What does it mean? That’s easy. You know those days when you find yourself not wanting to write anything, so you don’t. Then that day turns into a week, and that week slowly creeps into a month. And then sometimes your lucky and you start blogging again, but at other times those months slowly stack up and you find that your blog has become a wasteland filled only with ghosts. OK, maybe not ghosts.
While saying that every blogger has gone through this is sort of a stretch, it’s safe to say that many bloggers have gone through this. I could name three great blogs that are currently going through a drought. I won’t name them, but I could if I wanted.
There’s typically a reason that ones undergoes a blogging drought, be it poor readership to just being overworked. It’s OK to take some time away, but it might be tough to get your readership back, which won’t be a problem if you didn’t have one to begin with.
While most of the people reading this didn’t read Bishop the Reviewer about 2 years ago, many might have heard about TBR’s tiny, 11-month drought. Now when I say 11-month’s I mean about 6 months of not even checking the website. Occasionally I would check back, to see if the website miraculously gained 1 million readers, but it never happened. As time went on, I quit caring. Until watching the film Drive and the rest is history. Well, for the most part it is.
So anyways, you’re probably wondering why I’m writing this. Please know that this isn’t some announcement that I’ll be taking a hiatus. No, quite the opposite as I hope to be in blogging overdrive by the end of the month. This is more for people who are currently experiencing a drought of their own. We’re five months into the year, it’s OK to be a little bored with your blog, especially if you just started it this year. The new website smell has just about worn off, but if you keep reinventing your website, everyday will be a great day for reviewing/filling the world in on all the wonderful things that you do.
Also, if you’re a blogger who has experienced a blogging drought, how long did yours last? Do you think it helped you become a better blogger? How? Why am I asking so many damn questions?