Another blogger once asked me what would happen if I stopped blogging.
I told them I am a writer and a writer never stops writing. Is it possible I might stop blogging?
Sure, it is possible but I won’t ever stop writing. It is like breathing, I’ll do it in one form or another until I die.
But I like turning these questions upside down, inside out and around just to see what I come up with.
What Would Happen If You Stopped Blogging?
I see the real question as would people notice that you stopped producing content.
I see it as asking yourself to answer whether your content is valuable and to whom.
You don’t need to be a professional blogger or doing this for business purposes for it to be valuable either. There is merit in doing so even if you use your blog as an online journal to record your thoughts.
My blog isn’t just my online hub or a place to promote my brand. It is a tool I use to work on my skills as a writer and a storyteller so I like asking the hard questions about whether my presence and my content adds value.
I like asking if people would notice my absence not to stroke my ego but because it helps me measure whether I am meeting the standard I set for myself.
It is worth noting that a lack of engagement on your blog isn’t always indicative of whether the content is useful, educational and or entertaining.
Remember the Tyranny of Social Proof lies in trying to use analytics that can be both useless and or meaningless.
The focus of the initial question here is more on your internal feelings about your blog than anything else.
It is a gut check where you ask and answer the question.