I recently went through my feed reader to attempt to clean it up and organize it. After going through everything I noticed that there are 78 blogs in my Inactive folder (no posts for 6 weeks or more). Where did everyone go? The 78 isn’t even counting people who have officially closed up shop, just people whose posting has trailed off. There’s sometimes a bit of warning…a post about how busy they’ve been, something to indicate they aren’t happy with the game or changes made to their class, but for the most part people seem to just fall off the face of the earth. Perhaps some of these people will reappear once Cataclysm is released, but many seem to have given up on their blogs altogether.
Meanwhile new blogs are popping up all the time and other bloggers are thriving. Vixsin and Morynne recently reached the 1-year milestone and Vidyala is approaching hers. Even I’ll be at a year in a few weeks.
What is it that keeps people blogging? I suppose the answer is different for everyone. Some people love to write, some people like having a soapbox to stand on, some like sharing information and helping people.
Why do you blog? If you’ve blogged in the past, why did you stop?
Also, I have a plea for bloggers (I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again): Please, please, show your full posts in your rss feed. I can tell you for certain that not doing this will cost you subscribers and visits. Make sure you’re subscribed to your own feed so you can check whether full posts are displaying.