Anyway, be that as it may, I was intrigued to be added to a Facebook group by the lovely Roses this week. It was a group called "Bloggers" and appeared to comprise several familiars from my Blogroll chatting away. This might be a new direction, I thought, as it was a bit like the comments section of blogs which is often the most interesting part where one interacts with one's fellow blogging chums. Blogging appears to have tailed off a bit over the last 12 months and several stalwarts have faded away and many more have migrated to the gad-fly of communication - Twitter. Google Plus showed some promise earlier this year but seems to have become a Tumbleweed strewn desert, so a Facebook Group might be the answer.
Er, no. It became apparent that the Bloggers Facebook Group was fast filling up with new members as they could be added without consent by existing members - it quickly became lots of tedious posts about why such-and-such had been added and why email notifications had been turned on for every post and lots of people explaining why they hadn't blogged for some time. It was an attempt to produce a jam sandwich but missing out the bread. In NOTW style, I made an excuse and left.
I believe Blogging still has a positive future but perhaps not as intense as it once was. It kept me sane in my previous hated employment and for that I'll always be grateful but like most things in life you tend to get out of it what you put in. There are many bloggers out there who still put a great deal of effort into producing well-written, thoughtful posts which will always stimulate a readership....there's a full list on the right hand side of this page.
What we don't require is tedious self-obsessed dissection of process rather than substance. A bit like this post. Cheers!