This one was for nearly a year, until today!
I started blogging on my personal website http://laforet.ca in June 2008, but for a variety of reasons stopped in September 2011, when my work began being published on considerably more visible sites including Huffington Post Canada.
Blogging for me has never been about profit or self interest, but instead a relatively barrier free megaphone for the issues and causes I care about.
A couple of nights ago I began thinking about my old site, which has received a total of approximately 105,000 visits since being launched four years ago, and 6,000 just this year alone, even without new content. I mused about how many blogs are abandoned and was amazed that it is believed 95% of blogs are in fact abandoned. I won’t get into why here, but if you’d like to read more about that click this link to the New York Times piece on the topic.
There are a number of reasons I stopped blogging on http://laforet.ca, but for the most part there always is a struggle in determining what you’d like to share, and how to present it.
I think I’ve made sense of what I will blog and where going forward. The plan so far is pretty simple. Professional pieces will be published on the Broadview Strategy Group blog, while personal or lifestyle pieces will be posted here and political or public interest pieces will end up here or on Huffington Post, where I am fortunate to continue to be able to share my thoughts.
Have you had a blog you stopped updating? What was your reason?