When I first discovered Thursday Thirteen I was excited to be a part of a group. It was a way to post each week on random facts. I generally put a lot of effort into my Thursday posts. I thought the idea was to find new blogs to read. I was a new blogger and meeting people who posted similar posts was exciting.
I was looking to have comments and find good blogs from that. What I found was the people who did comment left very generic comments for the most part(unless they were a regular blog readers & friend) - and they only visited on Thursday's. It didn't bring more traffic my way and it was becoming for me a lot of work to come up with a theme each week.
I tried to get to everyone who commented and comment back. Some of the posts had such a lack of content that I wondered why they even bothered. Sure there were times when my 13 wasn't as detailed but some only ever do a very basic list. That might be good for them, but as a reader I wasn't enjoying reading it and I had very little to even comment about it. I would feel bad for not commenting etc., I'm like that I get the 'guilts' very easily.
I found myself struggling each week to come up with a creative post. I didn't want to do short boring posts.
So combine that with my already mixed feelings over the visitors on Thursday's I felt for me it was time to retire from writing them all together. I thought I worked good with a theme but perhaps it was too regimented in my mind. Whatever the case is, I am over the Thursday Thirteen's, Wordless Wednesday's and the other such types of posting. In fact even posting for 30 days is a bit of a struggle, we're not quite half way through and I'm hoping my head doesn't explode or something before the end.