Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Has Blogging Died?

This has been a question on my mind for sometime now.  Has it died or just on life support?  What is going on out there?  It seems like the excitement that was once there has gone.  Many people have closed their blogs or haven't posted in a long time.  Have blogs been replaced by Instagram and Facebook.  Have we become an instant society??   I have also noticed that there aren't as many comments any more.  Please shed some light on these questions.  Is there a good side to all of this.(just remembering my words of the year here)


Remember to see the good and keep on blogging. 

7 comments:

Andrew said...

I've noticed amongst my friends (starting in 2004-Present) consistently start blogs with great fervor and then see it die down. A few years later they resolve to begin writing again and there are consistent entries for a time until they relapse to other activities. I think there is just a lull in the blogging amongst those you follow.
I understand that it is a hard thing to sustain, even though there are those I wish would post more often.

As far as commenting, this is the first blog I've commented on in ages...that may actually be dying out and have transferred to facebook.

vickit43 said...

I have noticed that to. I enjoy blogs and would hate to see them go. I facebook to but I feel like I can be more open an personal in my blog.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I have wondered that too. We seem to be an instant society, not taking the time to comment etc. I do Facebook also ...Guess with the net, it is always changing??

Grandma Honey said...

I think it was a fad for awhile…so many people jumped in on the blogging world. Then a large percentage quit. But there are still plenty of us out there.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I still enjoy blogging. I have several friends who just seem to put things up on Facebook now. I am writing this for some history for my grandchildren (if that ever happens) so I will continue going......

Sue said...

The fad part of it has really ended. The only ones still blogging now are the serious writers and journalers.

I don't blog as much since my husband retired because my days are filled with him. But I am never going to quit entirely, and I hope you don't, either.

As for comments, I probably get a third less than I used to, and I get less traffic, too. There just isn't as wide an interest these days. I think FB probably has a lot to do with it, although it isn't a good enough replacement for me….

=)

LA Adams said...

I'm in a different place and different time in my life than when I used to blog and read blogs every week, but I enjoy jumping on occasionally and catching up on friends lives now. I got intimidated when I realized how open blogging really is and had a few really weird people watching my life. No more diary or heart outpouring after that.