What is it about BLOGGING that attracts you to it?
For me it was traveling the world in the comfort of my own chair!
Being allowed inside other homes and meeting NEW PEOPLE!
I found it all VERY EXCITING!
They would share recipes, fashion tips,places to visit!
In a matter of months you felt that YOU were their FRIEND and were inside their HOME.
Enjoying each others thoughts,and ideas.
HOW LONG has BLOGGING Been around?
“It’s generally recognized that the first blog was Links.net, created by Justin Hall, while he was a Swarthmore College student in 1994. Of course, at that time they weren’t called blogs, and he just referred to it as his personal homepage.”
“The early 2000s were a period of growth for blogs. In 1999, according to a list compiled by Jesse James Garrett, there were 23 blogs on the internet. By the middle of 2006, there were 50 million blogs according to Technorati‘s State of the Blogosphere report. To say that blogs experienced exponential growth is a bit of an understatement.”
SO, there you have it!
TWENTY THREE YEARS.
But really did not take off until TEN YEARS AGO!
WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES US READ A BLOG?
For me it is ALL of the ABOVE.
I get to step into YOUR world for a few minutes and see what YOU are UP TOO.I can share a LAUGH or a Cup of TEA with YOU.I can see what roses you are growing that I may NEED!But mostly a friendship builds especially if you are a regular COMMENTER.Because you get to KNOW THAT PERSON through her/his written words…………….and other COMMENTERS AS WELL.
I look at it as a diary of your LIFE.
THIS BLOG IS A DIARY of MY LIFE.
Think about that for a moment.You have NEVER met face to face but yet you feel YOU know what makes this person TICK!I would compare it to the LOST ART of a PEN PAL.But yet we have photos to help make that person become REAL.
BLOGGING has CHANGED in the last year………….
Infact, a few of you that went to BLOGGING CONFERENCES said that BLOGS were on their way out!That VIDEO’s were going to be the next IT THING!
I think I heard this two years ago and thought to myself well, if that is the case I’m out of here……..I can barely upload my photos!I still do not know how to add a video to the BLOG!Not that I have anything to share in movie form EXCEPT that ADORABLE Tea CUP pig that lives with ME NOW!!I do have a few short video’s of HIM learning to SIT and eating treats off his SNOUT!OH, and the BEST is the STAIR MASTER……….Yes, BANKSY had to climb 100 steps to get inside!THIS YOU CAN SEE ON MY INSTAGRAM STAGE; oh excuse me I meant PAGE!
WHAT HAS CHANGED IN BLOGGING?
THEY ARE MAKING MONEY NOW!
IN the beginning they were for your own personal space.
Now, it seems EVERYONE is linked up to an ADVERTISEMENT.
They are ALL over the page or JUMPING in from the side bar when you are trying to READ or LOOK at a PRETTY PICTURE!
I have RESISTED!
MY reasons………NOT TECHY ENOUGH to DEAL WITH IT.
NOT enough VOLUME most of these blogs carry.
I am NOT after THE NUMBERS………..
I like to know my READERS!
YOUR comments make me smile and laugh and bring OUT MORE STORIES from the depths of my SOUL.
DO you come back to check YOUR comment?
YOU should because in a day or two I try to ANSWER them.
Then there is the SELFIE PHENOMENON.
Do you remember how we all said,”OH MY GOD I am not going to do THAT!”How silly!
That FEELING did not take LONG to dissolve did it?
I have been thinking about WHAT THE SELFIE has DONE for PEOPLE.
It has given them a CREATIVE OUTLET.
Especially OLDER WOMEN!
POWER OF SELF EXPRESSION……….LOOK AT ME I’m GREAT………….I think I’m BEAUTIFUL TODAY so I will SHOW YOU HOW I LOOK.But truly it is a FORM of SELF VALIDATION that YOU can BE YOU and get immediate FEEDBACK from people YOU do not even know.
It is an IMAGE ENHANCER. IT BOOSTS your SPIRIT.Makes you feel GOOD.Makes you be CREATIVE.I am always trying to get THE BEST BACKDROP and be ARTSY for ARTSY SAKE.Bottom line it is just plain old-fashion FUN!Fun does not come often to LADIES over 50……….and there is a TROOP of them over on INSTAGRAM who DELIVER and CAPTURE some of their FINEST ARTISTIC WEAR.
I may be GUILTY some DAYS but DO try and break it up with A PIG<GARDEN>CAT & A DOG.
AGAIN this is done by ME ALL in GOOD HUMOR…………..
BACK TO BLOGS.
HOW MANY BLOGS DO YOU READ IN A WEEK?
HOW MANY BLOGS MAKE YOU SPEND MONEY?
WHICH BLOGS MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOAD?
Which BLOGS teach YOU NEW RECIPES?
DO YOU FOLLOW A BLOG just for the PHOTO CONTENT……………..?
AND LET US SHARE IN THE COMMENT SECTION ALL BLOGS THAT MAKE UP YOUR WORLD!
I have to say READING BLOGS is SO much MORE FUN than reading a NEWSPAPER these days.
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