Why I Thought About Quitting My Blog

Happy Monday! First things first, today my blog is officially two years old!

So why the hell is my blog post about quitting blogging?  Read on!

In some ways, I feel really awesome about this, but if I take a few moments to compare my blog to other blogs the same age, it’s seriously basic.

But just because it’s basic, doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate it.

I actually feel kind of bad, because I haven’t been giving my blog the time and energy it deserves.

Why I Thought About Quitting My Blog

In fact, I contemplated  — all weekend — whether or not I would even renew my domain and keep things going on BPM.

Ultimately, I decided to because this has been a labor of love and has gotten me through so much and I want to continue.

I started this blog at a time when I really didn’t know what to do with my life. I had just passed my personal training certification exam.  I was working at a job I didn’t love — or even like, really. I also had just come out of a draining relationship.

I thought starting a blog would be a great way to work through some of the stuff I had been struggling with and to help myself get to know myself better.

Since starting this blog, I have grown as a trainer and I have expanded my horizon with further education in health and behavioral wellness.  I truly believe that I wouldn’t have done all of this had it not been for my passion for this blog and for finding my way.

One of the main reasons I thought about giving up this blog is that I am starting to really pick up my business and will soon be building a new business site which will soon become my main focus and where the majority of my time and energy will go beyond the people I work with in-person.

However, I remembered that this blog has pretty much saved me and I think it can still grow along with me.

It may not be mind-blowingly beautiful, technologically amazing, or that well-known, but it’s mine and it’s where I started.

I don’t like to turn my back on what I believe in and believe we should never forget our beginnings.

I’m not saying my blog will ever be anything more than it is right now.

But, I’m okay with that.

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Why did you get into blogging?  Have you rebranded or ever thought about discontinuing your blog?  Are you looking to get into blogging?

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16 Comments

  1. September 28, 2015 / 8:39 am

    Yay! Erin. Happy 2nd Birthday to your blog!

    I’m so glad you’re not quitting. And I know it’s not easy to try and continually keep your blog updated, especially when you’ve got a new business you’re building. It makes perfect sense to me that you’ll be building a new business site too. In time I’ll be creating a new site too, for everything I’m learning at college about becoming a web developer, but with a focus on building blogs.

    Anyway, sorry, this is about YOU and YOUR blog, so happy blogiversary again. Lynne and I are really glad you never quit in the two years you’ve been doing this, not only for the reasons that your blog is inspiring but also that we’ve been able to meet up and I’m looking forward to fun times we can have in the future! 🙂

    • Erin
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks, Neil! I’m excited about your new blog venture! I am glad to keep at this blog. Sometimes it’s discouraging, but then when I look at the big picture, this blog has really helped me to grow AND I get to meet amazing people through it (ahem, like yourself and Lynne)! It’s the joy of the journey, right?! Ready for Sunday!? Luke and I got a good run in yesterday near Fort William. I think it’s supposed to be a great stretch of weather over the next 8 days, so it should be a good day for the Great Scottish Run! 🙂 I’ll give you a text before the weekend so we can try and coordinate at the run!

  2. September 28, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Blogging truly is putting your heart out on the internet! It can bring such joy, but is also a pain in the rear. I’ve def thought about throwing in the towel! Especially when the technology stuff gets the best of me… but then I come around 🙂
    Happy 2nd Birthday! Stick around 🙂

    • Erin
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Julie! OMG! I know the technology side is super frustrating, but I struggle with most aspects of blogging lol. You’re so right, though, blogging really does put our hearts out there for anyone and everyone to see. I love this about blogging (and also dislike it sometimes)! I like to think that those of us who do blog are inspiring others to be open and interested in new things and experiences! I plan on sticking around — it’s not that easy to get rid of me! Thanks for sharing your encouraging thoughts! 🙂

  3. September 28, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!!! I blog because it is a challenge, I want to be successful eventually. I am glad that you decided to stick with it. Quitting is an easy out, I know that if I quit blogging or running than I did just that quit. It is easier to quit than to work hard. Thanks
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    • Erin
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you, Heather! You’re very right, quitting is an easy way out. I used to quit lots of things and it always made me feel a deep sense of regret. I know where I need to improve so now it’s just working out how to do everything and just get it done! You have to right attitude to be successful — I’m sure you’re well on your way! Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

  4. September 28, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Oh, don’t stop! I’d miss you so much. You’re one of the fresh and real bloggers that inspire my own writing. I need you! I started blogging because writing helps me process life, and I need all the help I can get.

    • Erin
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Suzy, I’d miss our mutual comment banter if I stopped this blog! It would be unfortunate for it to only go one way! That’s so sweet of you to say that my blog inspires your own writing because I feel exactly the same about you and your blog. I too started my blog as a way to help me process my life and it has helped so much! I just started thinking this weekend, “if it’s working then why stop?” I love all the connections I’ve been able to make and enjoy so many other bloggers out there. It really is like our own little part of the world on this blogosphere! Thanks for the kind words! <3

  5. September 28, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    Happy birthday! I’m glad you didn’t quit it, but definitely take some time and figure out what makes sense for YOU. I’m so proud of you for moving to a brand new country and getting clients and everything. Look at you!

    • Erin
      Author
      September 28, 2015 / 5:23 pm

      Awww thank you so much, Erin! Your blog is always inspirational to me and has really helped me through the last six months. Seriously! I don’t like being a quitter and I love what I’ve started, and as we both have blogged about, we’ve all got to work through that comfort zone and get a little unsettled to keep growing and evolving! 🙂

  6. September 29, 2015 / 12:28 am

    Happy blog birthday, Erin- Like much of what has been said above, I’m glad you didn’t throw in the towel- This is something to be proud of and blogging, irrespective of your long term goals, is not a race 🙂 Big props for balancing this and your new venture 😀

    • Erin
      Author
      September 29, 2015 / 9:24 am

      Thanks so much, Arman! I may have to sign up for your blogger guidance at some stage! I really look up to you, you’ve done so incredibly well in about the same amount of time as me. I know how much hard work blogging is — to keep creating — and you’re just on the (no-bake) ball with it! I do love blogging so much, though and the wonderful community, so it would have been foolish to give it up now!

      Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

  7. September 30, 2015 / 12:58 am

    Happy Blogiversary, girl! I think we all have moments where we think about quitting blogging for different reasons, however, I always come back to it! I don’t know what it is about blogging but I’m well and truly hooked and love sharing my passions with others!

    • Erin
      Author
      September 30, 2015 / 7:52 am

      Thanks, Kristy! I honestly felt like I was trying to talk myself out of a break-up! I was making pros and cons lists and thinking about everything so much. It makes sense, though. It’s great to share our thoughts and passions with others, especially when it helps us to connect to so many people we would have never had the opportunity to connect with otherwise. Thanks for the encouragement! <3

  8. September 30, 2015 / 6:39 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Well I am glad you created your blog as I got to meet you – and as long as this blog makes you happy and enriches your life then long may it continue!
    I am the same with my blog – it is such a big part of who I am right now and it helped get me through a pretty tough recovery – helping me discover my passion and focus.
    Yay for business growth though – cant wait to hear more 🙂

    • Erin
      Author
      September 30, 2015 / 7:49 am

      Thanks, Jen! I am happy I decided to stick with it. Now I just need to get back into the swing of it. I have a hard time multi-tasking and I think my disorganised side is really kicking because I’ve had a hard time finding a balance with things. I know exactly what you mean with your blog helping you through a tough time. It’s amazing how sharing your life and thoughts can connect you to something so much bigger than yourself! Yay for business growth is right — terrified, but hopefully all will go as smoothly as possible! <3

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