Boris, a member of my team at Automattic, takes a dive into how social factors influence blogging on WordPress.com.
My TL;DR: Having a community helps you thrive.
Read the whole thing, it’s wonderful writeup.
Social factors that promote persistent blogging Writing a blog is a hard and demanding task. It requires creativity, dedication and persistence. Data shows that a large percentage of bloggers stop posting after acouple of months, and most of them don’t survive for more than a year. What is the force that drives the successful bloggers?