When I started blogging there wasn’t such a thing as social media.
Yes, I’m a dinosaur in blog years.
I’ve sort of “grown up” with blogging. I watched things change at the speed of the internet, and I’ve had to adjust how I do things to accommodate the ever-changing online world. In the process, it sucked the joy right out of it.
When I started blogging, no one had Pinterest-friendly images. When I started blogging, there was no right time of day to post to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. When I started blogging no one was trying to be better at blogging than the next guy (or gal). Blogging was just writing, and most people happened upon your blog by accident. If they stayed, it was because of your content, not because you spoke the loudest or the longest or because you were seen in all the right social media platforms.