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Friday, May 9, 2014

To blog or not to blog...


So. I've had a bit of a blog spruce up in an effort to get back into this whole blog thing. They that the effective life of a blog is five years and I must say I've hit that wall pretty hard. A lot has changed since 2009. These days I rarely seem to open my laptop and use my iPhone and iPad o interact with like-minded souls all over the world in real-time using Instagram and Twitter. Blogger seems so old fashioned now with its HTML, uploading and linking (don't get me started on how difficult it is to even comment on a blog!) but I can't quite bring myself to abandon ship. Many of the bloggers I used to follow have jumped ship ahead of me although I have re-connected with some of them on new platforms so I'm still in two minds.

Having said that Instagram and Twitter have introduced me to some interesting new blogs like Mandarine's where Melody walks me through the forest of Latvia and shares her gorgeous knitting projects; Miriams Kafferaps where I get an insight into the vintage scene in Stockholm; and Gracia and Louise where I see what a truly authentic creative life looks like so maybe there's life in the old girl (and this one too!) yet. We shall see...

Thoughts?

4 comments:

  1. Argh, so difficult, isn't it? The rule I am trying to stick to these days is, if you are still enjoying it, keep doing it. But I'm so conscious of time slipping away while I'm online and thus don't spend as much time as I used to perusing blogs, which is why it was lovely to find you on Instagram. I probably waste HOURS of my day on IG, it's a terrible drug. But SO fun! Good luck...

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    1. Thanks so much for leaving a comment Lucy. I know what you mean about time slipping away but as long as we're having fun I guess it's not 'wasted'! I still love reading your blog and really enjoyed following your trip to France. Those apricot and ginger balls are on my list too!

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  2. I've been hanging on and 'slow blogging' my way back round to where I started. Blogging has changed, but the reasons I started blogging haven't changed so I feel like I've waded my way through all the click bait and SEO and 'do this' and 'do that' and just come back to doing what I want to do how I want to do it.

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    1. I think you're on to something there Katie. No more wading just slow blogging from now on. I always enjoy your take on life and the way you personalise your blog with hand drawn icons. More power to you and see you on Instagram!

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