I miss blogging

Around fifteen years ago, give or take a few years I was unbelievably proud to claw my way into the Top 100 Australian Blogs (I think I might have gotten to 75th or so).

It was an amazing period to be involved in blogging.

A grassroots, exciting time where people from all walks of life were blogging about all kinds of different topics.

During these early days, I met friends who I still talk to regularly and some I don’t but will occasionally think of and wonder what they’re up to and sadly a few no longer with us.

In the “old days,” it was an extremely supportive environment, even I ran a collaborative blog (the coalition of awesomeness) and a site about pop culture heroines that invited bloggers to submit articles.

I used to write a blog about home gardening of all topics LOL.

Before social media, I’d regularly write long-form musings on all sorts of things. One of my first pop-culture blog posts was about who could play a younger Sarah Conner, years later at least two women have played the part (neither of which I predicted – one of them I wouldn’t have even had heard of!).

Blogging moved along and everyone’s personal blogs slowly dwindled as the ease of social media took over. The reward of likes against 140 character posts versus slaving over daily mini-essays that will be read by few and commented on by even fewer.

Blogs became wrapped up into bigger blogging networks who became the faceless powerhouses. But lately, I’ve seen the trend changing, maybe not so much the community which has definitely shifted to social media but there are people blogging again (or continued to do so and I’ve noticed again).

And this has made me nostalgic for when I used to spend more time writing.

I don’t expect to get a huge amount of external acknowledgement, I genuinely think to be successful when doing this is doing it for yourself.

Of course, it’s not like I haven’t tried something like this before this, the blog itself has been restarted several times and I think over the last three years I’ve written all of ten posts. So no promises, we’ll just see how it all goes.

2 thoughts on “I miss blogging

  1. Gary says:

    I totally feel you on this topic. I’ve created my website, that blog back in 2016 that was a long time dream of mine. To have a have a website where I can start writing my thoughts down about Star Trek and things I love or interest me. Soon after I gathered my courage and put my face out to YouTube and started making videos. As I started enjoying it more and more, writing became less relevant… and that is something that I’m not proud of. As a content creator it’s essential that be true to myself and do it because I love it, I feel the need to have my word out.

    In recent months I became less and less involved with my blog and I feel that is something I should not neglect, but get back to it – specially that I have more time now not making YT videos on my hiatus – as I do miss it too. It might not get the attention of a lot of people as i’m sure there’s more talented folks out there with way better writing skills, but hey, it’s a hobby at the end and we are only do it for our own entertainment. 🙂 _\\//

    • admin says:

      Well Gary you’ve made my night anyway, approving a comment on a blog post feels very nostalgic for me LOL.

      I saw your video about taking your extended break on YouTube and completely feel you on the reasons why you’ve put it all on hold especially the not feeling the spark in every video. I’ve had that in audio podcasting despite doing quite well there are more days being a chore than a fun thing. Plus all that private life stuff going on I can relate to as well and I think what I like about the writing side of things is that it does feel like that is easier to take wherever you go.

      I’ve got a massive amount of change coming very soon and I’m pushing to get a lot of drawing done before going on hiatus! Thanks for the comment, I didn’t realise you did a the blog as well so I’ll definitely will add that to my reading list!

      Lee

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