The fourth blog anniversary of this domain http://chanlilian.net is on Valentine’s Day. Four years of blogging feels like 400 years in real life.
So, I was wondering which phase I am at now. Once upon a time, one is blogger-wannabe. Then, some bloggers actually expired their use-by date. Their posts get lame, their direction get senseless like a headless chicken and that spells the end of their blog’s attraction. From afar, we the bystanders can see this sad stage hitting fellow bloggers.
Then, there is the peak when the blogger is on everyone’s lips.
I know I am over that blogger-wannabe stage. However, I do not think I deserve the blogger has-been curse because my traffic is still ok, I see new readers and new bloggers linking to me still. Yet, I do not feel that I am riding the wave anymore. In fact, it has come to a stage where nothing amuse me anymore.
I hate this ‘been there, done that, seen everything’ age. It is no fun being an ‘adult’ blogger because every thing is a ‘oh, XYZ blogger did this stunt before, chey…this is nothing new, aiyah….don’t know how many people have blogged about this and you are only finding out?’ You know what I mean? Nothing is fresh, nothing is new.
It is like the honeymoon stage is over. The cherry has popped. Now, it is just to maintain that relationship. And that’s when things get boring and harder to maintain.
So, ask yourself –
Are you a blogger-wannabe where everything is so rosy and promising?
Are you one of the victim of the blogger-has been, burnt out, command no respect and forgotten by your readers?
And please share how do you maintain that enthusiasm to continue the oomph of blogging? I am sure there are many bloggers much older than I am in terms of ‘blogging age’. What are the signs to look out for before blogger demise?