First of all, thank you dear blogging friends for so many visits and positive comments to my previous post about our Big Move. I look forward to sharing with you very soon the adventures of an expat writer/editor living in the Guatemala high country.
My husband and I are busy emptying out our home, not an easy task! 5 bedrooms, double garage and full basement-- gah! We've sold a lot, given away treasures to our children, donated to charity, filled our trash barrels every week to overflowing. And we are nearly done!
With a few minutes to scroll down my blog roll, I just can't get over how much shorter it is than a few years ago. People just aren't posting like before, many disappearing altogether from bloggerland....and it makes me sad!
There's just something about blog posts that you don't get from Facebook and Twitter. Athough FB and Twitter are fun and useful for their own purposes, I love blogging and really hope it doesn't disappear as the fading fad that some have predicted.
It came on the scene like a fad, seemed like everyone was starting a blog-- and many have since dropped out--but people who enjoy blogging, and have something to say, will always have an audience.
In fact, social media is a definite way of life now for both individuals and businesses. As all forms of social media enter our experience, we learn to utilize it for our own needs and goals. And this is the beauty of it-- we can try out different methods of online communication, but after learning and experimenting, in the end people will stay with whatever suits them best.
I doubt that blogging as a form of expression will disappear, because one cannot get the same experience of it through other, shorter forms of social media. Blogging is one of a kind. So dear blogging friends, if you're feeling tired of it or burned out, take a break or switch it up, but don't give it up entirely, unless you truly feel it is not for you.
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf