One of my dear online friends who I have known for probably around five years now, said to me the other day… “What happened to your blog?”. She wasn’t referring to this one, but she was referring to my personal, mom-ish, scrapbooking and everyday stuff blog. That’s probably a good question she asked.
So, what happened to it? Social networking happened to it. I’ve been on Facebook for about four years now (since it started for the public) and never used it much the first two years. But now, I cannot get enough. I love being able to catch up with old friends (classmates.com), stay in touch with current friends (blogging/email), read what people are doing (twitter), look at friends photos and comment on them (snapfish/photobucket) all in one place (facebook.com).
I was on (and still am) My Space for a couple of years, but seriously found it difficult to communicate, more for the younger generation and completely unsafe. I used to have people find me that I would rather would not have. I can now say, many people tell me that it has changed a lot since then, but it still just isn’t for me. So with that said, Facebook seems to be my cup of tea (or coffee in my case).
As a writer, it gives me the ability to network with other writers, chat with them in real time, follow what they are up to, and get to know them on a more personal level. As a scrapbooker (and scrapbooking consultant) it gives me the ability to spread my name, offer advice, photographs and other help to my customers and clients and even the ability to find new customers and make new friends near by that scrapbook.
So to make a really long story short, facebook found me, or rather I found it, and I tend to spend a great deal of time using it everyday for all sorts of different things. It has picked me up a few new writing clients to boot.
So that is what happened to my personal blog, I just don’t have time to devote to it anymore, because I am too busy keeping everyone on facebook up to date.