Blogging is Old School

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. 

12 thoughts on “Blogging is Old School

  1. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 1:32 pm

    If blogger shuts down, pop on over to WordPress and get some writing therapy. *giggle* If nothing else, you can subscribe and keep the thoughts flowing.Oh, and I'm an amateur genealogist. Done LOTS of researching on my goofy family. I'm adopted, and holy moly, what a tangled web I have found. It takes too long to explain here but let me say I \”feel your pain\” about the lies and tangles. We humans sure can make an unnecessary muddle of our lives. xxhttps://redbirdacres.wordpress.com/

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  2. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    Yeah, it is not what it used to be. I have a lot of subscribers that are only able to get notifications by email, so we will see. I have also found that some bloggers I follow do not notify me when they have a new post, possibly why the blogger community seems to be waning. I agree, I think we are being squeezed.

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  3. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 8:25 pm

    I love blogging too, it's a big part of my mental health.

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  4. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 9:44 pm

    That's what I plan to do when blogger finally stops. I already have WordPress just not the blog. Genealogy is my passion. No one quite understands, expect another Genealogy buff.

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  5. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 9:45 pm

    It's either blog or talk to myself…

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  6. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 11:00 pm

    I know, they are always changing things. Sometimes it's hard to figure out the changes. But I love to blog, and it gives us a chance to share our thoughts, photos, happenings in our lives. If you ever want to see the blogs you follow, there is the Reading List you can look at. ~Sheri

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  7. Anonymous April 16, 2021 / 11:17 pm

    I follow all blogs through blogger's friend connect or through Bloglovin on my phone app. I use the reader, blogger has set up and that is not changing, at least not yet. There are a few I follow by email and will have to go through them and add them to my own reader list. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. Anonymous April 17, 2021 / 12:25 am

    I enjoy blogging too. I've met so many wonderful people I would never have met through it. I hate that they keep changing things and taking things away. I will be very sad if they shut Blogger down.

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  9. Anonymous April 17, 2021 / 5:11 am

    When they quit blogger, I guess my blog life will be over. But I will still follow a few blogs. I find them relaxing. There is so much news and it wears a person down. It is just nice to read something that is not that intense.

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  10. Anonymous April 18, 2021 / 12:42 am

    I don't think much about such things as I take life one day at a time

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