I got away from blogging for many reasons, and most of them are good, but the one that irks me, and that, in truth, is a primary one, is Facebook. It became so much easier to just scroll endlessly, skimming and posting snippets, than making the effort to read and comment on actual blog posts, let alone write one myself.
There was sort of this exodus to Facebook, way back in whatever year that was. Many of the people who were blogging regularly during the years when I was migrated over there at the same time as me and more or less abandoned their blogs.
It was fun for a while, I guess, but I'm just so over Facebook these days. I still use it, but in a more moderate way than I have at times. And I'm hungry to blog again, to be posting regularly, to be reading other people's posts, getting back into conversations that are far more meaty and satisfying than those that generally happen on Facebook.
For me, Facebook is kind of like a town square where everyone's talking at once, selling something, whereas blogging is like an intimate group of friends meeting in a quiet cafe.
What I love and have missed about the blogs I used to read was how the people were writing and posting just for the joy of it, just to be setting down and sharing their experiences, just to be playing with words and ideas. This is where I want to be again. It feels like home.
|The photo from my very first blog post, in honor of my "blogiversary"|