You got to love to blog and get something out of it to keep going.
I admire those bloggers who put so much energy into their blogs, such as the two current Dandelion Awarded blogs. They love to write and share whatever their interest is with the world.
Today I went though some of the blogs I follow, those that appear to have not posted anything for several weeks. Some of those WordPress blogs had been deleted, and others had gone inactive for more than two months. I “unfollowed” from some blogs that had become deceased.
Easy start, easy failure
Blogs are easy to start, but hard to keep going. I keep to at least one blog a day, but I hit rough patches of lack of time, writers block, or other block. It is in those hard times when a blog can sink or swim, the blogger who had little motivation to blog anyway, easily gives up as their attention is captured by another activity.
Love and Share
It appears one secret of a good blog is that the writer is involved in a gainful activity, which they love to do, and the blog is the product of that activity where the writer shares their experiences with the world. Often I read a blogger say the purpose of the blog was for their own benefit, but they “share” that benefit with their readers.
Birds and the Bees
I get immense pleasure from listening to the birds sing, and the bees buzzing amongst the flowers on a warm day. Plainly the birds are not singing for my benefit, nor are the bees working their butt off for my entertainment; both birds and bees are involved in an activity for their own gain, but I benefit as a byproduct of their activity. Like the birds and the bees, a blog done for the love of an activity, becomes a shared experience enjoyed by others, and that is the secret of the motivation of a blogger, and why readers love to read what they write.