I miss blogging.

I miss blogging. It’s been a couple months since I’ve last posted in here. I’m not really sure why – maybe it’s because I’m still settling into my new home, or maybe it’s because I’m afraid no one reads blogs anymore. I’m not sure. I wrote so much in December and January and it makes me sad that I stopped writing after I moved back east in February.

Do people still read blogs, or more precisely, do people still read blogs like mine? I write about my crafty endeavors and about my life – I don’t write to drum up business or to make money. I write because it’s what I’ve done online for the past 15+ years – to connect with likeminded people. I write to communicate, to talk with others. I’ve met so many people through writing online and I keep on hoping I can meet people through words. I’m not even the best writer in the world, really, but I hope that my fumbling comes across as authentic, at least.

I miss blogging. I miss it so much. It feels like a part of me is missing when I don’t write.  I feel more like myself when I type words on a screen, when I put pen to paper.  I do enjoy pictures and I do enjoy social media, but I don’t feel the same way when I post an image on Instagram or when I tweet. I miss everyone I know writing in a blog, back in the days before social media and Ravelry.

Honestly, I need to get over myself. I still write mainly for me and I consider this blog a way for me to document what I make. I like that I have 15 years of archives to look back upon with fondness and nostalgia. (Related: 15 YEARS? How in the world did that happen?) It’s never mattered to me if people read my blog or not. I like reading my posts, and isn’t that the most important part? Sure, it’s nice if other people identify with what I say, but at the end of the day, I write for me.

I miss blogging, so I plan on blogging more again. If it’s that important to me, I can invest the time. I can.

18 thoughts on “I miss blogging.”

  1. Hi Aubrey. I miss it too, so I think I am going to try to write again myself. But the feeling of writing into a void is a bit of a barrier. I connected with another old blogging friend this past weekend and he’s been old-schooling it for awhile now and I was inspired to dust off my most recent attempt. I’m going to try to stay semi-anonymous but it’s probably not too hard to figure out who I am. ;)

    1. Writing into the void is such a huge barrier. I find I’m inspired by other people who start blogging again, too. I’m excited to read your blog again as I’ve always liked your writing!

  2. Linda

    Well, I still read. But you probably already knew that. ;)

    1. I’m glad you do! It does make me happy to know that people still read, for sure.

  3. I like reading personal blogs like this one! Usually once a blog monetizes, I stop reading. There’s a certain tone they take that I dislike. Some manage to still keep a personal tone while advertising, but I feel that’s rather rare.

    1. Yes! I hate the tone that monetized blogs take. It feels less personal to me, like the person’s personality goes away to appeal to the masses. It’s hard to put my finger on it. I will never monetize because I’d feel sleazy and dirty doing so!

  4. I feel the same way. I’ve been trying to blog more as well. It has always meant so much to me. It made me sad when some of my favorite blogs were monetized… now I’m glad that people are writing to write again.

    1. I love reading your blog! I read all your posts, but I’ve been bad with commenting. I will change that.

  5. I still read your blog and I’ll definitely continue to do so. :)

    1. I read both your blogs! I want to read some of the romances you review now.

  6. I’m of the opinion that there’s still plenty of room for the personal blog. I think it’s easy to get caught up in the hype machine that is monetized/business blogging because it’s so much more prevalent today than it was 10-15 years ago, but the way I figure… Write what you like, and the right folks will gravitate toward that. Doesn’t matter if you’re doing it for business or for pleasure.

    1. I like how you think :) I’m hoping the more I write, the more people will read!

  7. you know I’m still here. I check in with bloglovin (RIP Google Reader – still not over that) a few times a week. it’s not my priority when I’m online, but I do enjoy personal sites – especiallyyyy ones about knitting/spinning that make me feel inspired about crafting in general. just do what you want! :)

    1. I’m not over Google Reader being shut down either! None of the feed readers I’ve tried even come close. I use Feedly now, but eh.

      I’m glad you still read!

    2. I miss Google Reader too!

  8. I totally still read a bunch of blogs. And I feel like my own blog is mostly just for me to document things and collect my thoughts in a more ramble-y way than Ravelry projects allows. I don’t get a ton of readers but I still enjoy it just for myself. I love feed readers because you can just follow anyone you like and see what they post whenever they post. I definitely agree that Feedly is no Google Reader tho.

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who uses her blog for documenting things! It’s nice that people read and it’s easier to continue writing when I know people are reading, though.

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