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Bloggers Who Almost Gave Up Blogging

Where would the blogosphere be if our favorite writers gave up blogging?

There’s no question about it, blogging ain’t easy. In fact, it’s probably one of the more emotionally expensive and time-consuming passions out there. We’ve all felt like hanging up our laptop at times, particularly when we grow tired of feeling misunderstood or ignored. But just know, these are the times when our blogs needs us most.

It’s in the vulnerability and uncertainty that we begin to learn what we’re really made of. Are we only blogging to hear people agree with us, or are we blogging to learn more about ourselves?

Only we know the answer.

Feeling like giving up is one thing. Actually giving up is something else entirely.

I asked a few of my favorite bloggers for when and why they almost gave up blogging. These are their stories.

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  • I feared I’d lost my audience 1 of 12
    I feared I'd lost my audience
    "When I felt like I had lost my audience, but then I realized I should write for me.. not others."
    @mycrazybusylife via Twitter My Crazy Busy Life
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  • I became money-minded 2 of 12
    I became money-minded
    "Yep, when I started becoming more focused on $$ aspect rather than joy in blogging, I almost pulled the plug."
    @blackgirlinmain via Twitter Black Girl in Maine
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  • I continue on 3 of 12
    I continue on
    "When you write about your life & opinions, no matter how gentle you may try to be you will find those that you make angry. I try to continue gently, knowing I can't control others opinions."
    @jakqlin via Twitter A Huckleberry Over My Persimmon
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  • I wondered if they cared 4 of 12
    I wondered if they cared
    "I got a point where I was busy and it made question my blog's value. Did people really care about my blog? They do!"
    @TPBabySteps via Twitter Tunette's Baby Steps
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  • I was harrassed 5 of 12
    I was harrassed
    "I would say probably the time I was harassed via phone in real life while my sister was in the hospital..."
    via Danielle Danielle Elwood Dot Com
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  • I was exposed 6 of 12
    I was exposed
    "This [post]. Teacher inadvertently gave a class of my daughter's peers access to my blog."
    @MuchMamaDrama via Twitter Mama Drama
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  • I compared 7 of 12
    I compared
    "Comparison...the killer of joy."
    @bravoerunway via Twitter Bravoe Runway
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  • A small following 8 of 12
    A small following
    "I have gotten discouraged having only a handful of followers. Then I write something personal and get a lot of hits."
    @RenegadeRuby via Twitter Trucks to Cradles
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  • I felt down 9 of 12
    I felt down
    "Been kinda down recently & that does not equal good blogging. Remembering it will pass and not to quit!"
    @bereccah5 via Twitter Connelly Confusion
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  • My family found my blog 10 of 12
    My family found my blog
    "I almost stopped when my family discovered my blog. I felt like I had to censor myself. Thank god I didn't!"
    @MommyIsGiggling via Twitter Why is Mommy Giggling?
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  • A few reasons 11 of 12
    A few reasons
    "Hate mail, lost the passion and fear of work stolen."
    @just_d_world via Twitter Justdworld's Blog
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  • I felt discouraged 12 of 12
    I felt discouraged
    "Because I was discounted and called invaluable because I'm not a parent."
    @kimt205 via Twitter Live From the 205
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Have you ever almost called it quits on blogging?

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