Since coming back into the blogging world in full force I’ve really noticed a difference in the blogging landscape. It’s been a mixture of feeling sad and longing for the ‘old blogging’ world. It’s taken me a little while but now I feel excited and inspired regardless.
Harder to grow
Probably the biggest thing I’ve noticed is that it’s incredibly hard to grow followers now. Although I’m not saying it’s ever been incredible easy there is now a stifling holt in any sort of growth whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin or Instagram. A few years ago it was always encouraging to see growth each month but I’m finding less and less people are following accounts. I’m not sure why. I personally love following and supporting others but the culture has definitely changed around following accounts.
People don’t comment on blogs anymore
A huge one, that I don’t find is spoken about as frequently, is how the amount of people that comment on blogs as decreased. I don’t find this as negative as it sounds because there is still the same amount of feedback coming through in just different ways – people tweet/DM/comment over on Instagram which is great. It’s just gone are the days where you can soley measure how a post went by the comment section! Now you’ve got to taken into consideration the amount of tweets, questions through DM’s and all those are avenues.
There is alot of bitterness and competitiveness
More so than ever before and it’s probably the thing that has been the hardest to overcome for me personally. I think people get frustrated with the lack of growth with how much work goes into things like Instagram so there is this constant bitterness mood. Then there are others that are super competitive and are quite frankly just nasty. In the past 3 months I’ve had more negative experiences with fellow bloggers than I have in the past 4-5 years I’ve been blogging. How I’ve dealt with it is I just get things done for ME and I only chat to the ace people who I really adore. That’s all you can do in those situations.
Now more than ever before it’s the ones who truly love and are passionate about sharing and blogging are the ones left. I’ve seen so many close up shop because there isn’t growth or the same community feel. I get that. It’s been a pretty grim gig at times but if you find an ace group to surround yourself with it sure makes things easier.
What are your thoughts on the blogging world?
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