I enjoy checking out the blogs of bloggers that I am currently following (This is done with the help of the WordPress.com Reader).
While I was perusing the contents of the WordPress.com Reader, I noticed that I stopped seeing posts from more than half of the bloggers I followed back in August 2022.
After some closer investigation (visiting their blogs directly by typing in their respective URLs), I discovered that their blogs have been inactive since late August this year.
What in the world happened to those bloggers?
Truthfully, a lot of things could have happened to them (Oh, I have lots of theories pertaining to their disappearance and I am going to share them with you).
They Are Suffering From A Severe Case Of Burnout
A lot of them were participants of the Blaugust challenge ― a challenge that involved publishing blog posts every day on one’s blog for the month of August.
The truth is that it is difficult for many newbies to keep up with the daily blogging pace.
As a matter of fact, there are many experienced bloggers who are unable to keep up with the pace of blogging daily and that is the reason why a lot of those experienced bloggers have chosen a less hectic blogging schedule for themselves; for example, one that involves publishing content on their blogs weekly, fortnightly, etcetera.
Daily blogging is for those people who have above-average physical and mental stamina.
By the way, if you happen to be one of those bloggers who would like to blog daily, I recommend that you read, How To Write A Blog Post Daily.
They Were Merely Doing Something Constructive For The Month Of August
A large percentage of those people who followed me in August were young; they were a combination of high school students and those who were attending university. Therefore, when it was time for them to regain schooling, they temporarily threw their blogs to the wayside.
So, that could be one of the reasons why I am seeing fewer posts from those that I am following on the WordPress.com Reader.
They were merely doing something constructive for the month of August (keeping their minds active via the creation of blog posts and having a bit of fun blogging) and August has passed.
Okay, fair enough. Educational pursuits come first!
They Do Not Have Internet Access
Not having internet access could have a part to play in their absence from the blogosphere.
Some of these bloggers relied on their parents for acquiring money for their mobile internet plan while others hunted down the location of free WiFi.
So, it could be a case of them not updating their blog until they can get money to purchase a mobile internet plan or until they make the time to hunt down free WiFi.
They Realized That Blogging Was Not For Them
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that blogging is not for everyone.
Discipline is one of the main prerequisites for blogging (And, if one lacks it, they are not going to do well in the area of blogging).
Dear friend, a disciplined person (especially one who is in love with blogging) is the type of person who makes the time for blogging.
I truly hope that those bloggers that are currently missing in action are okay.
I hate it when people abandon their blogs (The feeling is akin to losing someone that was very close to me).
In the meantime, I will be searching the WordPress.com Reader for new blogs to follow.