Hello and happy Monday!
It was pretty quiet around here last week. It wasn’t my intention – I had plans to write some posts but for some reason, just couldn’t. Call it burnout, call it following my muse, whatever. It just wasn’t happening.
I’m not sure what direction today’s 52 Thoughts will take. I think just a stream of consciousness on the state of blogging. Or lack of state of blogging. See, lately I’ve been reading posts about a blogger’s opinion on blogging today and I wonder: is blogging dead?
I don’t mean blogging about blogging or blogging about recipes or Pinterest related content. I mean just pure from the heart, shooting the s*** about life blogging. I guess lifestyle blogging? Though lifestyle blogging seems to be more “how to live” then just living these days. (I always struggle with guest posts for these reasons – I feel like people are looking for “how to” posts but I’m hardly an expert on anything except for maybe cats and wine.)
I started a blog because I like talking about my life and hope to share it with people. I think most bloggers, myself included, there’s nothing outright fascinating about us. We’re ordinary people sharing our lives. Why people follow me, I have no clue. Must be the cats.
I don’t think blogging is dead but I’m leaning towards the idea that a certain kind of blogging is dead. The general here’s my life, here’s my story type of blogging. I don’t know. With the raise of YouTube and Snapchat and Instagram and Twitter, we seem to want our stories to be more and more compact. There’s always been a sense of voyeurism with blogging – you get a peek into someone else’s life. But now we can consume more in smaller doses. People can read this long blog entry or they can keep up with my life on Instagram since I’m doing the #366days challenge (plug: follow me here.)
I’m not sure what my point is (aren’t you glad you read all my rambling for me to come to that conclusion?) I know I’ll keep talking about my life, the cats, books, etc. But I rarely do Pinterest worthy stuff to begin with and I don’t see that happening now.
So if you’re just looking for a view into an ordinary life staring an ordinary person, you’ve come to the right place.
(Boy, do I really know how to sell myself or what?)