Thursday 24 March 2022

9 Years of Occasional Blogging

So last year on this date, I wrote a blog post about how 8 years earlier I had started this blog. And now it's 9 years since I started this blog. Still very much occasional blogging though. 

I've just about managed to keep up with documenting each month's photo an hour challenge and there's been some sporadic posts about what we've been up to each month. 

Pretty spring picture, just because :-)

My Dad having a stroke last August threw a bit of a spanner in the works over the autumn what with juggling caring responsibilities and life carrying on. 

But anyway, it feels like the 'blogging world' isn't really there any more - is anyone out there? I'm not sure and I suppose it doesn't really matter anyway. There's definitely seems to be a lot more going on over on Instagram and in some ways and at some times, looking at a load of pictures and short videos is preferable to reading a long blog post. 

I probably should use Instagram more and I'd like to learn how to use Instagram Stories. Like, when or why would you use a story for something as opposed to just posting a picture as usual? Perhaps I just need to have a play around with it, but then I'd probably just be posting something which is pointless and wasting people's time if they view it. Perhaps I'm overthinking it though. 

I think my favourite bit of social media is Twitter. I rarely post anything but I read a lot. It can be really interesting (depending on how you curate your feed of course) and I think I find out more 'news-wise' than just reading stuff on the BBC. I'm very much a 'the more information/knowledge, the better' type of person. I like being informed I suppose. Although I appreciate Twitter can be a bit of an echo chamber at times and you can certainly get lost in rabbit holes!

I don't really use Pinterest much anymore. I do have a Facebook page but don't post often. And I do have a YouTube channel but there's not a lot on it. I like the idea of creating short videos of where we've been or what we've done but who has the time or energy to actually do it? 

Anyway, this is just a bit of a rambling post really, musing about blogging and social media, with no real point. I suppose I just wanted to post something to mark another year of having this little space on the interweb. 

If there's anyone out there, how are you doing?



  1. Hi Lou, I still enjoy blogging. In fact I probably write four or five posts a month and just can't help doing so. I must have discovered you years ago when I did Blog Everyday In May! Glad your ok and good to see you blogging and I see you on Instagram too. I do the odd story but not quite sure if the point, lol. X

    1. Gosh, yes 'blog every day in May'! I remember I found lots of blogs to follow through that (I think I probably found you through that too), I don't know where I'd find the time nowdays to write something every day. I do still read your blog posts (I read things mostly through Feedly), I liked your one about the Keswick railway walk and the tunnels! x

  2. I still publish a post on my blog every day. I have done Photo A Day many times in the past and maybe it's time to get back to it. I'll check the dates and see what I can do.

    1. Ahh yay, be fab if you joined in, the more the merrier! :-) xx


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