It is my blogiversary I shall self indulgently rant.
I started my blog on this day in 2004. I am astonished that someone like me with a very low boredom threshold has kept it going for seven years. Low boredom threshold is what it is about. My blog never bores me. Writing does not bore me. Comments don't bore me. The associations and people I have met and or come to know via my blog don't bore me. Some blogs bore me. Some I read from a sense of duty, but most blogs I read, I do so with great pleasure and interest. The things I have learnt from reading blogs is truly amazing, and suits me muchly as a person who knows a little about a lot. I know an awful lot more of a little about an awful lot more. What?
Me writing and reading what you have written is a high priority in my life. As half of a gay couple who rarely go out at night, and then usually only for dinner, I don't understand why my life feels so busy. At times I work unsociable hours and I do have a family and even have friends. Yet I can always find the time to read your writings, respond to your comments and have a post ready for tomorrow.
What does bore me is when bloggers who become part of your life and you know quite a bit about them, and then they just disappear. Ok, maybe it is just disappointment, not a bore. As in real life, friends come and go. So to do blogmates. I treasure the long term ones.
What really bores me is those who make one or two comments on my blog so that I will read theirs, and yes, I do, and then you don't hear from them again. Collectors of readers I suppose.
Rumours of the death of blogs seem premature. I don't like or read professional blogs generally. I get that sort of reading from newspapers. Blogs were big before social media got a foot in. In a way it is similar to blogging and I have tried to participate in social media, but I only have so much time in the day. Blog is the priority. Blogs won't die although the numbers may have reduced. Maybe what we have seen is a sorting of the committed from the casual.
This should get a decent editing, but I am over it.