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I don’t know what the deal is lately but I have heard/read from so many different sources that blogging is just a fad. I have also heard/read that it’s a dying art.
What the what?
I don’t believe that one single bit…and I’m not saying that just because I’m a blogger. I am saying that because I think blogging is a beautiful thing. I have followed along and read some very personal things from bloggers I respect and hope to be like some day. When I read a blog I feel like I am reading a never ending book. The books/blogs never “end”, the characters don’t go away, and I can actually interact with them. That may sound completely silly but I don’t even care. It’s how I feel!
I have made some of my very best friends through blogging. I have met some of them in real life and they are who they say they are online. These are the girls I text every day and share the most personal details of my life with. These are the girls I trust with very important life decisions like going back to school, and who I send dressing room pics to when I am thinking about buying clothing. These are also the friends I can text when I’m having a bad day and the truly understand. That’s true friendship right there y’all!
I love blogging!! I love getting inspiration for posts out of the blue and writing them down in the notes section of my phone. I love interacting with people I never would have normally. I love stepping out of my comfort zone and posting something super personal. I love working with companies and brands and learning about new products, and of course getting to try them out! I also love getting paid to do something I love!!!
Do you think blogging is just a fad?
Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) says
No. I agree with you. I don’t think it’s a fad. It’s impossible. Not the way it seems to be growing and growing and then some.
I love your post because it’s pretty much how I feel, as well.
Now – let’s be friends, okay? ;)
Stephanie Pass says
It’s an interesting idea, but blogging has been around for at least a decade now. And, it seems like everyone is still jumping on the bandwagon. I started blogging in 2006. It’s such a great creative outlet and you can share so much with other people. I learn so much from other bloggers. I don’t think it’s just a fad.
Definitely not a fad. I have been blogging in different formats for 10+ years. I don’t see this as something that is going to go away.
Shirley ~lightlovehope says
No, I do not think blogging is just a fad. It is what you wrote and so much more. I love connecting with bloggers from around the world, sharing ideas, details of our lives, and forming a community of friends! That is what it is all about. I encourage each and every blogger to keep up the good work. I love visiting other people’s blogs and commenting, and I get so excited when I see that they’ve stopped by my “home on the web” and left comments, too! It’s precious to me, this whole blogging community, and I’m thankful for each and every blogger that I’ve met!
Blessings to one and all,
Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake says
I think blogging has been around way too long for people to call it a fad! I’m new to actually running a blog myself (I did have a personal blog back in high school, but it was nowhere near what I run now), but I’ve been reading them for years! With information turning digital more and more each year, I’m certain that blogging is here to stay!
I don’t see it as a fad at all. It keeps growing and turning into careers for a lot of bloggers. I think people are hating on blogging because they tried it and it didn’t work out for them.
I started a blog when I was like 13. That was a million years ago! While the platforms may change, blogging will never go away.
Angie Agerter says
No. For so many reasons. Blogging/journaling as been around for a long time. With more and more not watching Tv or just fast forwarding or skipping commercials, companies need other ways to get their word out. Which brings in blogging and social media sharing. I only see it growing even more.
Micah @ Unabashedly Me says
I don’t think it’s a fad, exactly, but like anything else, I think some people who thought it would be fun to have a blog will tire of it and give up. Not you or me, obviously. :)
Ashley LaMar says
I don’t know, in a way I suppose it is but not in the bad way that most people think of it as. It’s a growing, changing, evolving fad. Is blogging ending? No. Is it changing? Sure.