When I started this blog, there were so many interesting blogs to read that I didn't have time for them all. There were so many people blogging, and commenting on each other's blogs, that it felt like a connected community.
Over the years, most of the blogs I used to read have disappeared. Some of the authors declared their intent to stop. Others just fizzled out, spacing posts far apart and then just disappearing. Still others became mostly sponsored posts, losing their previous character.
Has blogging, particularly the kind I enjoy, about people's lives and adventures, without a lot of filters or ads, had its heyday? I notice, when I care about these kind of things, which is rarely, that I have less and less comments and page views. Maybe I've come to the end of interesting things to say, or maybe people are more interested in social media pictures and not in reading anymore. I know I always mean to comment on the blogs I enjoy; I often just forget to, putting it off until later.
I've had this blog for eight years; it may soon be time to let it go. Until then, I've enjoyed being a part of this somewhat odd, but always interesting community. Write on, friends.