That’s the million dollar question …to blog or not to blog? I have to admit I have lost interest in my blog mainly I guess because the reasons i started on wordpress no longer applies.
I am from a generation which still treats social media with innate suspicion and wariness. And to be truthful would never have started on the social media bandwagon if not pushed to do so when Etsy, the online marketplace I sell at, actively prodded Etsy Sellers to do so.
I started with Facebook but didn’t really feel comfortable using it as i didn’t want half baked posts inadvertently sent out to a gadzillion no of people. WordPress offered a safer platform then Facebook, as it let’s one preview one’s post first so I went the WordPress route, using WordPress to post to my Facebook page.
Now though I am more conversant with Facebook and no longer need wordpress to make me feel ‘safe”. I can reach my clientele through Facebook or Etsy Follows. And any fashion interests I have, I can also share directly from there,
Next, the things I wanted to share on wordpress such as my interests in Buck Tick , j-rock band or anime again has also been met. I am now one of the admins for WonderUndergound-Buck Tick Unofficial USA Street Team and have served in that capacity for the last year and that page is more then sufficient to offer me an outlet for my interests and to chat with people of like interests.
In addition, I also found that majority of my anime “interest” friends are from my generation and these ones happened to have the same wary attitude towards social media. So far, despite my urging, they have chosen to communicate via email or in one case snail mail only!
So now, I am faced with the million dollar question…..do I let this blog die a natural death, or is there a point in continuing? Especially as I am too private an individual and am not someone who likes to share their thoughts and very rarely write an actual post. I mostly share photos and oneliners anyway. Besides, I think I have had enough of prose to last me the rest of my life, considering i was an art curator and critic; writing obscure esoteric essays on art for decades.
At this point, I wonder what keeps other bloggers going? What is the motivation for those who do not use the blog for marketing purposes. Does blogging provide a sense of personal satisfaction? What is the reason behind your drive?