Does Anyone Blog Anymore?

24 thoughts on “Does Anyone Blog Anymore?”

  1. What a great, thought provoking post! Although I’ve just been blogging for a month, I’m loving it so far. How supportive and kind people can be, and like you say a community. I’m eager to do a range of posts, talking about products I’m loving, but also things going on in my life and sharing things that may help others out there. I think it’s important for readers to be able to relate to what they’re reading, and bloggers need to give a bit about themselves away for this to happen.

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    1. Welcome to the blog-world! I’m thrilled you’re here and I’m even happier that you stopped by my little space. I am looking forward to getting to know more about you and watching you grow. This is exciting. It’s very nice to meet you, and I agree, it is important for readers to relate to you. You’ve already got it and you’ve just started. 😉 Happy Blogging!

      xo,
      Lori

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      1. Ahhh thank you! I’m so excited to learn from others and trying to improve myself all the time. I feel like I’ve really found my passion 🙂 It’s lovely to meet you too and thank you for taking the time to reply. Looking forward to reading more of your blog posts. X

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  2. I totally agree, the blogging community has very much lots it’s personal touches. It’s all about numbers and never about authenticity. I miss it too and I reverse to give in.

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  3. I can relate. I feel so vulnerable when I do a personal post. It is difficult to balance the personal with trying to make a business work. It can be tough to focus on the personal touches when so many around us are focused on the numbers. We want to succeed, but it can be difficult to compete.

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    1. I think maybe we have to look at it from a different angle. How about this thought… Even businesses add personal touches. Sometimes it’s good to step back and look at the bigger picture and even ask why you started doing it. Why did you start blogging? For the numbers or for yourself? An even better question would be “Who are you competing with?”

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      1. Yes, I agree and make a point to step back often. I don’t focus on numbers and rarely check stats. Maybe I wrote my above comment too quickly. I definitely don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone but myself. I’m okay with where I am right now. I’m a beginner and guess I get a little nervous about getting to the point where I qualify for certain things to help my blog be more successful, but not to the point that I stress about it.

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  4. You are right. Blogging should first be a community. Lately, I feel like I’m reading all these blog posts and everything is sponsored. I’d like to read on a topic where it’s personal, relatable.

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  5. I’m a latecomer to blogging. I only began blogging five years ago, and it was just for my niche hobby. But, I do remember reading them back in the day. Blogs back then were like public diaries. Now they are like web sites with personality. Everything changes, and will keep changing. I wonder what blogs will be like in 5 years, or 10 years. Thank you for this thought-provoking posts. Also, I loved your short-line format. It was so easy to read!

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  6. I started blogging when I was 11/12 and it was completely different. Can’t say I hate the change, but I do often miss how it used to be!

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  7. What an insightful post! I remember how much more personal my first posts were when I started blogging 7 years ago. Back then I wrote whatever I pleased because I knew very few were probably reading, it was just a creative outlet. Surprisingly, I would get a comment or two every now and then. Now I’ve adapted a bit to the blogging community and while I still keep my personal voice and be open with my readers, I do realize things are different now..

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  8. You wrote a great introspective post. I write about the housing situation in the Detroit area which is quite educational. If you could read my blog and tell me what you think that would be greatly appreciated.

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