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Friday, July 9, 2010

When the Passion Dies


My love affair with blogger is stagnate. Our relationship has become mediocre, with me only taking an interest when I have nothing else to do. It's not that I want our relationship to crumble; I would very much like to strengthen it. I have tons of blog posts in mind and things I know would help us be close again. But I'm not really feeling the desire to give our relationship any priority.

What should I do? What would you do to bring back the passion and flame?

14 comments:

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Personally, I switch up the layout. ;)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I love my layout! good suggestion, though.

Amanda said...

Sometimes that's the way it goes, especially when there are other things to be done. Do not feel bad.

*LLUVIA* said...

I just wait till I am really inspired for a post; that way it won't feel like I'm obligated to post. There are times when I just don't feel like opening my computer.

Just go with the flow and wait till the passion returns. :) Otherwise, it might not be as enjoyable. We'll still be here. Maybe you just need a break. Plus, you've got a lot going on, so that is the focus right now. Take a break if needed. Come back when you find the passion again. :D

*LLUVIA* said...

P.S.
I LOVE YOUR LAYOUT!

KarenG said...

I wouldn't blog if I didn't love it. I have the added bonus of telling myself that I'm doing promotion via social media, but I couldn't do it just for that reason. I've often thought of this myself-- what happens when it's no longer fun but just work? One more thing to do that there's no time or energy for? I can't see me getting there, but it's possible down the road. Your followers will still be here if you cut back.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love your layout too. Maybe it's time for a blogging vacation. And this is the best time of year to take it. Most people are already going on one.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Funny, I kind of think I lost the groove b/c I just took a vacation. I got all my scheduling mixed up.

Ann Best said...

I'm finding that this can be an up and down thing. For these first three months that I've been blogging, I've felt pressured, like I've got to go in EVERY DAY and post something, comment on something. But now I know this isn't necessary, and so I'm feeling much more relaxed. What does it matter if you go a week, or maybe even two (I've never gone longer than a week) without putting up a post? As KarenG says, your followers will still be here. So "don't worry, be happy" (my daughter hates it when I say this!!)

Francine said...

Hi,

I came to blogger with the idea of connecting to writers' around the world, and had no intention of using blogger as a "daily/weekly diary", for me it's a writer platform where occasionally I post something I think others might find interesting ie; the odd snippet from my writings and research I've undertaken for aspects of authenticity within novels.

I set aside at least one hour per day to visit those who have kindly signed up as a friend (Google connect). That said, I don't always have something to say/contribute to a particular post but I do follow via my Dashboard everything everyone is posting up!

To be honest I find research articles of interest, and if there's anyone out there looking to info about another country they haven't had the pleasure of seeing, then there maybe someone out there who lives in that country/town/whatever who can fill in the necessary little details that might otherwise be unseen when untilising tourist information via the Internet. In particular historical facts, which tend to be more local than global!

Worrying about schedules for a blog would kill my creative side completely, I'd be too hung up on what next on the blog (?)and my writing would suffer!

To be honest I wish some of the bloggers I'm following would slow down a bit, an hour window is all they get and that has to be shared around!
best
F

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

good point, Francine! I have so many people I follow and all of them have awesome blogs, or I wouldn't follow. But I have so little time to get around and read their blogs. it makes me feel bad!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

just post when you want to - not because you feel you have to.

DL Hammons said...

My experience has been that this is a phase that will pass. It's hard to maintain a high level of enthusiasm with all our interest, so it becomes an ebb & flow. Ride it out and your passion will swing back around.

My 2 cents worth. :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

thanks everyone for your advice!

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