I WISH that I has seen my 300th post and celebrated that, but my life’s been crazy for a while now so I paid no attention to the fact that I had reached such a milestone. I started this blog back in 2012 and it was just a place to share art, and creative things I like. I was fresh out of art school and wanted to stay current on different things that were happening in the art community. Well it’s five years later and I can officially say that I have failed at that.
Furthermore I’m left to ask myself questions. Questions like, “Why do you still do this?” “If you blog inconsistently, will people get pissed off and stop following?” And, “Do people even read blogs anymore?”
I mean blogs in the traditional sense. I have to admit, I think photo blogging is the big THING now. With apps like instagram and snapchat, people probably feel it a little more savvy and convenient to just follow along with the story of pictures on their phone, than to actually HAVE TO READ a long post about a specific topic. And yes I am guilty of it too (I just had to look up how to spell convenient). Instead of having to follow different blogs and read through paragraphs of info, a person can scroll through their phone with just a simple swipe of the finger. And it’s just EASIER! And if your life has been crazy (like mine has), looking at pictures is a good way to feel connected to the world.
SO! Where as in 2013-2015 blogging was all I heard about…..I never hear about it anymore. I have to say.
I Love It.
Is that bad? Even worse…is that hipsterish of me. I’m ashamed. I’ve been blogging for a while, and honestly, a couple of years ago, when EVERYONE I would meet was telling me, No. PUSHING me to read their blogs. I did loose interest a little bit. I mean I would post randomly, but nothing consistent. What made it worse, is that when I would read people’s blogs, most of them had guess what…mostly pictures, and very little, to no information. The info that was there, was usually general information that was being passed around in beauty circles at the time. It seemed like more people were interested in having a blog, than in having something to blog about. But more recently, I really never hear about blogging anymore. I mean…at all. And because more people seem to be abandoning the idea of traditional blogging, I feel inspired to blog again 🙂
I never intended to write more than 300 posts or to have almost 300 followers. I just wanted an outlet to share the things I love. That’s what blogging started out as. And I feel that is blogging at its best. People, writing honestly about things they are passionate about.
Going forward, I’ll keep posting about art, my life, interests and other topics that mean a lot to me. And there’s a calm feeling knowing that if others come and go, there will always be those of us who really do love writing and reading.