That's right, 12 years! Who'd have thought it? And, in a couple of months I'll hit my 2,000th post the whole thing is surreal. As much as I'm using social media more for hobby related content and interacting with other hobbyists I believe blogging is still the best way to share what I'm doing and I've seen Twitter hobbyists also see the benefit of having a more bespoke space. With so many people looking at Elon's purchase of Twitter with dismay and the weirdness of Twitter maybe the humble blog will see a revival?
Regardless, I'm still here, still plugging away. My only issue is time at the moment - finding time to get down everything that's in my head that I need to extricate like the digital pensieve I've always used it as. The ability to write and post whatever I want and not be stuck to just a few characters or photo limit is a blessing, and a curse - I've never been good at editing my own content! 😂 But I heartily recommend it for all those wary of the new digi-social order. It may not be as popular and wide reaching as those other channels but the majority of the things your fear or despair most about them I've found are almost completely absent blogging. If you've thought about it, give it a go.
However, in the real world I'll be starting a new job in December, which may or may not have an impact on the blog, too early to say yet. I hope it doesn't but I really have to step up as I've been 19 years in my current employ so it's a huge leap of faith I'm taking and it will either be no different to what I'm currently doing or a massive culture shock. I'll be doing a 'What's on my palette' post soon, to try and take stock after the months of solid work I put in trying to finish my #ArmiesOnParade and #DreadTober commitments, which will also require posts. So there's still content expected.
All that's left to say is thanks to those who follow, read and comment on the blog. As I've said many times I don't do this for likes, hits or any similar acclaim, but I appreciate the support I've had throughout the dozen years I've been sending my hobby missives out into the void. If you've taken any enjoyment in what I've done that's good enough for me. All I ever wanted to do was open up and share what I do, the fact it might help someone or inspire them gives me more joy than I could ever imagine. Thanks for keeping it going.
Congratulations! That's a great milestone. Keep on keepin' on!ReplyDelete
I will do DAM and I very much mean you, alongside the rest of the regular commenters, when I talk about those who are supporting the blog. It means a lot. Thanks.Delete
12 years, that's a milestone and a half!ReplyDelete
Thanks, it is pretty long and I only ever committed to 1 year at the beginning. I genuinely though it would have run out of steam but it's actually been really useful and helpful - I mean I even put it on my CV now!Delete
Wow 12 years, I haven't been following that long, but I did put up my original blog in 2005, but then I made a dedicated miniature painting blog I'm not sure when, I should look, but now I don't get much painting done but I'm trying to to better in 2023. Keep up the good work.ReplyDelete
Thanks Muskie, I think blogging is becoming 'fashionable' again. With Twitter still in flux I think something 'old-fashioned' and dependable has actually become quite appealing. Good luck with your own painting endeavours. Usually I found painting fed into the blog which fed into the painting. Not so much at the moment but it can help fuel both aspects of the hobby, keep at it.Delete