I want to know what is really fueling your blog?
What keeps you blogging on? What inspires you to keep publishing content on your blog? What keeps you coming back for more?
Is it the blog traffic? Do you hover over your blog stats stressing out when the numbers go down and researching all the different ways you can keep pushing those numbers higher? Do you play with landing pages, blog carnivals, guest blogging, advertising, blog networks, and other ways of making the traffic keep coming in your blogging door?
Is it the writing? Is it the act of researching and finding things to write about that rocks your bloggy world? Does the magic of language enthrall you as you come up with new ways of conveying your message, twisting the words around, playing with the poetry of your vocabulary?
Is it the blog comments, the door to feedback on your blog, that keeps your blogging motor running? Do you love starting a conversation and watching it continue in the comments as people consider what you said and have their say?
Is it the communal nature of blogs, the social if you will, of blogging that works like a magnet on your spirit, bringing you back over and over again to greet old friends and meet new ones through your blog? Do you use all the different social network media that revolves around your blog so you can develop friends and contacts across a wide spectrum or narrow bridge of interests?
Is it the trackbacks and incoming links that get your juices flowing as you feel honored and recognized through the linking process for your work and your expertise?
Possibly, it’s the creative expression that is so inherent to blogging. You are a publisher, editor, director, producer, writer, photographer, videographer, sound artist, DJ, master of all the publishing arts on your blog. Is the artistry involved in blogging what keeps your enthusiasm going?
Is a blog none of those things to you? What is it that keeps your blog going day after day, week after week, month after month? What makes you come back to blog?
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.