Lately, it seems that something is changing in the blog world. I don’t know if it’s the crazy winter people have been dealing with or what the issue may be. All I know is things are not the same. So many of my blog peeps have decided to scale back, take a break or just quit altogether with this blogging life. I can’t say that I don’t understand. I do. For many it started as a hobby. It was something fun to do. Then things changed.
Blogging can start off fun and then turn into a job. Keeping up with analytics, emails from brands, keeping up with commenting on other blogs. Add social media to the mix and it’s enough to keep you busy at all times and real close to going crazy.
There are conferences, twitter parties, brand campaigns, Facebook groups and a million other things that can have your blog totally overwhelming your life. I have definitely scaled back in this space. It wasn’t even on purpose. Since being home with the kids, I really don’t have the time or energy that I used to. I may get a minute during nap time or once the kids are in bed for the night. Of course, once they are in the bed, I’m exhausted and want to go to sleep too. Pushing myself to do anything other than that can be tough.
I keep going because I really like having this space to share my thoughts and my life. I love being able to read what you think about various topics. I love having a community of people that I can relate to. Though we may not share all of the same views, we do share some common ground. That’s pretty cool because many of us have never even met IRL.
I also keep going because I want this blog to serve as a platform for other things I want to do. I want to keep writing, because as a writer, that’s what I’m used to.
With the changes going on in the blog world with people not so much feeling it anymore, I want to know, why do you blog?