Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Dinosaur

(photo: one of the dogs' chew toys)

Yep, that's me — a dinosaur. Or my blog is I mean. At least that's what Rick tells me. I told him I wasn't going to post updates on FB anymore and he looked at me like I was nuts. Why not? he asked. I tried to explain to him that I really don't want to air my feelings to all and sundry on FB. Just to the people who really care to read. So he said: Lynne, nobody goes to blogs anymore. That's old school, obsolete! Now it's Tick-Tock,Twitter, Instagram and whatever else the latest fad is called. Everybody wants instant gratification these days, just skimming the surface of a billion different feeds instead of slowing down and really caring to get to know people. Really, the narcissism that exists these days! All the selfies, all the bragging rights. It gets old. I've had to just stop following certain people.

Back in 2006 when I first started my blog, everybody was blogging. It was a fun community and mostly we had each others' backs when times weren't so good for one of us. You read a person's blog and after a time you got to feel like you knew them personally. I even met a fellow blogger, Sally of Lettuce Eating, when I lived in New Jersey. She was in NYC for a few days visiting and I took the train up to meet her. We walked to Central Park and chatted for a few hours. Of course, there were some sham blogs, mostly the ones that were always all 'woe is me' and coming up with horrible things that just kept happening to them. But they were far and few between. I loved my little blogging community. Plus, blogging gave me a creative outlet for writing and my photography. I miss all that. I miss Reya, Pod, Sally, Jane, Steve just to mention my favorites. 

And now I am told I am obsolete. Should I even be starting to blog again?? I wonder. Anyway, here I am.

I was not going to share updates to the blog on FB like I said above, but good ol' hubby told me again that no one would bother coming to the blog just to see if I had done another entry. So, here I am, posting an update on FB. Come and see me, read me ... or not. If you have a blog, let me know please! I'd love to start reading blogs again.

Comments:

I don’t blog anymore either - just sort of lost interest and ran out of things to say, but still enjoy reading other people’s thoughts and ideas.

Happy New Year, sweet friend (Rick too!).  Overjoyed for your happiness.  The blog is fun to read.  Love❤️

I love that you’re blogging! I have never really blogged myself, just commented on some.  I prefer more detail compared to superficial info - so I love your blog.  But I’m just not sure how to follow it? Happy New Year!

Sharon, hey there! Thank you for reading! As for how to follow the blog, our software platform used to have more features like sending out alerts when a new blog entry was posted and also letting me know when a comment was posted. Alas, like my blog, the software is becoming obsolete and does not get updated anymore, so now none of those features exist. I can send out an email to interested people when I post a new entry, or I will always post an alert on FB. The only other way which is tedious is to just check in with the blog every other day. If you want me to send you an email, just PM with your email and I will do so.

Lynne, thank you! I’ll bookmark this and just check on a regular basis, and also keep an eye on FB for the alerts.

You are anything BUT a dinosaur! I love reading your blog and I can still access it through my bookmarked “New Jersey Girl.” Please don’t give up like so many others have. There are still blog lovers out there, and unlike the passive pablum the rest of them feed us, you still keep yours REAL. Even if you only do it for you, know that we are out there waiting to read what you will choose to write about next time about next time!

There’s still a few happy dinosaurs out there!

When I first started blogging, it was an outlet for me.  (Well, and to keep my folks caught up on things.) Then it got fun when everyone started blogging! So…now…it"s perfectly fine to just do it for ourselves again.

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