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  1. Cheryl | Time To Craft

    I’ve been blogging about the same length as you. The question about whether blogging is dead seems to come up on a regular basis, which I think is good. No bad idea remembering why you do it and working out how you’d like to change it up. I can’t see it disappearing. I agree with you about having more control of it than anything posted up on Social Media. Saying that, I quite like posting up a quick story on Instagram, so I think they can co-exist. I love reading other people’s blogs and I still miss some people who gave up. I’m here to stay. Glad you are too.

    • Anne Sweet

      Of course they can co-exist, I write little stories on Instagram myself sometimes. But I still think of my blog as no1. Glad to hear you’ll be sticking around too.

  2. Catherine

    I’ve been blogging for nearly nine years and some of my older posts are still the most popular. It is a niche blog because it’s just about books but I do love reading family and lifestyle blogs like yours. That is what’s so great about blogging, everybody can create their own little space and as we’re all unique all our blogs are too 🙂

    #MMBC
    Catherine recently posted…National Insect Week: Picture Books about Insects

    • Anne Sweet

      It’s a lovely feeling when you find someone has been reading your older posts isn’t it. I would book blog all the time, but I’ve too much else to say 🙂

  3. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    I’ve had a fairly similar journey to blogging as you – still have all my diaries from age 7 onwards and had a Live Journal for a bit before starting various blogs and then eventually sticking with my current one. I always enjoy reading your blog and I love blogs that are personal and share little snippets of every day life. For me blogging captures days out and things in a way that social media doesn’t – I’m so thankful for all the moments with Jessica that have been captured as a result of my blog – there are so many little moments that I would have forgotten had I not written about them at the time. Blogging has certainly changed over the last few years but I’m with you – I don’t think it’s dead yet. #MMBC

    • Anne Sweet

      oh yes, I didn’t focus much on the memories…it’s all there and so easily accessible. If I’m ever missing a certain photo I’m certain to find it in my blog files.

  4. CraftAtticResources

    As a writer I prefer blogging. As someone who reads though I follow and read a number of blogs because of the writing and the level of interest the writer brings to the topics. Some are funny, others are educational, etc. but they engage me and keep me reading my blog list.

    I’ve just not had that huge interest in following people on other social media formats.

    • Anne Sweet

      I’m always engaged in blogs, it’s someone’s sharing of ideas and thoughts. I can tell a sponsored post from a mile off, but that’s the beauty of blogging, you don’t have to read all of someone’s posts.

  5. Renee Open

    I agree with you! I’ve been blogging for over a decade. I had a pregnancy loss blog that I wrote on the first year after loosing our Baby until I got pregnant with our healthy #3, a political blog I started after hundreds of hours researching common core, I ran a women’s contributor Bible study blog for two years, I’ve had to hodge podge blogs of personal musings and now have started a blog about my sexual journey through the Zodiac from my open marriage.

    I also started writing in journals first and I also love to have my work in one easily accessible place.

    I remember when I first heard about blogging on a news cast just as it was starting to hit mainstream (15 plus years ago now). I was ecstatic about the idea of being able to send my thoughts and experiences out into the world for anyone to read. The idea of connecting like that and causing another human to see something from my view was thrilling. It’s original intent is still at the heart of why I blog and it’s still thrilling to me today.

    As long as there are people who love to write and share with the world, blogging won’t die.

    Coming to you from the Monday Morning Blog Club link party <3

    • Anne Sweet

      Yes, I so agree. I just love to write and it’s a thrill if anyone comes along to read. I’ve shared a lot on my blog, but only what I want or need to share. You can write for other places but they have a habit of adding stuff, mostly things that make me cringe. I enjoy being in control.

  6. Kim Carberry

    I have been blogging for over 8 years and it certainly isn’t dead. It has just changed like our blogs have over the years. I still get excited when I find a new blogger to follow, there are so many new people blogging and that is fantastic x
    Kim Carberry recently posted…Our 2021 summer bucket list!

  7. Sam

    I don’t have a niche, I would get bored. I like to write whatever motivated me at times. I find blogging great to help my mental health and give me focus. X #mmbc

  8. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    I’ve been blogging for almost 8 years now and although I’ve seen many blogs come to an end over the years, I think blogging is still very much alive.
    As for a niche, I suppose mine is famly lifestyle but I like to cover any topic I want to. I wouldn’t like to stick to just one niche, I have too much to say about everything haha!
    I’m in it for the long haul and feel really lucky to have made so many lovely online friends along the way, including yourself. x
    Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs recently posted…Win A T-Rex Head Torch From Wicked Uncle

    • Anne Sweet

      aww thanks Jayne, I consider you a friend too. I love to hear bloggers are going to stick around. I don’t what I’d do with my day if I didn’t spend so much time reading blogs, I’d much rather do that than scroll through Social Media. x

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