However the good news is “There is no “right” or “wrong” way to blog. If anything, blogging is so fun because it is not as “serious.” We can always go back and re-edit what we wrote, and generally if a blog post is older than a week, it is quickly forgotten.”
So how does one turn off their audience. According to businesswritingblog.com, you can turn off your audience by the following: “That brings me to how to turn off an audience. (Definition of turn off: alienate, cause to lose interest.) You can easily turn off an audience by telling them that you will not live up to their expectations.” In order to not turn off your audience then, don’t set unreasonable expectations. And don’t make promises you can’t keep.
So how do you know when enough is enough? Meaning how do you know when not to blog? According to Lorelle on Wordpress, “blogging isn’t for everyone and you don’t have to blog if you don’t want to.” Furthermore, she states that “There are times to blog and there are times to stop blogging, especially if blogging interferes with the rest of your life.”
When is a good time to quit blogging? According to jeffbullas.com: “Maybe you started your blog to get the word out about your company. You may have wanted to be a writer and started blogging to build a portfolio. In either case, when your blog finally achieves your goals, it might be time to call it a win and move on.”
Blogging takes time, dedication, and commitment, and unless you are willing to sacrifice (set aside time each week) to commit to blogging and performing online, then blogging may not be the best bet for you. There are no guarantees in the Blogging World. And Professionalism is always required. Unless you can perform to the expectations of your audience, family and friends, then it is highly suggested that you do not start blogging until you have a plan, and until you’ve done your research on what is expected of you as a blogger online. –Don’t be disappointed when you get negative feedback. For a long time I was told not to blog, in fact throughout the 4 years of blogging online on Twitter and Weebly I was discouraged from blogging all together, told it was a waste of time. However, I have found tremendous value in blogging, as it has helped me to build confidence from within and beyond just my work online, which can be translated to my work as a Paralegal in the Office, where I am required to do research and writing on a daily basis for an Attorney. So I figured, why not blog in between jobs. I’m glad that I have and I’m so greatful for my following thus far on Weebly, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, and beyond, without whom I would not have continued writing online, and stopped when everyone else told me to stop.