blogger.
Because, Blogger’s Editor is ridiculously simple to use.
On a very positive note, the Gutenberg Editor is somewhat easy to use (Provided that you get your fair share of practice with it).
Hey, I am not going to abandon WordPress because of the new Gutenberg Editor.
If I can use Linux proficiently, I am quite capable of using the new Gutenberg Editor (And, I will continue to use it until WordPress decides to implement another new WordPress Editor).
Have you tried the new Gutenberg Editor?
If you have answered, “Yes,” please feel free to tell me all about your experience of using the new Gutenberg Editor via the comments section of my blog.
And, if you have said, “No,” are you going to give the new Gutenberg Editor a try?
A lot of WordPress bloggers are going to be pissed off because they will be forced to learn something new.
So, do not expect to see blog posts from some bloggers until they learn to find their way around the Gutenberg Editor.
So, those are some of the reasons why I believe that we have seen a decreased number of blog posts from bloggers lately.
Do you have any theories pertaining to the vast decrease in blog posts from bloggers from around the world?
To be quite honest, I missed reading the blog posts from those bloggers who were active in the blogosphere earlier on in the year.
And, I do hope that the absent ones will find the zeal to blog once again.