Keep It Sunny.
SomeoneLikeYou Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunflower Dress: c/o OASAP.
Laser Cut Blouse, Camera Necklace: Forever21.
Vintage Loafers: Gift.
Lipstick in MAC's Rebel.
♥♥♥ Hello! ♥♥♥
In the past year or so I've really noticed a decline in the interaction of the blogging community. Most of the blogs I followed/people I was first became 'blogging friends' with four years ago have abandoned their blogs. My reader is a graveyard of dead blogs or many blogs with seldom updates. It makes me so sad that these people I first connected with in the blogging community are no longer present. Makes me feel like an old woman watching all of her friends pass away.
When I first started, blogging was at its height and the amount of comments and interaction was phenomenal. It wasn't abnormal to have 30, meaningful comments even on a small blog. Not that I feel like comments make a blog 'better'. Because they don't! They are no measure of success in a blog. I just think comments are such a sincere way for readers to connect with a blogger and vice versa. I, myself, even used to do WAY more commenting on blogs, taking a few hours a week dedicated to blogs I followed, friend's blogs, and discovering new ones. I don't know if I've accidentally fallen on the bandwagon or if life's pace has just gotten the best of me, but I surely don't spend a few hours a week commenting nowadays. And that's just so sad to me :(
Just the regular blogger comment system is really hard to interact with though. There's no way for me to reply to or respond to the comments you all leave me. I've considered getting something like disqus or what not, but I'm not sure if it would even matter. I mean, do people come back and check to see if a blogger responds?
These are just some things I've been thinking about lately and I know a lot of other bloggers have been, too. Both Maggie and Kaelah put it excellently.
No matter whether I have 0 comments, no one reading my blog, or whatever happens to blogging in the future(with this new downward trend you never know)...I hope to always continue. As long as you're happy with your blog and enjoy doing it, the comments and followers and all that jazz are just an added bonus. I mean, yes it's nice and I surely need to do more commenting and lifting my fellow bloggers up (that's what makes the community so awesome!), but it shouldn't define the success or failure of your blog.
With much love, Lauren.