So these days I’m sharing some deep thoughts (Deep Thoughts by Thrifty Decor Chick…please inform me I’m not the only one particular old enough to know that one.)
Thoughts about blogging. Blogs are a virtual magazine to me…and you know my unhealthy obsession with magazines. And catalogs. It’s a difficulty. But when I locate a wonderful weblog I really appear forward to sitting down at the end of the day and pouring by means of it.
Blogs are the bomb…free inspiration and tips and tutorials. When I uncover a gorgeous weblog with a home I love I’m in heaven!
I’ve noticed a trend lately although and it is provided me pause. SO many bloggers are calling it quits. And when they do they just…stop. I’m not saying any individual ought to feel obligated to explain their lives or why they make private choices, but I comprehend now that readers grow to be invested and concerned.
I’ve also noticed a TON of bloggers move to posting at Instagram rather of on updating on the internet. I truly adore IG now – I thought I would hate it. One more one of these, “this is what I’m performing all day” issues just like Facebook. (That was the whole cause I avoided FB for years as well.) But I genuinely enjoy sharing on Instagram and searching about as effectively. I have discovered SO several incredibly talented people there and I get all excited, go to their internet site uncover that they’ve stopped blogging. It constantly kills me due to the fact I’m a residence freak and I’m dying to see much more. )
I’ve noticed a lot of say that they are only performing IG and not blogging any a lot more for the sake of time. I get it. Us old fogies who started six, seven, eight years ago have seen the massive influx of new bloggers, particularly in the DIY/house decor niche. I personally adore it – duh, I adore homes and blogs and blogs that talk about houses. But I can understand that getting 1 of these newer bloggers is challenging.
And I consider blogging comes off easier than it really is. Let me be clear right here – I do not believe blogging is hard. There are times, yes, when it is. Those instances are rare for me simply because I say no a lot and I just enjoy getting the freedom to blog about what I want. But there are times when I have deadlines and I’m only one person and the kiddo has practice and homework and a cat puked on the project and the dog desires to go out 15 times and husband is out of town and I really feel like I’m by no means going to get this carried out and at these times, yes it feels tough and is stressful. Even in those times though, I nevertheless say this is the very best anxiety I’ve ever had.
And like I stated, those occasions are rare. I locate this to be a pretty wonderful gig. So fantastic that it’s a dream come correct for me and I wouldn’t want to be performing anything else…so I don’t think blogging is hard. But that’s since say no usually, don’t appear at my stats every single day (or month) and approach this all with some levity – I think it is what you make of it.
Anyway, I comprehend why so several have stopped blogging – you do not understand how time consuming it is till you get into it. I read the other day that numerous blogs are going to no comments, and it honestly produced me a tiny sad. Once more, I completely get it – most readers comment on social media any longer and responding to comments takes time. Given that Facebook is a jerk and they want us to pay to get our updates out, you probably don’t see these at all. Instagram is undoubtedly exactly where it is at now. But in basic comments have dropped and I guess bloggers do not want readers to really feel obligated to do so – but goodness, I consider that’s my favorite part of blogging. I adore hearing your thoughts and I understand a lot from you all.
I guess it’s just got me considering – when a blogger quits right after becoming productive at it, is it because it was too time consuming? Life gets in the way? They hated it? ) Have you noticed this lately with blogs that you stick to? I know of at least ten that I utilised to read that have stopped in the previous year. I’m biased, I’ll admit. I believe this is the best job ever, but I started a loooong time ago. I cannot imagine beginning up in the previous couple of years. It has to be way much more intense than I ever had to deal with.
I’m not going anyplace soon, just so you know. I don’t see myself blogging forever…I imply can you nonetheless be Thrifty Decor Chick at 80 years old? ) But you’re definitely stuck with me for awhile – as extended as I adore it I’ll be here! Have you ever started a weblog and stopped? What was it that made you do so? If you have a DIY/residence decor blog and want to share a link in the comments, feel totally free! I’d enjoy to verify it out!
Have a great weekend my close friends!