This post has been in the works for probably something like two years now. I'd come back to it every so often, think I had it perfect, and then completely rewrite it. But I think I've finally managed to express myself the way that I want to, so it's seeing the light of day. Blogging has changed immeasurably since I first started using livejournal back in high school in the early 2000s. Whether you’ve had an online space for literally half your life(!) like I have, or if you’ve always been a silent reader, I feel like blogging has enriched my life in so many ways and I know I wouldn’t be the same person without it.
But in all the ways it’s changed, so has my relationship with it, and I want to talk a bit more about that. Of course I only have my own experiences as a frame of reference, and I don’t claim to be an authority on the matter, but I have a lot of thoughts about the way blogging has become an industry and how these changes have influenced me and my blog, and I think it’s important to talk about it. Side note: I went on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon earlier this year which is where these photos are from – but back to business!Read More