Does anyone else feel like blogs are dead?
I really like the idea of having:
1. a space to record what my family does
2. a place to keep little thoughts that I have or things that inspire me
3. a way to show my loved ones who actually care what we are up to
4. a page to write on and maybe even get some feedback on my writing
5. a record for my kids to look back on since I don't keep a journal
The other day Ambrose was saying a million funny things and I thought, "Awww remember when I used to keep track of these little gems? I don't want to forget what he just said!"
And also I just like blogs. I like having one and I like reading certain ones that have good writing, but not too much writing since I just check them here and there. I love blogs with amazing pictures. I love blogs that give me ideas and make me want to be better or go out and do something creative or active. I love blogs of dear friends and family-- especially the people I only see every once in a great while.
You wouldn't know it from the rapid rate I posted today, but I actually hate Facebook. It's a time sucker. I like it enough, but do not like reading the "newsfeed." 9 times out of 10 it's total crap. My posts included of course.
Instagram is completely awesome, but I often want to know more or share more. A blog is a good space for that.
But let's face it, we all post more to those places because people check those all day long and we want people to see what we are up to. It's just the way it goes. Who doesn't like people liking their kids, activities, dinners, and things that they've recently bought? It's instant gratification and it's often beautiful. I love it anyway.
So now 5 out of the 500 blogs I used to read still post. In a way it's kind of nice and more efficient because you stay caught up in a shorter forum and in another way it's a little sad.
I think I will still blog. I like it. As I mentioned.
I'll blog for me and my kids and my family and friends who are far away and you can read too if you want.