Why People Shut Down Their B-School Blogs

by Mark Wong on January 20, 2011 · 8 comments

in Admissions, GMAT

During my first foray into the B-School blogosphere, I encountered a number of blogs about people who had either applied and gotten into business school, or were dinged.  One consistent thing about the blogs with the highest search rankings was that the majority of them had outdated posts.  Their blogging updates ended either one or two years ago.

For those that didn’t get in, I get it.  But for those that did, I often wondered why they stopped blogging.  I personally thought that if I had documented my successful transition to business school, why not keep telling the story?

But now, after submitting my applications to all my target schools, and having given up my life for six months, I fully understand why people shut down their blogs.  I’m just not motivated to write anything now, particularly anything related to the GMAT or business school.  (Maybe this has something to do with all the essays I wrote)  Sure, I’ll have posts after I get responses from the schools I applied to, but I’m finding it extremely difficult to draw inspiration.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to keep this blog going as long as I can.  But I know that if I get into business school, there’s a good chance I’ll be too busy to blog much.  And if I don’t, I’ll probably be too devastated to keep blogging.

I started blogging as an experiment, to learn more about the web industry and improve my writing ability.  When I decided to apply to business school, the experience consumed my life.  It was the only thing I could think about, much less blog about.  But now that the majority of the work is done, I probably need to start thinking of a new focus for my writing.

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richard battle-baxterNo Gravatar January 27, 2011 at 3:54 am

all I can say to that is DITTO ahhahah

The YepstarsNo Gravatar March 24, 2011 at 4:13 am

Hey Mark,
No news isn’t bad news. We over at The YEPStars finished Bschool in May and finally have the time to compose all of our individual random thoughts + what we sort of learned in school into our blog. In school time is so precious that it’s filled with sleep or drinking…then repeat. When you do get into Bschool, schedule time in your calendar in between project teams, presentations and case readings to blog about how you’re sick of project teams, presentations and cases 🙂

Good Luck!
-The YEPStars
@theyepstars

Justin CaseNo Gravatar January 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Ditto is right!

driving lessons WorcesterNo Gravatar March 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I think they were no time to write a blogs. Many students when they are back into school they are always doing their assignments, projects, presentations, etc..

Angela TurnerNo Gravatar March 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

I tend to spend a month or so blogging, then other things tend to take over and the blogging gets neglected. After another few months I come back again…

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