Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blogging seems to be a dying art.


It started when Laura tweeted: 'Does anyone actually still blog nowadays?'
Danica replied: 'Blogging seems to be a dying art.'

I don't blog as much as I used to. I still follow many blogs but I don't comment as much as I used to. I don't tweet as much as I used to. And Instagram? Only one snapshot this month.

And then on the same day, Tatiana published this post'This past summer I read about the fact that researchers have discovered that one surprising trait of happy and content people is not to which degree they offer empathy or solace to someone dealing with something difficult but the degree to which they genuinely celebrate the goodness in the lives of others.'

There's the chronic lack of time and then the chronic lack of inspiration. But are we becoming lazy? Can't we have conversations that are longer than 140 characters? Are we becoming selfish, less likely to take the time to leave a genuine comment? Or are we just getting older and changing some of our priorities? 

I don't know. What do you think? 




3 comments:

  1. Really valid points. Most of the blogs I love most post sporadically and I kind of like it that way. I feel quite lacking in blog fodder these days and also lacking in the time to read blogs, let alone comment on them, but I still really enjoy reading them an writing them, when I get the chance. I think for me it's obviously been a change in priorities (trying to read blog posts on my phone with one hand while feeding baby nestles in the other arm), but I also think that the nature of the internet these days means that we seem to consume online media in a kind of frenzy, barely taking the time to think about what we're digesting. It is a shame and I really wish I had the time to leave a genuine comment on each blog post that I connected with. I do hope that blogs aren't a dying art.

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  2. haha thanks for posting this adeline :) i agree with bianca, i think it's as well as the nature of the internet and how people access internet more from their phone or tablet, so they would use apps that are easier, mobile and more instant. priorities changed too as people grow or get older i guess, but i wonder if blogging is still popular among the younger people? i would still keep my blog as my personal space, but i just post when i feel like it because i don't like being pressured or forced to do something for the sake of putting something up because it's just not fun! would be interesting to see how this blogging trend is heading.

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  3. I was thinking this too! I am posting less now, partly down to lack of inspiration but also because I've had my blog over 5 years now so it's hard to always come up with new posts for it! I do still enjoy reading other people's blogs though (usually with a cup of tea and porridge before work!) x

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