Five years ago I began this blog. In the beginning I barely knew how to find other blogs but I soon learned. There were just too many blogs to keep up with. I spent a lot of time blog-hopping and meeting people.
Over the years I've had about the same amount of comments with the exception of certain blog posts that went way over the top. Readers come and go on a regular basis. Some of my readers have been with me since the beginning and I count them as friends along with many others who have been with me for a shorter time.
But lately I've seen a trend away from blogging. Everyone wants to communicate in shorter and shorter bits of time. Facebook and Twitter seem to be taking over much to my dismay. I'm probably the only person on the planet who doesn't like Facebook but I just don't trust it! Any time one site has information on millions (or billions) of people it can't be good. I tried Facebook for a short time and was just not comfortable. I've completely deleted myself from the site....which, by the way, took a lot of digging to find out how to do it. That made me uneasy, too.
Anyway, this whole post is to find out your opinions on blogging and do you think it's dying out? Is it just too time-consuming to read a blog? Does it take too much time to leave comments? Do you find yourself spending most of your time on Facebook and Twitter rather than blogging?
I'm curious because I love having a blog but if it's all dying out I may just close my blog and fade into the sunset. I love sharing art and learning from other bloggers but it all seems to be slowing down recently. Is it just spring fever or is this a trend? What do you think?