Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Inside number nine
It's my #blogaversary and somehow I've been blogging for 9 years! I wondered last year if I could even take a break? Careful what you wish for...
Given the family situation that transpired at my last blogaversary and all the IT obstacles that have been put in my way blogging is now finely balanced between the effort to keep it going and the need to share my efforts. That's not to say I don't appreciate all those who keep coming back and find value in my postings, as well as the support I've felt for during this difficult period. I am forever grateful for all of the comments and support.
But I know I haven't been able to keep up with the blog how I would like and that has also meant I have failed to contribute quite as much as I'd like to the hobby blogging community - I read less blogs and haven't been able to support them with my own feedback as much as I receive. In some respects I've been seduced by twitter - spending more time on there because of the bite-size chunks. And I have been able to respond to comments a little more here, compared to previously. As the IT policy on the images has tightened the actual blog and comments have relaxed and with G+ dead it's now straightforward to see all the latest comments chronologically in the dashboard and which ones I need to respond to [or delete of they're spam].
Rest assured I've no intention of stopping any time soon. I may well have had a lot of challenges to test my love of blogging recently, and I'm fine with a platonic 'friends with benefits'. 😂 But at the moment I think I'm enjoying it again; and if you hadn't noticed there is evidence that blogger has some new functions in the dashboard, so maybe google is investing a bit of effort in it? A different way to view your stats isn't ground breaking but maybe it heralds more for the future...
Here's to another 12 months, 9 years though ... how did that happen?!