Have you noticed that almost every business has a blog these days? When I come across a website that has one, I like to click on the link to see what they have to say. Unfortunately, I am often greeted with stale, outdated posts. News flash! A blog shouldn’t simply be a static page on a website. It should be current and fresh, not stale and outdated.
Have blogs run their course? Well, it has been quieter on the blogging-front for me lately. Maybe I should chalk it up to this being a very busy time of year. But maybe blog readers have moved on. Instagram (my new love) and Tumblr both provide a quick visual fix, so perhaps people just don’t need or want to read blogs as much.
Why do I still blog? For me, it's a form of creative self expression that lets me dabble in my love of photography and share a personal view of my world. And I love how it allows for the presentation of a story or an idea in great detail. So I ask myself: Should I continue? Or is it time to call it a day? Over the years, I have truly enjoyed sharing what I am passionate about with you — my home, family, creative pursuits, vintage finds, and more. However, I feel that I am now at a crossroads.
There have been quiet times while blogging when I think to myself, "Is anybody out there?" But then I'll receive a heartfelt comment or an enthusiastic email and I'm reassured that I must be doing something right. The stats reassure me, as well. The T-Cozy has had almost 800,000 lifetime views, has been left 6,948 lovely comments, and has an average of 265 page views per day. With just over 8 years of blogging under my belt, I have written 1,207 posts. That is a boatload of words, photographs and time!
Currently, with house renovations, a consulting project, and a need to focus on my Etsy shop, health and family, I have had to post less frequently, usually 1-2 times a week. Even so, blogging still feels right and I plan to keep on posting — for now.
I do hope you'll keep on reading….