A contemplative post today on the changes I have noticed this year in blogging. There have been gradual changes over the years but this year I have found more and more people giving up their blogs. Some because they no long make cards but others seem to be turning more to social media especially Facebook and Instagram.
Everything has its place and I use Facebook every day. In fact my blog is networked to it so my posts appear on there each morning. I looked at Instagram but didn't really understand it and the thought of starting to follow people and getting them to follow me just doesn't interest me. I do like Pinterest and pin all my makes on there.
One of my blogging friends recently posted on Facebook about whether she should give up her blog as she no longer has as much time for crafting as she used to. The overwhelming response was don't give it up, you will regret it. I am pleased to say she is keeping it.
Over the years the number of people commenting has declined too. I appreciate the time it takes to read and comment on posts and I am always grateful for everyone who does that and amazed that some people comment on every post. I am truly grateful for your support. Some people who used to comment seldom do nowadays. I know how much quicker it is to simply like a post on Facebook.
The number of visitors far exceeds the number of comments. Indeed my post on 12th December about my updated craft room was viewed by 354 people yet I only had 25 comments. I know that some people like my Mum look at my blog every day but as she doesn't have a Google account she doesn't comment.
The number of challenges has declined too and nowadays I am very selective about which challenges I enter, entering far less than I used to. I figure if I don't enter any and others do the same then they will all stop and that would be a shame.
So will I continue blogging? Yes I will as I enjoy it and I hope that those who read it enjoy it too. I love being part of the blogging community and have met some of my blogging friends at shows. It is always a pleasure to meet somebody I only know online. It is also a record for me of how far I have come since I started cardmaking 11 years ago. I would also miss visiting and commenting on your blogs which I do as much as I can.
Will I continue to post daily? Maybe not but then again I may. I don't want to feel under pressure to post every day but if I have something to share then I will post. I always schedule my posts so they are not as chatty as some people's blogs, which I love to read, but I do include a few personal snippets.
If you have read through to the end, thank you, and if you would like to leave me a comment with your thoughts I would really appreciate it.