“Can you give me a list of all your recipes?”
“Why are you putting ads on your site?”
“I think you should stop posting about fashion and concentrate on your make up tips instead.”
“Can you write about that new steak place that opened in the city?”
The new phone is out. How come it’s taking too long for you to post a review?
Do you often get these kinds of comments? When you started writing, you probably, and I sincerely hope, did it for the passion. Time passed, and your readership scaled and you blog grew up faster than its neighbors. All of a sudden you received email from PR companies, and yeah the freebies started to pour in as well. Event invites, blog roadies, and yes there were the haters as well.
All of a sudden the passion started to fade and you felt disillusioned, looking back at something you started as sharing your passion in reckless abandon which turned into a chore you needed to do once, twice, thrice a week. Sometimes everyday.
At one point, did you feel that your topics were dictated not by your own personal accord, but by your readers who demanded your time?