This thought actually makes me quite sad. I pay for my website host. I’m not on a free blogging site like I used to be. So, if I stopped blogging, would I continue to pay for my website or just let it die? It’s silly, really, to pay for a site that I’m no longer updating, but at the same time I get sad thinking about all my hard work just vanishing someday.
Sometimes I visit a site of a blog that I used to follow and find that the website no longer exists. Their whole blog is just…gone. I don’t know how they do it.
I doubt I’ll blog forever, though I don’t see an end in sight at this time. I have come close to quitting when life just got too crazy and when I was going through postpartum depression and thought I would never be interested in blogging again, but I always came back. During those times off (which have been several months of no posting at times), I kept my blog going. I didn’t cancel my website.
But if I actually one day decided to really, truly, definitively quit blogging for good, would I stop paying for my website? I have put so much time and effort into this blog. I have blogged for many years. I have talked about my favourite things. I have reviewed many books. I have shared my nail art. I have talked about my daughter. And people have interacted with me about these things. I would lose the comments too. I would lose all the kind words others have contributed to making my blog what it is.
I know my blog isn’t the biggest, best blog there is, not even close. But that’s not the point. The point is what it means to me. And it means a lot. I don’t think I could just let it completely disappear. So, would I keep paying those yearly hosting and domain name fees? Would I maybe move my blog back to Blogger? That would be an option, if it’s possible. I converted my Blogger blog to this WordPress one, but can you go the other way? That would definitely be something I would be interested in looking into. But that also requires potentially quite a bit of work and if I decide I’m done with blogging, maybe I won’t be willing to put in that effort. Who knows?
Anyway, I just don’t think I could bring myself to deleting my blog for good. Even if nobody reads it ever again, I would take comfort knowing that it’s still there…existing…