Friday, 5 February 2010

To blog or not to blog...

That truly would seem the statement of the moment. I read an article yesterday that told me the number of bloggers (this was U.S based by the way) has reduced dramatically, particularly amongst the 12 - 15 age first thought when I read this was bordering on rude really - what on earth would they write about? Hormone nightmares? Overdue homework? Latest crush? But then I thought about it a bit more and reached the conclusion that every contribution is valid and I shouldn't be such a blog-snob!

However it did come make me return yet again to the thought of stopping the blogging. Despite this being a blog for 3, it never is. And I'm not being critical, I'm just being honest. I wonder, over and over, how valid my contribution is. Often I don't even know if anyone is reading anymore. Yet still I come back to it. And whenever something funny happens I want to get on to the blog and post it, or I'll say out loud, this is such a tale for the blog. Which leads me to another conclusion. I've taken this blogging business to heart.

I think the thing I like about it the most is that it's another way to express the creativity that is pretty much non-existant in my dreary work life. But it needs to come out. And it does - in my choice of clothes, the way I adapt my hair up-dos to suit my look, the ingredients I throw together to make dinner, and here, this blog. I can post mini photo essays or just tell a funny anecdote, or let my ramblings roam loose for you readers to ponder/enjoy/discuss/comment on.

I don't do the Twitter thing but apparently this is what has taken over from blogging, the instant status update. The most horrifying thing I read in that article was that "young" people can't be bothered to read long posts. Anything bigger than a status update is just too much for them. SAY. WHAT! This is bad. Very bad.

Long story short? My decision - to blog.


Anonymous said...

I'm reading! Please keep on, I will try to comment more:-)

tizz said...

I may be useless at blogging (mostly because events in my life never seem as amusing/interesting as yours!) but I read on a regular basis and feel like I know a little of whats going on up north while I'm not there. Don't stop!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog - i think your are such a good story-teller / writer that i think your blogs should be published - there you go, confessions of a blogger - it could be your escape from libraryland!


Librarian Girl said...

You scared me, sucker! I thought you were going to say you were quitting. DON'T LEEEEEVE MEEEE.

I'm glad you're staying!