Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blogging for the future

Read about this interesting article in NST on Sunday.

Trends: Blogging -- so yesterday

The blogosphere is no longer appealing to young adults, according to a recent survey undertaken by Pew Research Centre in the United States.

The survey found that in 2006, 28 per cent of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 and young adults between the age of 18 and 29 were bloggers. However by last year, the numbers had dropped to 14 per cent of teens and 15 per cent of young adults. Blog commenting had also fallen among these groups.

You can read the full article here.

I have quite a number of personal blogs of my friends on my Google Reader, and for quite some time I noticed that some of my friends either completely stopped blogging altogether, or their postings have become sparse. Some moved on to Twitter, which I personally don't quite like. Ototo-san himself has jumped into Tumblr, which I find is good to share pictures and other stuff which I don't feel like sharing via a blog.

I too realised that my personal blog had somehow been rather slack. Honestly, I just don't have the time to blog, save some spare time on weekends. I admit most of my time was focused on Facebook games instead, if not then it's work. At one point in time I became a Facebook addict but thankfully that stage is over now. Also I rather spend some more time with hubby watching movies or drama series or running errands.

I still love my blog, and I do intend to continue maintaining it, but I guess it will not be about what I ate or shopped the other day. Rather postings will be more specific (say cooking, or travel, or craft) unless it's something I really want to rant or talk about.

I do foresee my blog content will change slightly in the future. But for me, it has nothing to do with the trend, rather to keep up with my life stories as long as I can :)


Lilium said...

First of all, I think I fall into the category of sparse =). And secondly, my blog content has drastically changed mainly to cooking. I do plan to blog about growing along with Matt but the thought of writing a long one make me think twice. I am trying hard to do so..we'll see.

Nevertheless, I still love my blog. At least when I read it back 3-5 years time, I knew that this was what I have done at this point of time.

n i l e e y said...

hi lili, i noticed it too :)

hoping you can catch on the mummyhood blogging, if you have some time, i guess it's worthwhile noting certain things about Matt somewhere...

mangomoon said...

:) keep it up

HN said...

Just gone through most of your recent posts here, they are very well written! Love the versatility of topics in this blog lately, and I really love how you write about movie/ drama review too!:)