Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I actually thought a lot about my blog during the last three months as I struggled for the time and motivation to post. I would like for it to be more of a true expression of me and my life. Despite my lack of consistency, I don't want to shut it down, this blog represents some significant periods of my life and I will stubbornly continue to 'be a blogger', sporadically if need be.
Is the art of blogging dying anyway? I feel like a lot of the bloggers have either got sponsors or given up, choosing to share their lives via social media instead. I don't want to be in either camp, I never wanted to be a professional blogger but I feel blogging has so much more to offer than just social media (and better search functions!). Might be just me though, most posts I read these days have less comments and everyone is tweeting and liking things instead. Maybe that's what blogs need, a little way to 'like' a post and acknowledge you have read it but have nothing constructive to add as a comment.
I will acknowledge that I need to make this blog something that I would actually read, at the moment it's boring even to me. I read blogs regularly through Feedly but also stumble on new blogs or 'one off reads' through Google searches. On a side note, I perform a lot of searches, my Google stats tell me I have performed over 62,000 searches while logged in - I may have a search addiction. The blog posts I usually read from searches are ones on tips and advice or personal experience and reviews. While I'm far from an expert at anything, I feel like I learn a lot of things I can share.
This blog as also had a visual makeover and I have created a set of images I can use for photo-less posts. I'm proud of my images, so that may serve as additional posting motivation.