Sunday, October 6, 2013
Hey, I Think It's My Blogiversary
Not that I deserve a blogiversary. I'm pretty sure blogiversaries are for people who actually blog, and it would be generous to say that I've blogged, uh, sparingly this year. That said, today marks six years worth of blogging for me, and considering I'm still surprised that I made it past the first year, it seems a shame to let it go by without any fanfare at all. Not that the first year was bad or anything, I just have commitment issues when it comes to saying I'll do something next week, much less, you know, three years from now.
This year has been kind of sad year for me, blogging wise. I've seen my own interest in blogging wane quite a bit in favor of travel, television, and spending more time with friend and family (er, not necessarily in that order). In fact, there are days that I don't even turn my computer on, much less concern myself with a blog post. My job sucks up a lot of my energy, and after a full day spent with a computer, the thought of looking at the computer yet more is less than alluring. Blogging has changed a lot, and so many bloggers are stretched so thin over about a zillion types of social media that the community is very different than the one I enjoyed so much as a "young" blogger. That and so many of the people whose blogs I've been reading forever seem to be actively throwing in the towel or just slowly fading away from the blogs I've loved for a long time. I've been reluctant to change with the times, and I am nostalgic for the old ways, if you will, but I'm still hanging in there (despite the fact that this is a more or less melancholy blogiversary "celebration"). And, as ever, I thank all of you who are still hanging in with me!
I'm as enthusiastic about reading as ever. I've set a fairly good reading pace (for me, the turtle reader) this year. Plus, I'm on a great reading streak, and I really need to share some reviews of those titles with you. I mean, Brewster by Mark Slouka? So heart-breakingly fantastic. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles? The narrator - best ever. 1930s New York - pitch perfect. I'm getting into books I loved so much that they're hard to talk about with any coherence.
Recently, I took my commitment-phobe self over to Twitter to see if I should participate in next Saturday's Dewey's Readathon, and was strongly informed that I (obviously) should participate on both the reading and cheerleading fronts. I'm a big people pleaser, so obviously I've since signed up for both. I'm looking forward to re-connecting with some old friends and discovering some new (to me) blogging faces, and, obviously, getting in some good reading. I hope to see your face at the Readathon. It'll be that much more fun!
So, what's new with you? Will you be Readathoning? And if you're getting to be an oldie blogger like me, how has blogging changed for you? (I'm very inquisitive today. ;-))