Saturday, July 30, 2016
Changes in the Blogosphere
The first big change I noted in blogging began when people realized they could make money from their blogs. Some blogs I really enjoyed went from being helpful posts to commercials for products. I could live with that but I found that I was removing many of these blogs from my blog roll.
I am seeing another change in the blog world with younger bloggers. Many are adding Vlogs to their post or they are doing only videos on You Tube. I can see that might be a trend with the younger bloggers because they are well, YOUNG!! As I have said before, I have a face for blogging and not Vlogging. I am going to be honest here and say that some bloggers need to stick to blogging. I think you really have to have a good deal of talent to do Vlogs that people want to watch. It takes a lot of technical skill to put the video together with all the editing that is needed. We are so used to watching television that we expect excellence if you want us to watch your Vlog. I am hoping some of us will keep old time blogging alive.
I have really enjoyed Mrs Erica as she blogs online and at You Tube. She does a lot of fashion and homemaking posts that I have enjoyed. Because I had watched so many of her Vlogs, You Tube recommended SamatHome518. Well it turns out I LOVED Sam's videos as well. Sam also has a blog called We Bought A Farm. I added her to my blog roll so go and visit. Sam and her husband are young marrieds who live in upstate New York. They bought a 20 acre farm with a farm house that had good bones but needed lots of work. I love watching their home updates on You Tube. She and Josh also like to travel to the Cape Cod area for vacations and I have been able to travel via arm chair with them. That area of the country is on my Bucket List for future travel.
I will share a walking tip with you. I try to get 10,000 steps a day on my vivofit. Well it has been as hot as Hades here in NoAla the last month so I have been doing a lot of walking here in my house. I walk a bee line from my front door to my back door. Well I have found that if I watch a VLOG on my iPad while walking, I get in lots of steps without boredom!! So far I have only walked into something one time!! So you might want to try that if you do not like to feel like a hamster on a wheel while you are walking. Another tip a friend shared with me, is to get up and walk during the commercials while watching tv. You would be amazed at how many steps you can get during a commercial. It seems the commercials are longer than the tv shows.
Today is a nice leisurely Saturday. I have plans to get creative and I am hoping for no mistakes, or happy accidents.