The mid-\’90s were exciting times on the internet. Besides AOL, I found Xanga – my first blogging platform that hooked me. It was a perfect outlet for me, an introvert who doesn\’t talk much but that doesn\’t mean I don\’t have a lot to say.
Then I heard about Yahoo360. Anybody remember that platform? Early 2000\’s. When they flopped a few years later, I started with Blogger. I had found a home. I tried WordPress but it is not as user-friendly as Blogger.
There have been so many changes to the Blogosphere since. They are squeezing us oldtimers out. Or at least it seems that way to me. I am not interested in monetizing my blog. Been there – done that. It was the hardest and longest way to earn a measly $100. Even now, I had some ads up but for some reason, they have locked me out of my Adsense account. I have close to another $100 earned.
Now they are closing down the email subscription widgets for Feedburner as of July.
I\’m guessing if you have signed up via email, after July you might not be receiving your favorite blogs anymore. That\’s why they are telling us to download our subscriber list. So instead of me doing all of that, if you prefer to read via email then signup through Bloglovin at the top of my blog.
I get a feeling, within the next few years, Blogger might shut down.
That\’s when I will end up back with my therapist.