02 January 2015

blog evolution

I read a lot of blogs. Well, not as many as I used to. There is something about taking that little peek into someone else's life that is so fascinating. Even when they're like, "Here's a picture of my morning coffee and here's what I did last night and I bought this at the store the other day." I love it.

Naturally, in this day and age, a few of them have succeeded into turning it into something that I can only describe as a professional blog. As in they blog to earn money. Which inevitably leads to ads and sponsored posts. Which inevitably leads to people making comments about how the blogger is a sellout, how they've changed, etc. 
Or, on the other side of things, someone's personal blog becomes really popular. My point is, a lot of people read it and a lot of people begin to voice their opinions about the direction the blog is heading.

Honestly, I don't really mind it when bloggers make changes in order to facilitate an income or increased readership. Good for you. (Not to say that I've never stopped reading blogs that started trying way too hard to increase blog hits. I stop reading when it gets annoying. Simple as that.)

What really irritates me is the comments about change. And it's not even the comments themselves, which can be pretty nasty. It's when a blogger feels the need to defend their shift in ideas. Lately I've been reading a lot of those type of posts.
Especially in a non-professional, popular personal blog. If you don't like it, people, move on and stop reading. Don't attack the blogger for posting about their baby in a blog that used to be primarily about fashion but now includes a few shots of a cute kid. People have babies, even fashion bloggers. And they post shit about them. That's natural. It would be weird if they didn't.
Don't compel them to post a long rambling entry defending the content of their recent posts. That, in itself, is annoying. Which might be completely ironic because this is a long rambling post, but I digress.

In the grand scheme of things, of course people change! People's lives change, and that is reflected in a blog, which is the whole freaking point! Continuous posts about one single topic-- how boring would that be? I'm happy to see evolution and change in themes, especially in blogs I've read for a long time.

I'm happy to see evolution and change everywhere, including this little corner of the internet which houses my own bloggery therapy. One theme rolls for a while, then life changes and I'm posting about paint and then suddenly I'm posting about adjusting to having a dog. Then I'll move on to something else. (I'm obviously not interested in the number of blog hits, because then I'd have to worry about using the word Fuck whenever I think it appropriately conveys the mood. Not that I don't love sharing my genius.)

I know there are haters everywhere and everyone has an opinion about everything, but this is my opinion about that. Do what rocks your socks and don't give a damn about the haters. *drops mic*

P.S. I don't use a blog reading feed after blogger shut theirs down so I've kinda forgotten about a bunch until randomly one will pop into my head and then I will go back and binge-read. I follow a lot of blogs I used to read on pinterest in case something interesting pops up.

P.P.S. Here are a couple of blogs that I've dug for a while:
A CUP OF JO- Always something interesting.
Heart of Light- Apparently she works in a lab and makes a lot of cocktails.
Reading my Tea Leaves- I read this for a while and then it got boring with all the baby stuff and lack of color so I stopped reading, but then started checking it out again. Makes me think of Suzy sometimes.

P.P.P.S. Blogs I used to read:
Oh She Glows- I pop in every now and again.
...love Maegan- Started loading really slow so I stopped reading, haha.
The Daybook- cute girl who writes beautifully. I also pop in every so often.
Young House Love- Sniff. They stopped posting.

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