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Blogging Conundrum #379

You realise you’ve reached something of a plateau.

You’ve probably already said most of the things you want to say in relation to this topic.  Other creative projects are bubbling up and you know you want to give them time, energy and attention too.

You realise it would make sense to develop your blog into something a bit different, reposition the material so what’s already been written is more readily accessible, reducing the need to come up with what’s new.

You recognise this is a way to reduce the pressure to come up with fresh content, to allow the site to settle and be.  You know this will also free up more energy for the other projects.

You make the changes.

Choking
And then, of course, (why should I be surprised?) your blogging muse falls back in love with the site.  Keeps on telling you how pretty it looks now, how sweetly multi-layered.

Comes knocking on the door, bright eyed and bushy tailed, with post idea after post idea, enough to see you half way into next year.

Sigh.

Smile.

Looks like you’ve not seen the last of me yet ;-)

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Photo Credit: Choking by the Alieness Gisela Giardino on Flickr

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  2. Margo Roby says:

    Well, I for one, am glad to hear it! I don’t want to see less of you, although being a blogger, understand where you are coming from. But the muse does have a sense of humour. So, I’m glad you’ll still be around.
    margo

  3. Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach says:

    Permission to woot?

    Major wootness! Glad to see you still around.

  4. John Soares
    Twitter: TheJohnSoares
    says:

    Joanna, I’ve got a list of at least 50 blog post ideas, so I’m set for quite a while.

    I confess that I also look at my blog and admire the design and the pretty colors. I didn’t do the design, but I did hire somebody good.

  5. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    says:

    @Margo Roby: Thanks Margo. And yes, she does have a most wicked sense of humour ;-)

    @Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach: permission granted!

    @John Soares: does make a difference doesn’t it? probably as much for the blogger as for the reader… maybe more. Helps to keep the motivation high.