Time to Move On?


Seven months ago, I expressed my doubts about where my blog Ilana-Davita was going. I had written there for almost five years trying to share snippets of my life. It had been an opportunity to write about books and films, to post photos and recipes and sometimes to explore the ‘meaning of life’. However I had never expected the richness of the interactions it would bring; thanks to blogging I have met wonderful people – some of whom are now my friends on Facebook.

In March, I started Hannah’s Nook as an attempt to keep a blog that better encompasses all that I am. It never really took off. Some projects fell through and I realised that building a new audience while retaining some of the former one is not easy.

I have now reached a point where keeping a blog is not as fulfilling as it used to be and I am still not sure whether I wish to go on with it. I believe blogging should be fun and inspiring rather than a burden so maybe ‘someone’ is trying to tell me something here.

Since I do not like things to hang in the air, I have decided to stop blogging during the summer holiday rather than keep wondering what I shall blog about next. I plan to come back at the beginning of September having hopefully made up my mind concerning the future of my blogs.

Meanwhile I’ll share a few ‘fun’ facts about Ilana-Davita
– Much to my dismay, the most popular post is Easy Potato Kumara Mash
– The blog has been viewed 161,786 times and has received 12,524 comments
– It is visited mainly by visitors from The United States, New Zealand, Israel, The United Kingdom, Australia and France
– It is followed by people from 37 blogs

Have a great summer!

19 thoughts on “Time to Move On?

  1. Five years, what a great run for this blog. You did great, Hannah! Yes, I run into this too. My blog becomes more of a burden than fun. Although, lately, I have just been posting my feelings and not worried to much what everyone thinks. Plus, I only have about 3 readers so there is not much pressure. Hehe! Thanks for supporting my blog and have a good summer.

    • Well, since I couldn’t do anything about the funny layout I merged the two blogs by importing Ilana-Davita into Hannah’s Nook.
      I hope that I’ll soon post your vegetarian (vegan?) chulent recipe in the weekly review.

  2. Pingback: An Old Blog in a New Skin | Ilana-Davita

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