There may come a time in your blogging or online career where for whatever reason, you think it’s time to quit.
In the last two episodes of the ProBlogger podcast, we’ve explored things that entrepreneurs should do if they want to be successful – the first is to just start, and the follow-up episode focused on persistence even when you want to give up. But success takes many paths.
There may come a time when the best decision you can make is to let this project go, no matter how hard you’ve worked on it, and move on to something else. It may not be “quitting” as such, perhaps more pivoting, but you do need to know when the dog has had its day and there’s no real gain from continuing.
I get asked quite a bit about when is the best time to give up on an idea that’s not working, especially from bloggers who have been slogging it out for a while and who are either losing the drive to keep it going, or not seeing the results they were hoping for.
I think there’s definitely a right time, but that right time can differ depending on the person and the circumstances.
In today’s podcast episode, I share a few questions I like people to ask themselves before they make the momentous decision to pack it in, and what to do when you just don’t feel like going on.
Success rarely (if ever) is the result of travelling in a straight line, and when you feel like quitting, it might just mean that you need to change direction. Almost every successful entrepreneur I know has a long history of pivoting, going down a different path when it feels like the one you’re on has come to a stop.
I’d love to hear your experience though – have you ever thought of quitting? Have you pivoted and found a new direction to go in that brought you success?
You can find the show notes for this episode here.
- Thinking of Quitting Blogging? What Dooce Did Next
- Ignite Your Blog to Take off With These Actions
- Thinking of Quitting Blogging? Here’s How One Blogger Turned it Around
- 5 Most Important Writing Lessons Learned After Pivoting our Blog Twice
- Thinking of Quitting Blogging? The Tale of One Blogger Who Did (and What Happened Next!)