Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What should we do?

Over the last few days I have noticed in my trolling through the blogs that more and more bloggers are questioning their blogging efforts or that they have just quit blogging. You know I have questioned my blogging skills also.

Some said that Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook have taken over their journaling purposes. I am not on Instagram, I am not really in any groups on Facebook so my exposure has been the blogging.

My time is important as your time is important to you. I take time in the mornings to read blogs that you and others have posted. I do spend way to much time on Pinterest. I am not a group person, but maybe this is a better choice to start a group on Facebook. But do I really have the time to do this? Probably not as devoted to doing this as others would.

I guess I have ridden this ride so far and I will jog along with this format for now. Not sure if I chose to stop blogging if I will go on.

Over the last few years I was on a quilting forum and posted regularly and the forum was closed out completely with out any explanation. Became a member of a private forum of quilters and they allowed a member to dominate and she cause a lot of hard feelings. So I chose to leave that forum. I then decided to try blogging.

In my efforts to blog I was getting so much spam and then was hacked so got out of the collective quilters blog. I have blogged on my own for several years. I have never had many members of my blog, but it is a way for me to keep in touch with the outside world of quilting.

I read a lot of blogs and also try and post off and on. So for now I will continue until no more interest is there.

Do you still blog as much as you use to ? Chris    

7 comments:

Carol said...

I will probably blog as long as anyone reads it...i seem to have a lot to say at times lol...i do have a facebook page that i post regularly so my daughter knows i am ok and she knows what i am doing...i have a few friends on it that like to post also and i have a couple nice quilting groups i belong to online...its nice to keep in touch and sometimes let off steam lol....i think a quilting blog is much more informative and should be continued...just my opinion...

Julierose said...

I agree with Carol--I don't do Facebook, Insta-whatever etc etc--just not my style..I like to blog. And if only a few (or nobody) reads my entries, that's ok too. I like to use this forum to keep me on track and really "see" my work. (Not to mention all the good people I've internet-met)...hope you continue to blog hugs, Julierose

Jean said...

I would really miss your blog, as you use a lot of colorful scraps as do I in my quilting. I like seeing all your good ideas and progress, and I understand the clutter challenge.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I don't as often as I once did, but I am still going to keep it up, as I hope you do, too. =)

sewyouquilt2 said...

I prefer the blog format. I am not a facebook person or up with all the techy stuff. it is outdated as fast as it comes in. twitter, instagram etc. seems once you get used to it something else comes along to entice. I am happy in blogland whether I have readers or not. Like Julie says I have "met" so many great quilty friends in blogland.

Katie M. said...

I think a great many people who are doing more sharing of pictures has gone to instagram - I am not a member there... Twitter is for those who just want to make quick comments. I'm not a member there. I don't feel the need to make a comment on every little thing someone else has to say.
I am on Facebook and the problem I have with that is the quotes and 'shares' that people cram your page with. Sometimes I spend more time removing all the quotes and what I consider unessential junk than reading anything. With that said, though, my group, Quilters for Comfort, is on Facebook and we've discovered we get better participation there than on our Yahoo group..
As for my continuing to blog, I will continue mine but I won't feel pressured to post every day. So many blogs I used to visit that were all about building their reader number, I no longer visit because of all the pop up ads they have on their blogs... I also notice that when I post a picture I get more 'action' then when I just want to 'say' something. I think that is why I don't post too much, I don't always have a picture to post - sometimes I just want to say something...
I guess there are no real answers, it's about personal preference and I do like going 'back in time' on my own blog and reading about things I've done...

FairviewFarm said...

I don't have a blog but enjoy reading them during my morning break. I use Feedly to keep up-to-date with the postings. I would miss yours if you were to discontinue blogging. You have become such an inspiration for using up my stash of scraps.