This post was written during a waxing moon in the sign of Aquarius on a day ruled by Jupiter.
In general, It appears that many bloggers suffer from ADD.
I enjoy writing and keeping a blog. Maybe that's the reason that I don't tend to get bored or worried if I don't get a lot of attention. Although I really love to share with my readers, and to visit their blogs (if they have one) attention from readers is not why I blog. I blog because I love the topics I write about and I love to write and author a blog. Period. If I do have interaction from readers, then I'm even happier! So I am not concerned about the number of comments or followers my blog has, hence, this blog has been around for a while and I have no plans to go away any time soon.
I came back from my blog exploration with the strong feeling that many times, the author's true purpose for creating the blog has something, if not everything to do with the life span of the blog. I also suspect that, in general, blog authorship takes more dedication and attention than many, if not most bloggers are willing to give. Blogging is not dead. The authors have just been distracted by that other new shiny thing over there, or their insatiable need for too much attention.
There is a fine line, however, between sharing life stories in a journal style, and using the blog as a diary where every emotion and problem is written about in detail. When this is taken to an extreme, it's like being around that way-too-needy friend who talks non-stop about her problems, but rarely pays attention to anyone else, nor does she ever seem to even want to hear about or try any solutions that others offer. Bloggers, for the most part, being kind compassionate people, often respond to these blog entries, offering support in the comment section, hence the entries will usually continue with the same or similar theme. Please. Blogging is not a substitute for therapy.
In keeping with the theme of this blog, I asked the Tarot if it would like to offer anything on this subject and The Wheel of Fortune appeared.
Maybe people do not want to commit their time to something that doesn't provide instant gratification. Being "social" now requires groups of "friends", rather than close, intimate friendships between trusted friends. So blogging, which often allows the reader to witness the emotional and personal lives of the authors, may not be what many social media lovers are looking for. But what goes around often does come around again, so perhaps the glitter of FB and Twitter will eventually fade, where blogging, like well-loved hard-cover books will still hold the interest of those who just love to read.
I'm going to stick around and find out.