Friday, September 12, 2014

Come Back

I miss blogging. 
I miss bloggers.
 Why did we all stop blogging? 

Of the long list in my Spots of Sunshine lineup, there are now only about four blogs that post on a semi-regular basis. 

I know that we haven't run out of things to talk about or thoughts to share.  Yet, there is no one here.

Blogging has been replaced with the short, spastic world of tweets.  Pinterest has given us Attention Deficit Disorder.  Facebook has put up the false front of being "social", while the people using it forget what being social is all about. 

I miss the connection that blogging brought.  The sense of community and conversation.  I admit that I often felt like the conversation was quite one sided.  But my blog friends always showed up when it counted.  They were always there to offer a word of encouragement.  To make me laugh.  To brighten my day.  Or to offer insight.  

I loved the circle of bloggers that I once counted as my friends.  I wonder about what has happened in their lives.  What are they doing?  Where are they?  And why aren't they here? 

Many times over the past year I have signed in to my blog account and looked around at an empty room, like a party that no one showed up for.  The thoughts in my head that were bound for a post got dropped like a joke that you forgot the punchline to. 

I quit blogging, too.

But I miss it.  It felt real.  Maybe it can again.  Maybe there is hope in the old-school.  Maybe someone else out there is getting tired of the impersonal blurbs and constant flux of new things to keep up with on the internet.  Maybe we could blog again. 

Come back?


Julia (Color Me Green) said...

i don't know what happened. i'm still reading the internet a lot, but having a really hard time motivating to write blog posts. sigh.

Kristin W said...

I think life got in the way. The blog "network" got a little over saturated for me, and while I kept wanting to come back, it's hard to find the time. I want to create something beautiful. Beautiful memories, a pretty story…for myself. But I couldn't find time to edit pictures and bring it all together. In between life, I still want to come back to it.

Miz.November said...

I know the feeling, ladies. Life drained me dry the past few years and I just kept coming up empty for inspiration and motivation. But I remember the blog world being such a strong motivation in and of itself. I miss that.

annelise said...

I found this too. I miss a lot of bloggers who just stopped posting. I think the whole thing was taken over by bloggers who just wanted to make it big, whatever that means, but there were suddenly sponsored posts and people sponsoring blogs themselves (I mean, WTF even is that? Sponsoring someone to write a blog post? Who the hell did they think they were?). It was all a bit disheartening. But I think, slowly but surely, people are starting to come back. Fingers crossed, anyway.

Michelle said...

Hi blog friend. I know what you mean. I miss it too. I used to love seeing the same old friends in my mailbox. I think Insagram is great for a faster blog like feeling. Some people just post whatever, but I try to write more, like what I am feeling, and I have met friends on instagram too. Just a thought :)