I spent a lot of time yesterday reading articles following a google search where I asked the question:
“Is Blogging dead?”
It is not that I am really worried about it. But I have noticed a number of bloggers with BLOGS of all sizes are dialing it back and then stopping altogether. Not just the white hot DIY blog – YOUNG HOUSE LOVE, who formally “retired” this fall…but many of the blogs in my “favorites” list and when I go looking for inspiration photos I keep finding previously busy little blogs whose last post was three months or two years ago…
Blogging for me has always been a natural extension of the slightly over-sharing, very enthusiastic to show you what I just painted or built or cleaned out, always have 5 logs on the fire…. person I have always been. Other than adapting to the technology, there is nothing I say or show you or create for my blog that I would not be doing anyway. I have always loved to share my home and my projects and my color ideas with whoever is in listening distance…only now my listening distance goes all over the world!!!
Here is the good news…the answer is to the question:
“Is Blogging Dead?”
is a little yes and BIG NO.
YES, the number of NEW blogs and especially of Blogs written by Teens….which were the bulk of the initial blog-boom …has decreased…greatly…dramatically…AND mediums like Instagram and Twitter have enabled the same voices to be heard…quicker..and some might say … Easier…
One article I read about blogs said something like “now they are just for 40 somethings with kids” . GREAT! except…if you think about it…the teens of 15 years ago are NO longer teens right…they are closing in on being the 40 somethings with kids!!!! HA!!! happens to us all!
So it is the the NEW teens, the NOW teens who utilize quicker means of communication than blogs.
Blogs are still being read. And some say, more than ever. Comments are down, true, across the board…but with fewer blogs and less…”ranting” blogs…the blogs that remain are usually of a higher caliper of writing and content, written by authors more dedicated to the craft of online blogging, and are now an integral part of the digital landscape.
….”bloggers should be excited, not downhearted. Roughly 15 years after the beginnings of the format, we have arrived at the essence of the blog – a highly trafficked, commercially appealing platform whose best years are ahead of it.”
so BLOGS AND THAT INCLUDES
MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE
ARE HERE TO STAY!!!
but IN KEEPING WITH THE TIMES ….
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