When Should You Call It Quits?

I received an interesting email the other day. It was from a reader who has been blogging for a about eight months and haven’t seen any results. He asked at what point should he throw in the towel and quit. While I would love to say you should never quit and give a nice pep talk about why winners never quit and quitters never win, there really is a point when you should call it quits and move on to something else.

If It’s No Longer Fun, Quit

My philosophy on quitting is really simple. To me, blogging is not a job, it’s a hobby. I do this for fun and relaxation. The fact that it makes money is just a bonus. If you’re not having fun by blogging then you really should be looking at doing something else. If the reason you got into blogging is to make a ton of money, then for sure you need to get into something else.

Yes, you can make a lot money by blogging but it’s not the best or most productive way to make money on the Internet. Shoemoney has stated that compared to the rest of his Internet ventures, his blog takes up the most time and produces the less money. Looking at my own situation, I have to agree with him. Constant daily blogging takes a lot of work compare to other Internet businesses. This is why I keep telling everyone to blog for fun and not for money.

If blogging is no longer fun for you, if writing a post feels more like work than relaxation, if checking for new comments isn’t the first thing you want to do in the morning, then maybe it is time to call it quits and move on to something else. As for me, this is still fun so you can expect to see me here for a long time.