10 Reasons to Stop Blogging

Ian Lurie

This is my last post on the subject, I swear. For a week at least.

  1. You hate writing. If you really, truly hate to write, why are you making yourself blog? Are you just a masochist?
  2. You made fun of a family member in a blog post, and now they give you the stink-eye at every get-together. Quitting is the only way to make it up to them.
  3. Your World of Warcraft character has really been suffering from neglect.
  4. Your kids can’t remember what you look like.
  5. You’ve worn out the keys on your keyboard.
  6. You’ve worn out your welcome on the internet (unlikely).
  7. It’s just not what it used to be. The thrill is gone. The ship has sailed. The bloom is off the rose. Or any other cliche you care to use.
  8. You’re just burnt out. There is no rule saying you can’t start back up again later. Stop for a while. Rest up.
  9. You haven’t made a million dollars blogging yet. WTF is wrong with you?!
  10. You got dumped off the AdAge Power 150. That seems to happen to me every week, so don’t take it so hard.
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Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is the founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (that's more than 25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team, training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at www.ianlurie.com

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  1. Hi Ian, Maybe we could recommend your list to Dave Letterman LOL. Blogging for blogging’s sake will really lose its appeal after a while. Maybe its time to go offline for a while and live a life for once, just so a person could have material for the next post 🙂

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