I keep wondering, though, if blogging is on the way out. This NY Times article says that it is - but, this article is 2 years old now - ha! It mainly expresses what I often find myself doing, which is sharing everything via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc., in more of a micro-blogging format. After I post something, I intend to come back and blog about it later, but lately I just don't get around to it. Busy, busy days. Then, I also second guess myself thinking, "Why blog about that when you just Instagrammed the same things?"
I like the blogging format for my online "scrapbook" of sorts. It is a much friendlier layout, and can be easily archived, printed, and shared.
Aside from the scrabooking, I like the "blog friends" I have made and I enjoy keeping up with them, although I am terrible at making time for it. I have greatly decreased the number of blogs that I read and follow. I simply just do not have time.
I also like writing from time to time and it is a great way for me to sort things out. I love the comments and messages people send me to say that something inspired them or helped them in some way.
What will I do to "scrapbook" if I don't blog?
Will facebook, twitter, instagram, etc., be around forever? Even if blogger shuts down, I can download and save the blog, or print it through Print2Blog if necessary.
I really hate facebook. I don't know why I stay connected to it. It is exhausting. It really cannot be used for my scrapbooking purposes anyway.
I like Twitter when I am looking to see things that are trending worldwide and I love Instagram. My Twitter and Instagram accounts are linked to my facebook account, and they sync to and update my facebook status, but I don't hang out in there much. I usually go there with a purpose to check up on certain things and that is it.
Oh well. Summer is a coming, and you know one thing we do right at Casa de Mann is SUMMER. I have more time to breathe in the summer, and more time to blog.
Maybe I'll just blog in the summers, and on holidays....we'll see!
Special note to my blogging friends: (if you are still reading...) Are you finding blogging to be on the decline with your blog and/or the blogs you follow? What are your thoughts? Also, what are you using as an RSS reader - I am freaking out about Google Reader shutting down this summer!!