Blogs: Past Present and Future

Blogs are one of the best developments of the Internet. They have given inividuals a chance to share their interests in everything from Period fashion to Type II Diabetes. But I think that blogs are fading in popularity. Be warned most of my evidence is anecdotal.

First and foremost time is a factor. We all seem to have less of it. I can’t be the only one who never quite finishes the ‘to do’ list and rarely has (or makes) time to go back to the blogs I’ve saved for a few free minutes Honesty compels me to admit that I usually use those free minutes to watch TV, read or play games. There is a point where the last thing I want is something else that will make me think. So TIME is the big factor in my lessening interest in blogs.

Facebook figures in the equation. It’s easy to share an idea there. Reddit has a generational following that is significant and you can pursue or introduce categories that interest you and hopefully find an audience who feels the same.. Pinterest is ideal for those who love a visual representation of their favorite subjects. And Twitter makes the sharing quick and pointed.

How can blogs bear up against all those other ways to share what intrigues us?

That said I bet we all have blogs we still follow. One of my favorites is Mimi Matthews whose field is social history:

So I have three questions for you. Do YOU think blogs are losing ground? Why (whether you answer yes or no.)? And finally, what blogs do you still follow and want to share? Answer one or two or all three. Thanks!

About Mary Blayney

I have been writing both contemporary and regency romances since 1986, first with contemporary romances for Silhouette and later with historicals set in the Regency period. Family will always play a strong part in my books since, for me, family relationships are as fundamental as the love between a man and a woman.
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2 Responses to Blogs: Past Present and Future

  1. ki pha says:

    Sadly I do feel like blogs are losing ground but that’s only because the blogs that I do read are no longer active or seemed to be heading in that direction (mainly author group blogs). But as for blogs in general, it depends on the blogs you read and their context. I follow lots of review and reader blogs so those are still pretty widespread.

    Heroes and Heratbreakers is one of my favorites along with the Author group blog, the Romance Bandits (though they’ve only been posting to a couple of posts a month now.) Coffee Time Romance I still visit from time to time as too, Night Owls Reviews.

    There’s still quiet a few I visit but not as frequent as I used to.

    • Mary Blayney says:

      Thanks Kipha that was helpful — and I will be sure to check out the review blogs you mention. I need to find more ways to discover authors I would enjoy.

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