Where did everybody go?
|November 13, 2012||Posted by Hajra under Blogging, People|
I can’t count how many – but quite a lot. They come from different countries, different cultures and in all shapes and sizes. But they are wonderful people and that is reason enough for me to like them.
But one thing I have noticed over time is that some people leave. I don’t know why and what makes them leave but they just go. There a very few who hang around for ever (cough, Bill, cough).
In the beginning, I used LinkedIn to get in touch with other bloggers and then I just blog hopped and kept reading and commenting till my fingers collapsed. But I notice that many people who I used to “hang around with” in the beginning of my blogging journey are somehow missing. I don’t visit them anymore (I am not sure why) and they don’t come by and say hi.
Now I wouldn’t say it is extreme and I have gone and made new friends – there are some who have been here since day one (Janine, yes you!). But many of them have just gone.
Maybe they don’t like what I write. Maybe they don’t like the fact that I can be so irregular. Or whatever it is. I wonder where did they go. And why did they leave. And where did they go?
Now social media can be a weirdly funny experience. It might be taxing for some. It might be a cakewalk for others. As long as you are having fun doing what you are doing, it should be okay. But the people who survive are those who have fun from day one. And those who keep having fun. Sorry to say this but if you are bored easily by blogging, you won’t last long.
It is not like a crappy day job, where you bicker every Monday about it being Monday and on Friday you are super excited that you don’t have to be selling your soul for the next two days. Here you just have fun and have a say on what others are writing about (yes, commenting is all about having your say).
So, I keep wondering where everybody went. We just came here to have fun. So why did some people leave?
Are you in touch with everyone you knew throughout your blogging journey, especially people you knew when you began? Why do people just fall out of blogging? Is the blogging world so bad?