I’m asking for directions – or suggestions – please
Over the past few weeks/months my subscription has grown to over 400, thank you thank you thank you all! I check out everyone that subscribes and for a while there (last yearish) they were all ‘get rich blogging’ style sites so at least 15 should not count.
When I started reading and writing nearly 10 years ago (wow, 10!) blog were new enough that they were fun but they were established enough that there was a crew of ‘A’ list people who ‘started it’ and I joined in specifically to read 3 friends blogs and to write my own so family/friends back home could keep up with my life. I also joined LiveJournal to keep up with some other friends but I never liked the organization on that site. In the past 10 years Facebook has become the go-to for the majority of my real life friends and the three people I started with don’t even write anymore – One finished his story, one’s kids grew up, one got ‘in trouble’ with her blog and got disillusioned. I carried on reading a selection of blogs of people I came to call ‘blog friends’ but over the years many of them stopped writing too. Right now my feed shows 2 or 3 blog friends that update regularly and a few craft style blogs I check in on. Basically my feed and link section (on the right) is a wasteland that I need to tidy up. Every so often I look around but if I add someone new they seem to stop writing that day! I even logged into livejournal yesterday to see if thats where people were and a friend or two is still there but not many.
Here is my question(s)
1. Do YOU have a blog? If yes and you write fairly regularly please stick it in the comments
2. To my facebook friends – same thing – is there a place you write more than 120 characters?
3. Who would you suggest? Someone with a POV, someone with an ongoing story, I like to read all sorts but I like there to actually be something to read
4. Where is everyone? Reddit is a nice place to get news and funnies but it isn’t a personal story – same with twitter. Instagram is a fun one but not exactly the meat I’m looking for.
Thank you in advance. I really really like reading about people (as apparently 400ish of you do to)