I know I don’t post as much as I’d like—despite promising myself so many times that I would—but I’ve noticed an odd thing in recent months: The blog community to which I have been a member for several years, has fallen on quiet times! Maybe it’s just me—it probably is—but the amount of notifications that blogs I’ve chosen to follow, have all but dwindled down to the occasional one…all from the same couple. Of course, I’m happy to hear from them, but I’m curious as to what has become of all of the others.
My first inclination is that they have abandoned their blogs, or they have changed over to another site or format. Whatever, I do miss reading the thoughts and ponderings from them.
And then I think maybe it’s something on my end that has clouded them out—for whatever reason—and I’m just not “hooked up” with them anymore. I know that WordPress has changed from when I started this whole thing and began to get comfortable with writing and posting on its site. As such, I haven’t really kept up with much of the “new” formats and blogging protocols since the many changes came about, and, perhaps, that could have a lot to do with the lack of “traffic” that comes across on my blog site.
Regardless, I find creating posts a wonderful and challenging exercise in stringing together my thoughts when the spirit moves me, even if I do miss so many of those previous readers, followers, and commenters.
If any of you are still out there, give me a shout! Many thanks…
3 thoughts on “Where have all the bloggers gone?”
Hi Mark! I’m still around most of the time. I did leave WP last year. I started a newsletter that combines my blog into one spot on Substack. I love it! It’s so user friendly. I hope you and your family are doing well.
Great to hear from you, Jill! We’re doing great and hope all is well with you and your family also. I know you’re a “busy” writer! Please stay in touch. 😊
Some, like Jill, went to other platforms, but I think a lot of long-time bloggers have gotten a little burned out. That said, I’m still kicking, sort of.