Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
For my provocative question last week I asked about what is more important when blogging: what you say or how you say it. I hope you don’t mind if I post two provocative questions in a row about blogging. Well, even if you do mind, I’m going to do it anyway.
On Monday, Dr. Tanya, aka Salted Caramel, wrote that she was going to be taken a blogging hiatus from two of her weekly prompts, Blogging Insights and Five Things. She is moving and needs to devote her time and energy to taking care of that.
That got me thinking about the idea of taking a blogging hiatus.I moved last February and, while I didn’t formally take a hiatus from my blog, I cut back my post frequency considerably. It actually took me about six weeks after my move to get back into the swing of things vis-à-vis my blog. However, I took a lengthy — two year — hiatus from blogging between May of 2015 and May of 2017 because I had some pressing personal matters that needed to be addressed.
So my provocative question this week is about blogging hiatuses.
Have you ever taken a hiatus (break) from blogging? If so, how long did your hiatus last and why did you take it? How difficult was it to return to blogging after your hiatus? Did your stats suffer and did you lose readers as a consequence of your absence?
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