Food For Thought on Blogging

I had a post already scheduled, but I think instead I’ll point you to two other blogs on blogging.

Lynn Viehl, long time blogger and mentor to many authors and readers is closing her blog after many years in the trenches. She was one of the first and most reliable authorities on publishing and writing.

Author, and book reviewer, Tia Nevitt is going to try again despite the ever-changing algorithms imposed on us by various social mediums. I’ve bought many a book because of Tia’s reviews.

Both have written thoughtful posts about the evolution of social media and the changing face of community.

Please be good enough to visit both by saying goodbye to Lynn and a welcome for Tia. I wish them both the very best of luck.

I’m not much at most social media, but I’ve always liked blogs. I get to know more about the people behind the blogs than any other form of social media.

What are your feelings about blogs? Is it different now since you started reading them? Has the sense of community changed for you?

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18 Comments

  1. I do like blogs and I enjoy reading what others are doing. I do find that the blogs have changed over the years. They have become more polished and more one subject or area with a tighter focus then at the beginning.

    I am glad that many folks keep on blogging, hope they continue to do so 🙂

  2. I still enjoy reading blogs – like this one! 🙂 – and writing my own. I cut back a little for the summer, and I’m not sure if I’ll keep the new schedule or go back to weekly posts, but I plan on continuing. My Amazon Author Page, my blog and Goodreads – are where you can find me online. 🙂

    Blogging has definitely changed, but the community is still alive and kicking! 🙂

  3. Well I love to write so really enjoy my blog and the avenue of focusing my efforts on those with similar interests. The world is constantly changing and I guess as people we can decide how we want those changes to impact our lives.

    For me I’d much rather read a blog than look at mindless posts on social media. I want value added to my life and why I enjoy reading your blog.

    Have a great Wednesday!

    • Carole: I’m with you! I like FB occasionally for cute animal stories, but I’m not big on quizzes, memes, or what people are having for dinner. 🙂 I do catch up with friends on FB that don’t have blogs, so it’s kind of a stop gap if you don’t want to write a weekly post.

  4. I clicked on over to Tia’s blog. Found out she’s a fellow RomVet, so I added her to my blog list.

    As for blogging, a lot of the blogs I used to read religiously are no longer active, which is sad. But I doubt I ever stop. I tend to use my blog as a diary. That way I can remember what I did! Hahahahaha! 😀

    • Stacey: A lot of the old blogs have gone away. Every so often I clean out my blog reader and find that some haven’t posted in months. No goodbye, no nothing. They just gave up.

      I get it. It’s a big commitment.

      re: diary
      LOL! I do that too!

  5. Jenny Schwartz

    Tia’s back! I feel all Carina cozy 🙂 How things have changed in 8 years. Back in 2010, my blog was where I felt most comfortable. Then I shifted to Twitter. And now – I do NOT believe this – I think Facebook absorbs most of my social media time. But blogging remains my most zen social media activity. I like that in blogs people develop their ideas before posting (well most people. I’m sometimes random).

  6. Angela L Brown

    I’ve enjoyed blogging, but I have been off my blogging game for a little while now, not as active as I used to be. I’ve got some things to figure out…

  7. Thanks for the mention, Maria. I had some trepidation about publishing that post. Sometimes, social media can be ugly. Like Carole West said, people tend to put more thoughts into blog posts, whereas social media posts are like dashing off quick notes to the world. Both have their strengths.

  8. I limit myself to reading blogs – no more than five or so – because I literally do not have the time, and I have a dangerous tendency, when writing, to procrastinate and flitter from twitter to blogs. Arrhg! You of course are in my top five, even when I have not the faintest idea of what you’re talking about ref chickens and goats 🙂 Still enjoyable.

    My only reason for sticking with blogs is, I suppose discipline. It forces me to write when I don’t feel like writing and when I haven’t the faintest idea what I’m going to say next. What I find fascinating is how some of my Titles act as a kind of clickbait, judging by the popularity of some posts going back ten or more years. A fascinating but invisible community.

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