Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We Don't Blog Anymore

I used to post quite frequently when I first started this blog. It was new to me and at that time not as many people were blogging. Fast forward two years, everything you need to know about Sisterlocks is documented in a vast collection of blogs, except how to start them. The numbers of bloggers has grown and I'm finding it hard to keep up with people. I tried to follow people so that I could organize blogs and read them in groups, but that's turned confusing to me.

Then Twitter happened and my time that I would devote to my blog dissappeared along with topics to posts. By the time I've opened a new post and start typing, either I've said everything on twitter or I just tweet what I wanted to blog about. Also, twitter is near real time, so I can carry on a conversation right then. With the blog, if I get a comment it could be hours or days later. Plus, each time I open my blog, it's me. It's all about me, me, me and those things. Yes, it's my blog, but I could talk about something else do a feature on somebody cool.

If you've been blogging for a year or more, are you still blogging at the same rate?

Do you twitter and is that taking away from your blog time?

12 comments:

NubianLockedPrincess said...

Sorry, You will not be posting. I enjoy your blog. I joined facebook because of my church group, but I have connected with old friends and made new ones. Tweeter? I think not! I love blogging. Teaching people how to install SL? Thats been done already. Love your meez! stay blessed!

aybee77 said...

Originally I started blogging just as a journal for myself, working through my thoughts about myself and my hair. Now that I've worked through that, I don't feel like blogging quite as much. I now blog about once a month. I sometimes feel like abandoning it, but then I get comments from someone seeking for advice, and it keeps me from abandoning it completely. I don't know how much longer I'll be blogging though. I feel like I don't have much to say.

I definitely don't twitter, I don't really see the purpose for it for myself. I'm not a real social person anyway.

natralmystk said...

Hi, I just moved to Charlotte and am looking for a stylist for my micro interlocks. Someone suggested that I check out your blog... Are you taking any new clients??? If not, can u suggest someone?? My hair is turning into a mess and I have no one to turn to! Joann - jaesoul2002@yahoo.com

Laquita said...

Lately I've been slacking on both blogging and Tweeting, and you are right I follow so many blogs and so many new ones are poping up all the time I can't keep up - so I browse on my down-time at work and try to blog at least once a month.

Love the new things BTW - once the school year starts back and my DH starts teaching full time I will be buying again ;o)

Lisa @ Serah's said...

I was just thinking the same thing the other day. It's so hard for me to keep up with everything. Blogging and tweeting have kind of slacked. Sometimes I get a good day to sit down and write blog posts in advance and schedule the posts. Speaking of which, I need to do that this weekend.

Naturally Sophia said...

Life has caused me to slack beyond belief. Writing is my outlet, sometimes only outlet. I just did a post and highlighted you though, FYI.

I love the beaded hairtie, btw. Keep up the great work!

Goodnapps said...

not at all

CarmenNC said...

Bless all y'all's hearts. I haven't been back to my own blog since I wrote this. I sure have been on twitter and facebook. Sad, I know.

NubianLockedPrincess - I won't completely stop blogging. I just feel like I'm hustling and not socializing as I should be.

Aybee77 - Not a social person??? Don't you have youtube videos?

Joann - I am so sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I will send you an email.

Lisa - Sometimes I feel like I need to clone myself for these online social communities.

Laquita - You have always been so supportive! I think once a month might become my frequency. No, I have to run my mouth more than that.

Naturally Sophia - I have no stock in twitter, but please get on there! Thank you for the compliment on the beaded hair tie. It's a blast from my past and those beads didn't fit the Tomoka's Twists wire. Thank you for the highlight.

Goodnapps - I'm going to make a trip over to your blog. The last time I checked you had just had a baby. The child should be in high school???

Kandeezie said...

Yes, twitter is eating the blogs, and I have so many blogs that are eating dust right now, but hey I don't mind. At all. I get to connect faster and better with Twitter and all of the other new tools out there. I say save the blog for pictures and important updates.

Ree-C said...

I use to blog a lot after getting locs but time between posts became longer. I am just starting to get onboard with Twitter. I plan to become SL Consultant trained next year and plan to use twitter, facebook and blogspot for marketing and networking. Love your blog. I have to stop by your website. You have some really nice hairties.

Tawanna said...

Oh you know I read this entry thinking yep I know how that is. I haven't blogged in a while. Its funny that you say you might get comments days later, I gave birth on the day you wrote this lol! I haven't really kept up with twitter. I'm a facebook sort of person. I do like your blogs and hope you continue to blog when you can. Life gets busy I think we all understand that. Many blessings to you!

The knotty Truth said...

See there, it's 2011 and im JUST seeing this post. I grow sour on blogging because, like you said, it could be weeks, days, months, years before someone responds, and the conversation is not continuous. So, If I want something to stay out there permanently to teach someone, I'll blog it. But there's so many network channels pulling at me, that I just cant keep up with it all. Blogging has also become so commercialized, and the new audience is not authentic to me. It's quite self serving. Many of us have made businesses from it, not come to it to promote our business for a profit. It's a very real difference to me. So, I come and go...