To Write or Not to Write: Part Time and Full Time Blogger Writer

To Write or Not to Write: Part Time and Full Time Blogger Writer

quit blogging? Marisa Duma, an Indonensian blogger whose blog I’ve just reviewed as Blogger of the Week made a surprising announcement here:

Fatih. I’ve decided to quit blogging.
Saya ingin fokus ke kehidupan pribadi dan profesional dahulu untuk saat ini, apalagi blog saya juga sudah sepi.

Again, thank you for your support (and traffic!, thanks to this post) and encouragement. Thanks everyone that has commented on this post also.

There are two other Indonesian bloggers who also said that they want quit blogging for various reasons: boring, not getting much attention, many other things to do “off the blog” meaning out of internet world, etc. Interestingly, just like Marisa Duma, the two bloggers are also women.

The question is why quit blogging? And why the three people who want to quit blogging (not to quit smoking) are women? Is it something to do with “womanhood” or just sheer accidental? If it’s a common phenomenon of boredomity and lack of passion then why there’s no such complain from their male counterpart? (to be continued)

To Blog or Not to Blog (2): Part Time and Full Time Blogger

To blog or not to blog Generally speaking there are two types of bloggers: part-timers and professioal bloggers. While the former uses his or her blogging activities as a way to share one’s experience and thoughts, the latter makes it to make a living, so to say. That’s why we’d find the full-timers are blogging everyday and expect a high volume of traffic, readership, subscribers and, well, online earnings.

The Part-time Bloggers

The part-time bloggers, on the other hand, are those bloggers who don’t have any ambitious expectation. They are blogging i.e. writing in their blog / website as a way to express some of their ideas and experience they feel of beneficial to others or just feel uncomfortable to share it with their offline friends.

Part-time bloggers don’t have too high an expectation. They hardly push it too hard for themselves. They blog / write an article whenever they want. Short or long posting doesn’t matter. They comfortably write irregular posting / articles every now and then; it could be daily, weekly or even monthly. They don’t care. They own the blogs, not the blog own them.

Rima Fauzi rightly said here:

I would never stop completely or keep my blog private but that is because I am too ‘cuek’, I dont care if people stop coming to my blog, or if I am criticized or even if I get negative feedbacks or comments. I blog for myself, and unless I am too busy, I will try to maintain my blogs and update it as often as I can.

Part-time bloggers should be like Rima Fauzi. They should care less to traffic. And focus more on writing and with the intention to share it with others. With the larger audience that cross the boundaries of localities.

One should make clear what the purpose of one blogging activities in the first place: as part-timers or professional ones? Because the two have totally different ways and consequences. Being part-time bloggers are like being what you are before starting to blog. By being part-time bloggers, you just transform your speaking habit into a writing / blogging one. Only with a bit larger audience (readers) in the case of the latter. For part-time bloggers, writing in the blog is just an extension of talking. And therefore there is no question of quitting. If blogging is like talking, why the question of quitting should arise in the first place? (to be continued)

To Write or Not to Write: Part Time and Full Time Blogger Writer
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