I can’t quite believe it, but this blog, in all its various incarnations is 8 years old today!
What I also can’t believe is that the word blog is not recognised by my spell-checker.
What I can believe is the scarcity of my posts over the 8 year period. At times I have posted fairly regularly and yet, at other times, my words / opinions / thoughts / mutterings* have almost dried up. A lot of it has been down to a lack of motivation and at times boredom. However, one major factor has been the increase of other social media platforms.
The growth of facebook and twitter has coincided with a reduction of posts. It is also easier to talk about a book I’ve just read on goodreads and share a photo on instagram or flickr. In other words social media has made me a little lazy when it comes to pulling things together and sharing them here, but then that is nature of the medium.
So what does the next year of this blog have in store? I’m not sure but I do feel that there may be post with a little more regularity. I enjoy writing here, and to be honest, the current crop of social media platforms aren’t really exciting me at the moment. I wonder what the next big thing will be?
In the meantime, I’m celebrating this blog’s 8th birthday.
*delete as appropriate