Social Media isn’t the new toy anymore
In the circle of blogs that I read, there have been several blog posts about the slowness of the blogosphere lately. Not as many people commenting, or posting, or tweeting, or pinning, or doing much of anything.
My personal take on it? Blogging hit its peak ages ago. A brand new blogger starting now would not be able to make money or even get a wide audience unless they were exceptionally good and extremely dedicated. There is so much work involved in promoting a blog that ther blogger basically ends up sitting in front of the computer all day.
I did that once. Not for blogging, true, but for a game on Facebook that basically needed you to be logged in all the time. If you didn’t, your kingdom could be attacked and you’d lose your vassals! It wasn’t worth it.
I can’t imagine that sitting in front of the computer all day to promote your blog is worth it, either, unless you really are making decent money at it.
I started this blog two years ago. Even then I was aware that the blogosophere was saturated. The original title of this blog, which can still be seen in the web address was “Lost in a sea of blogs.” That is still appropriate.
There are so many blogs that even if I did sit here all day, I wouldn’t be able to read a quarter of the ones that interest me. I’m always happy when I do receive comments or a new subscriber, but it’s always a pleasant surprise – I don’t expect it. Can’t be easy to find my wee blog that is basically my personal writing platform for fun and for me to work things out in my head!
Onto the topic of other social media – well, it was exciting when it (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc) was brand new and we were all figuring it out. Like a new toy that you don’t want to let out of your sight while you figure out all the cool things it can do. Now we know how it works and it’s become part of the furniture. It’s still one of our favourite things, but it doesn’t claim our attention as much as it used to do. Either we’ve got other new toys to play with (iPad3? A favourite game? I dunno. You tell me. Mine is my ukulele), or we’re looking for that new toy.
(Don’t you wish you knew what the next big thing would be? I’d buy shares in it right now!)
In my opinion, that’s what’s going on in the blogosphere and social media. We’re saturated with blogs, and our new toys aren’t new anymore. Everybody’s getting on with life while they wait for the Next Big Thing.
In the meantime, I’m going to keep writing and being pleasantly surprised and thrilled when anybody comments on my posts. Thank you so much for reading!
About BrootThoughts about learning and life that are lost in a sea of blogs.
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