Thursday, September 6, 2012

are blogs becoming obsolete?

Are blogs becoming obsolete? What do you think?  Facebook seems to be the place where everyone is now hanging out- one place. So instead of blog hopping, people go to FB and roam around. Will blogs slowy go away? How do I  post my art I sell...on FB? I am not sure. To me, FB is for social connections, not business connections. I am not sure that people who are on FB want to see me selling my art. But is that the way it's going? I just don't know. I sure would like to know...


dosankodebbie said...

Those are excellent questions. I would sure like to know the answers too. I also think of my FB as a personal/social page, but I end up posting a lot of my art, including links to where my art can be purchased, because it is such a huge part of who I am and what I do.

Alexandriaweb said...

Blogging isn't forever, but I don't see faceboo taking over.
If anything I think Facebook is more on the decline that blogging is.

jinxxxygirl said...

Honestly i don't do Facebook....I refuse to do all that juggling i said to myself ..just pick one...and i picked my blog....i don't have many followers about 50 and that has taken me 2 years to accumulate ...but i enjoy it...i enjoy sharing my art...i have noticed that alot of the other blogs i follow have slowed down...they don't post as often. I post about every other day during the week and not on weekends. If you get a minute pop over and visit my blog...lots of artwork posted there......hugs! deb

Elaine A said...

Hi Elizabeth -

I enjoy going to a blog more than I do Facebook. Yes I have a Facebook Account, but it is more a way to keep in touch with my family & friends. Just quick updates, a random photo, etc.
For me, I find blogs to be a bit more personal. We get to know the folks blogging and they get to know those of us that comment regularly. I like that. I really hope that blogging doesn't go away.

See you tomorrow! Looking forward to your collage tutorial.


Thespoena McLaughlin said...

I see Pinterest claiming the victory in the future. Although I don't see blogs going away, ever. There are just too many ways to make a blog work for you and as long as all those options are open to people who blog we're still going to use it. I think it is important to join a variety of online connections (such as twitter, FB, Pinterest etc.) to your blog. Since I started posting on Pinterest I have had a dramatic increase in folks coming by my blog, commenting, etc. And selling from Pinterest is so easy, all you have to do is put a ($) money symbol in front of a dollar amount and it shows up on the image that it is for sale. Then if someone wants to buy that item they quickly click on the link and it takes them directly to your blog so they can purchase it. It's really a great free tool to advertise your work to MANY people. I hope this helps, hang in there!

Kitten said...

I refuse to get into the Facebook holds no interest for me. But I do enjoy reading blogs & keeping mine going. I hope you keep yours going, too.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

loved all of your comments. I think the blog will be here for more can only hope! I do think pinterst is up and coming and a great way for artists to connect with people. Thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

I found your lovely work on pinterest this morning, so I'm a bit late chiming in on this topc. I, too, have wondered if the social disease called Facebook would edge out more personal forms of expression.

I think that the forms blogging have taken must change, if for no other reason than blogging was never intended to be (another) full time job. Readers and sponsors set bloggers up to fail, because nobody truly wants to sweat the load day in and day out, thru illness and family crisis, disregarding life for the sake of posting whether you have anything valid to say or not.

Nobody can be perky 24/7. Nobody can keep their house and children spit spot every second. Nobody makes Louvre worthy art every time they sit down. And trying to set the bar higher every stinking day...eventually you'll fall. That's what's happening in blogland right now.

Will blogs disappear? Nope. Not a chance. But they will become manageable for bloggers. Blogs open up a world of opportunities especially for women. We get exposure that makes earning a living doing what we love possible. That fact will keep them at the forefront, but we have to work smarter, not harder. Less butt time in front of the computer and more time in the studio. Post when we have something blog worthy, not to satisfy the unrealistic expectations of what is basically a set of strangers.

Life is too short, and many people are recognizing that their blog is equivalent to having several hundred children to look after. When it becomes stressful, it's time to step back and reevaluate how to work the blog into your life, not vice-versa. My 75 cents. Keep doing what you're doing, until it no longer works for you. :)