21 April 2021

Blogging Scene Chat


Do you visit old bookmarks for blogs you've visited?

On an old laptop, I clicked on over half a dozen bookmarks to blogs I visited years ago. I estimate that 90% are no longer posting from 2014 to 2020. The experience feels like walking through an abandoned house while the curtains are billowing out into the room.

Think old curtain = GIF. Will those old GIFs go on forever?

Steve Whilhite, GIF primary creator
World's Longest GIF, by Finnish artist, Juha van Ingen, expires March 2030

The majority of old blogs I visited are art, craft style blogs. All of them, in my opinion, are well done. What happened comes to mind. Methinks, from what I've read, bloggers either move to Instagram, move to their own website, stop blogging or other.  One of them, when clicking on the Pinterest link, goes to a foreign Pinterest page. I stopped clicking the links. 

From the time I first went online circa 2001, and began blogging, 2008 to this day, I notice that there are fewer program glitches and creepy things happening to my computer system, that can take hours to fix. I believe that is because researching online is much improved as others ask the same questions; there are several answers to chose from; computers systems are better; and, intruders are more sophisticated. Also, I feel, that I'm are more selective about what I click on. 

Do you notice fewer problems when online compared to years ago?

 

Note...the blogger comment oops error  page is acting up again. this time posting replies it said is an error so I have to type again. clearing cache means log in again; and error message still acts up. so much for a post about fewer problems. 😕

 

22 comments:

  1. Yes, a lot of people have stopped blogging unfortunately. It's a shame but people move on.
    I still have glitches every now and then but, as you said, it's become easier to find a solution on the internet. Just ask Google is my motto.

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    1. Loree,
      Just Google is a good motto!
      Love your recent blog tour of Malta's streets.

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  2. Yes I do now that you mention it!

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    1. Marie,
      It surprises me to realize how few computer problems compared to years ago. lol

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  3. Agree there are many bloggers that are gone ~ blogging is no longer new and the younger generation seem to 'want instant' like Instagram ~ and whatever is the latest ~ way of the world ~ XX

    Living moment by moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol,
      Good observation. I didn't look at it that way. You are right. Instant as in Insta...gram. lol

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  4. There are so many 'platforms' to choose from isn't there.
    I'm happy with blogger, yes, a few glitches here and there but I still enjoy it.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan,
      Many years I planned to move to Wordpress. Each time I tried, I got frustated with the learning curve, and stayed with Blogger. It is much easier here to blog.
      The best to you as well

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  5. The only thing about Blogger I don't like is the periodic demand for captchas.

    Some of the bloggers I knew have passed on.

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    1. William,
      For sure captchas!
      It is unbelievable how some of them go on and on screen after screen, and on top of that, many are grainy and blurry.

      A few of the bloggers I read have also passed away. I use to visit their blogs afterward.
      I think I read a notice that after a time, old blogs or email addresses that are inactive will be removed. Not sure where I read that.

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  6. I miss some bloggers who were at one time very prolific. I tend to wonder what happened to them, but I suppose they're entitled to start and stop whenever they like. Glitches don't bother me as much as design changes. I just found out Blogger is doing away with the "follow by e-mail" widget soon. It's may favorite way to follow blogs. :(

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    1. Becki,
      The follow by email will be missed. I am as far as export contacts, from the Google support notice. Where to is the next step.
      It makes no sense to me that an active blog with a lot of readers will stop without a word as to why. I have found some of them moved to Instagram or are active on Pinterest. The majority that have died, family has posted a notice.

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  7. This is a good post, an interesting one. I think the virus/spamware is better these days. I don't get that much junk or unsolicited things anymore and probably a good deal of what I do is somehow connected to my old work. I know a number of bloggers who have passed, more who have gone to instagram. I'm not fond of instagram -- I have an account so I can view on occasion (though rarely) but never post. It just doesn't feel as personal and intimate as blogging does, or as friendly.

    As for computer problems -- I have fewer too (except those related to the computer, which is old). I think it's because we've been using them now for years and we make fewer accidental errors (or know how to handle them better if we do and don't even think of them as problems anymore.) I like blogger. WP is too complicated. But this new periodic captcha overload drives me nuts.

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  8. Jeanie,
    Thank you. I agree with your comments. Fond is not what I feel towards Instagram. I like visiting, but I'm not cool with the Facebook connection. The only time on any website I've received a hi there want to get to know you is from a guy(s) on Instagram.
    Three of my favorite websites, after they became popular, mainly by the folks visiting there, made changes to cash in on commercial opportunities like ads.

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  9. Sometimes I think the old computer problems have switched out with new more complicated problems.
    Yes, so many great bloggers have gone off to Instagram in favor of pressing a “like” button rather than put a bit of effort into communication. I tried Instagram but could not warm to the many likes and very little conversation.

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    1. Annie,
      Good point. The problems could be like photo bombing us.
      On Instagram, I think people might be intimidated having their name up there on a comment.

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  10. I keep some of my favorite blogs even though they are not active. I really miss some of these blog friends and wish they would just give a little update from time to time. I tend to visit the same blogs now...and can't even keep up with them. But I still love to blog after all these years and I'm glad we are friends! Oh...and I used to visit more 'primitive decor' blogs but they didn't visit me back so I quit!

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    1. Diane,
      Reading the same blogs builds a feeling of a blog community. That is comforting.

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    2. Reading the same blogs builds a nice sense of blog community. It is comforting seeing the same people leaving comments.

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    3. And we get to be close friends, knowing so much about each other! Enjoy your afternoon! And thanks for using your blog for good conversations like this!

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  11. While I see the appeal of Instagram and visit occasionally, I prefer blogs and blogging for many reasons. Funny, even this morning I was wondering about blogger from several years ago who has since disappeared from the scene. We all have periods of blogging more frequently alternating with times when we vacate the scene for a while, but it is the personal touch of learning a little more about another's life and inspiration that intrigues me.

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  12. Jenclair,
    In the beginning of blogging, my reading list was varied. Eventually, more sewing and crafts took over from the food and interior design blogs. I miss the artist blogs. They are the style that seems to fade faster. I'm guessing networking is key to artist blogs where they are actively selling (unlike myself).

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