After 18 months of writing, publishing and running my football website I have called it a day and closed down the domain and site.
Why? A number of reasons really. Firstly I haven’t the time to run it as comprehensively as I would like. I would have preferred to publish more content and although I have had friends help write or join me on podcasts ideally I would have liked more help from others to build the site.
I would have liked to have joined forces with other bloggers who contribute regularly but that never happened. I did collaborate with other blogs and social media accounts which drove traffic and was fun in the process but nothing permanent which stood the test of time.
Recently I have found that my personal life is getting busier. My days off are spent decorating my eldest sons flat which I know won’t take forever but it’s taking up all my time.
There’s always a list of chores that I’m forever chipping away at. Working full time and having a family means writing slips down the pecking order in my life. I also find it difficult to produce decent content on social media and all those frustrations have boiled over.
I have been considering closing the website down recently but today I made the decision. I just don’t have the time or head space to run it and the social accounts that go with it.
So with a heavy heart the site will disappear overnight. Gutted? Yes. Relieved? Yes. But that’s life. I need to concentrate on the important things in life and not a hobby.