Let's get honest for a moment...
Lately, I haven't been that motivated to continue with regular posting. The blogging world, and the instagram world for that matter, has all become a little overwhelming. There's just so many blogs and so much (that I choose) to keep up with, i'm not really sure what's worth adding to all that noise. Some of it is great – don't get me wrong – I have a list of very favourite blogs I truly love to read and would be sad to see go, but some of it (and I know you know what i'm talking about) is all very staged and just a little too perfect. Blogs are starting to feel like magazines, and I took to blogging originally because I was interested in other people's real-life individual style, experiences and opinions. Besides my few favourites, I feel like we've lost that side of things. All the talk about blogging conferences, ad space, assistants, photoshoots and editorial calendars makes my head spin. I get blogging for business, but I don't know... is it still "real" in that case? And don't even get me started on the amount of completely unrelated PR email I receive each day (the other day I was addressed as "Dear bikini lover", ugh. How do you get off those lists?!).
I've been blogging for about 5 years now, and it's obvious the landscape has changed. I went from sharing inspiring pictures, to scanning and sharing photos from books and magazines, to running regular features and guest posts, and then switched to this space here so I could get back to something a little more personal with my own photography. I got more into film photography, which I feel was my most creative, but then cost and convenience got in the way and I've been floating along ever since. Then add the birth of Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, etc... the list goes on.
This is the thing though, I get all serious about it and then step back and realize... it's just a blog, lol. There's so much more going on in my life right now, that I probably don't need to be worrying about having a blog the way "everyone else" does. I would however, like to spark up more conversation with those of you who still do read (if anyone!), as to what you do like from this little space. I want to start talking and having a conversation again! Do you like the personal day-to-day stuff... or are regular features and planned photoshoots your thing? I'm curious. What are people really looking for in blogs these days? Or maybe, especially with the death of Google Reader, people aren't even reading as often as they once did... tell me, what are your thoughts on the ever-changing blog?