Miss Ginger brings up the question because she has noticed a significant downtrend in blog traffic over the last year or so. She was bored, so using LinkWithin (add it if you don't have it!) she kind of rambled aimlessly down memory lane through her blog, and it made her realize that the activity around here is just not what it used to be!
Her follower count has remained unchanged for God knows how long. She been holding steady here at her current number with no real signs of a turnaround!
Comments are down, and some commenters have stopped chiming in all together! There are some long, lost friends out there in bloglandia... Miss G certainly hopes they are okay!
And, she realizes that her own participation has been sporadic as of late! It's not that she doesn't still ADORE blogging! It just that, since developing a crack-like addiction to facebook, she finds herself keeping up with the goings-on of the world in succinct, one-sentence status updates, instead of composed, thoughtful blog entries!
But, after reminiscing through her own blog today, she was reminded of what a unique opportunity they are! As online journals, they truly do become "logs" of our being, and form a diary of our thoughts, our growth, and our progress through this thing called life! But unlike diaries that were hidden away under lock and key, these journals are meant to be shared with like-minded individuals who appreciate our humor, our insight, and our point of view. They becomes the chronicles of friendships that reach across barriers, borders, and oceans of distance! They bring together the minds of young and old, black and white, gay and straight, or any number of other opposites that seem to attract across this electronic pen and paper!
So, if you've been blogging for a while, keep it up! Your knowledge, humor, insight, and point of view are unique, valuable, and worth sharing! If your blogging has slowed as of late, I hope this post becomes your inspiration to recommit to a rhythm of posting, be it daily, weekly, or even monthly! If you've been a wallflower in the background, reading without sharing your comments, you're missing half the fun! Miss Ginger urges you to sign up for a free blogger account and start leaving comments! You may even eventually be inspired to start a journal of your very own!
And finally, if you've been following TFBOMGG for a while, Thank You, and please stay tuned! There's lots more to come!