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Blogging Insights — New Format # 27

TODAY’S QUOTE:

” Blogging, I love you no matter how out of fashion you are. “

It is quite obvious that bloggers love their craft. As for the ‘out of fashion’ part :

Some time before the Covid Pandemic, social media was full of statements predicting the demise of blogging as we know it. Many people said that no one had time to read and write a lot of content and blogs in order to survive would have to be mainly videos or images.

During the Covid lockdowns, blogging was something that became more popular and useful. Sharing experiences, knowledge, venting anxiety and remaining connected were things that made blogging as fashionable as ever.

What do you think? I would love to know.

27 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — New Format # 27

  1. I don’t know. Most of my online friends are still on FB and Insta, some doing Twitter and TikTok. Except for a few, the attention spans are too short to read posts and god forbid appreciate poetry or short fiction. It’s annoying but what can you do?

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  2. I think it depends on why you blog. I do it because I can and I enjoy it. Obviously, it’s great if someone else likes and appreciates what you’ve written but if they don’t, c’est la vie!

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  3. Here’s my post: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.wordpress.com/2022/01/24/blogging-insights-new-format-27/

    I know that there are those who live and die by ‘social media’. Maybe it’s because that kind of site (listed very well by Paula) is for people with a short attention span (no judging, they are just too temporary for my tastes.) or those short on time. But I’m a ‘long’ poster, long stories, long responses (like this). For me blogging is the perfect venue.

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  4. I hope it’s here to stay. Bogging can suit everyone and at different times in their lives. But we must enjoy it, not let it rule our lives. You don’t have to blog every day or stick to your schedule, unless of course that suits you. Do not feel guilty if you don’t read every blog every day, probably most of us follow too many.
    In hard times reading entertaining blogs distracts us and writing blogs is something to focus on. The good part is that it is not school nor do you have an editor to please. Write about what interests you, long pieces or brief and if you want to share your favourite photos do so.

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  5. Ditto, what Melanie said. I do not watch any FB or TikTok videos & barely use Instagram. I like to read, I loath social media. I started blogging because of covid and it has quadrupled my interest in other people. Keep in mind the people saying Blogging is dead are the same ones getting paid every time somebody watches a kitten video…..

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    1. You are lucky to have had a career you were passionate about.
      I wanted a writing career to begin with but it couldn’t materialise. I write for my own satisfaction so I have often wondered if I would love it as much if I was compelled to do it for work.

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  6. Blogging ‘ll not die and it isn’t out of fashion either. But people change direction and they evolve and so too do blogging styles and readerships. Blog content is no different to trends and fads. But what it comes down is quite simple – we are not here to write and try and attempt to please everyone. That’s not our role.

    Our role is to write content for those that read what we write, it’s that simple. We write for our readers, our consumers, that’s all that matters.

    “My words don’t need to please everyone – just you, right now.” is what l like to say.

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      1. Hey Tanya, and that is precisely it – write for that one person – that one demograpg represents your particular writing style. That one person is part of a group of one people. That’s how l look at it 🙂

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