Have you noticed that the really personal blogs have all but fallen off the face of the earth? Maybe not completely – I can think of a few that still exist, though those are usually filled with “it’s been a long time, I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in a while” posts and sponsored posts between the actual posts.
This is a fact that makes me ridiculously sad. I liked the community that came with blogging when I started. From livejournal friends and communities, to message boards, to button exchanges. It was a social hobby.
Now it feels like the “this is what I did today” and “this is how I feel today” posts have morphed into SEO-driven “top X” lists and niche markets. I think that’s why it feels lately like I’m blogging into a void.
I’m considering bringing back a more personal edge to the blog here. This is my online home; why not make it more personal?