Sunday, March 19, 2017

Blogger Reflection - Where Have All The Bloggers Gone?

I've been writing Dicky Bird's Nest since December 6, 2010.  It's almost painful to go back and look at my first year of posts.   However, reading them, I had some insightful ideas and advice.  Therefore, I plan to revisit, revise and repost.    

A blog is as unique as it's writer.  Some use it as a tool for families to keep in touch, a venue for a political voice, a catalog of recipe keeping and a virtual diary of all your activities.  The "blogosphere" is full of anything you would want to look up or know how to do. 

I do write this blog for me - a piece of my heart and life that I choose to share with my followers and others who "happen upon" my page. 



Over the years, I have met some wonderful people in "blogland."  Many are still writing, others on hiatus and some just vanished.  It's the later that I've noticed lately.  Some of my favorites no longer show up in my daily reading lists.  I just wonder, where have all the bloggers gone?

I do understand, blog "burn out" is real.  The pressure to come up with creative, unique posts, competing with last month/year's page views, finding new hops or linky parties to join, not to mention the reading and leaving comments on other's blogs - it can become like a "job."  

I've been reading many posts on blogging lately.  What I found is that by chance I happen to do some of the same things these bloggers do.  When I started, I had no instruction on how to do this, I just do what I do the way I do it.  I enjoy sharing and writing and so I continue.  

If you are a blogger, what tips would you be willing to share with us.  What do you enjoy about your blog?  What blogs are your favorites?  Share with us.....

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.   


8 comments:

hikchik said...

Blogs can be dull..I think some may have went to Pinterest..What I want to look at I can find on Pinterest and not get all the Bla! Bla!that I find on blogs.. On my blog I watch my numbers..stats & stats of people who follow by email..This tells me all I need to know..To tell the truth I follow only two blogs..Yours & Chippy Shabby..That's it..Good post made me think..hikchik

Buttons Thoughts said...

It does look like a lot of bloggers have disappeared and it is sad. I am still here writing for myself and anyone else that wants to listen but I am not as rigid as I used to be. Blog burnout is a real thing. I do love and miss all the friends I have met here. Keep writing Dicky Bird I do still read I just never have time to comment which makes me a bad blogger I know. There is no excuse other than my real LIFE that needs to be tended too. I do hope my blogger friends understand. Hug B

Prims By The Water said...

I have lost many bloggers sine I started too. Not sure why. I love visiting everyone, so I do not plan on stopping soon. Janice

Sandra Morris said...

I think more than half of the blogs I have followed, no longer write.
I think more people are sharing on Facebook Instagram etc. I think blogging is just not as popular as it was a couple of years ago.
I try to write once a week, but that does not always happen. Farm life gets busy...and gets in the way at time :)

Cranberry Morning said...

What I love about blogging is some of the great people I've met on here. Because of my hip replacement and then a hip revision replacement, I missed a lot of blogging and am just now trying to catch up. Recovery from those surgeries doesn't mesh with sitting. I love blogging as a place to share my photos and life in general and silliness with my friends. :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

I am still here even if I am not always here if you know what I mean! Oh and to answer your question, no, no wild bears in the UK, but I have some teddy bears!

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Jacky! Good post for thought. You know my blog and what I write about. Things haven't really changed a whole lot over the years I've been writing. I feel like I share the same things every year. That's why I post only once a month. You read about it last year; and it's happening again this year. Just may be a different month. I post for myself and my nieces so they can see pics of their kids and what they do when they're at our house. It's fun to look at old posts and see how they've grown. I don't plan on quitting. I actually enjoy blogging. Just not on a daily/weekly basis. But it is sad to see blogs fall by the wayside that were so popular a few years ago! I miss them! Have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!

krishna said...

Hi Jacky.. your are right.. I agree with you...

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