Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book Blogger Confessions - Blogging Longevity (Monday, April 15, 2013)


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Question:  April 15th - How long do you see yourself blogging for? Do you think it's ok for a blog to evolve over time? For example: You may have started out as a book review blog but now your interest is in cooking as well. Do you incorporate that or start over?

Answer:  I really never gave myself a timeline and I'm not sure what the future will bring.  I don't have a picture of me blogging or not blogging in the far future, if that makes sense.  I guess I will just have to take it as it comes.  I would like to think I would be able to keep up the enthusiasm and stamina to do it for many years, but who knows?

I absolutely think it's okay for a blog to evolve just as people evolve.  I think it would be fine to incorporate new hobbies into your present blog.  However,  especially if I wanted to blog about something totally different, I'd use a different name...but probably still use Midnyte in the title somehow!



10 comments:

Roberta R. said...

First comment! Is there a prize for that? ;P

Second what you said. All of it. Though I'm still a newbie and you've been around for a longer time...I hope my own enthusiasm and stamina will keep me blogging for many years too. I previously tried some different things on the net, like forums and MySpace pages etc. (back when MS was still influent LOL), and tore them down after a while because they didn't seem to work. But I can see this one thing working on the long run...maybe not being overly successful, but working anyway. To me it's more personal than a FB or T account, meaning that you don't need immediate feedback - so I'll be patient this time, and stick to it. In the meantime, thanks to all you visitors and fellow bloggers!

Roberta R. said...

Oops, sorry...I mean "influential"!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

that's so true about evolving and blogging. Thats cool that you don't have a timeline :)

Logan E. Turner said...

I think taking it as it comes is probably the healthiest approach to longevity. Why pressure yourself to keep going for years? We never know what the future will bring.

I personally love when people weave in bits from their other hobbies. It lets me get to know their personalities.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I see your point but I also like when bloggers keep the same name. It's how I know them so I usually prefer they incorporate or grow as needed but keep the same name and site.

On the flip side, I have a few bloggy friends who are always changing names and sites and it sorta drives me crazy.

I want to blog forever. Allowing my blog to grow with me.

Stephanie (Love.Life.Read) said...

Connecting a new blog with a variation of your current title would make it easy for those to following this one to make the connection to your new one.

Happy Reading!

Midnyte Reader said...

@Roberta-I know what you mean about a blog being more personal than FB. I hope you will be patient and stick around for a while!

@Julie-I think if a blog (and a person) doesn't evolve it can get stagnant. It doesn't have to be radical, but small changes are great too.

@Logan-I agree! A blog should never be pressure if you're doing it for fun. I like seeing what people's hobbies are too.

@Juju-I can see that. I just meant, if I started to just blog about food should my name still be Midnyte Reader? I could change it to Midnyte Baker or something : )

@Steph-That is a good idea!

fakesteph said...

I love when blogs evolve and we get to see more of the blogger we've come to know through reading their posts. And I hope you continue to blog for a while!

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

Book blogging has been such a huge part of my life for years now that it's hard to imagine not doing it, but I know that life brings huge changes so I'm not going to worry about my longevity. I agree, adding different hobbies or blogs can be a good way to evolve naturally, but just in case I ever become a grave stone rubber or mom, I'm okay with changing my blog to show that.

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I like your attitude of taking blogging as it comes. Right now I can't imagine not blogging, but 2 years ago I couldn't see myself blogging so I know that feelings and attitudes change.

It's all about taking things one day at a time!

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