Friday, 25 May 2012

Why bother to blog?

This question has been raised in a few of the blogs I read recently. Do people still read blogs when there's Facebook and Twitter for status updates and there's sites like Flickr and Pinterest for pictures?

For myself, the answer would be yes, both as a reader of blogs and a blogger myself. I don't kid myself by thinking that there's a world out there waiting for a missive from me, my viewing stats prove that. But I do like to share what I have been doing or making, and if other people want to read it or not that's fine with me. I used to worry about not blogging regularly, and perhaps I would increase my readership if I did, but I have decided that as I really just blog for myself, I can give myself a little blogging holiday if I wish.

As for other people's blogs, I love reading them. I can read about what other people are up to, what they're making, reading, visiting etc. I am able to get to know people from all over the world, as well as the UK, including America, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Through reading this blogs, I can also be pointed to other blogs so the list of blogs I do follow is getting bigger! Having a smart phone has helped with this, I can read them whenever I like without having to go on to a computer. I do have to watch that I don't spend too much time on them as you can become totally absorbed if you're not careful!

In case you're interested, here are a few of the blogs I follow:

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