There must have been something in the air today, because I had four different conversations with a fairly wide variety of people about personal blogging, and how things seem to be shifting. I’ve mentioned it before, but I try to keep a pretty close eye on what’s going on in the online world for both personal and professional reasons. I set the online strategy for my day job, I advocate for blogger campaigns to the higher ups when they feel like a good fit…and, oh yeah, I’m a blogger. So I spend a fair amount of time thinking/watching/analyzing. And so I find it interesting when these conversations happen, because they end up impacting me in a lot of different ways that go beyond me as a blogger.
Anyway, a couple of themes kept coming up, and it made me think I’d like to find out what other people are thinking and feeling. So let me present to you some statements from a variety of my conversations, and I’d love to hear what you think about any/all of them:
I’m bored with my blog.
I don’t really read blogs anymore, besides a small handful.
I don’t care about finding new blogs/it’s too hard to find new blogs.
I feel like blogging is pointless–there are so many blogs, it’s impossible to stand out.
I think the only people who are blogging now are trying to make it a business, which doesn’t leave much air for the rest of us.
The same people get the same opportunities over and over. I’m over it/them.
The community has moved to Twitter/Facebook.
Some of my favorite bloggers have stopped blogging. I miss them.
I still love blogging.
I know, I know, those are some fairly large questions. But I’d love to hear what you have to say, if you HAVE anything to say.No tags for this post.