When I first started this blog, I was 26 years old.
I’m not 33 and still here. Hello.
But so much has changed.
Both with me and the blogging community.
Things were much more ‘rough around the edges’ back them. Blogs weren’t perfect, photos didn’t look professional and everything was a bit more homely.
Now even brand new bloggers have stunning websites and photography thanks to how easy it is these days to take amazing photos on an iPhone, edit it on a free app, download themes and make graphics.
Another thing that seems different is the community in general. I feel I’ve not made any new blogging friends in ages! That’s partly my fault – I don’t really put myself out there, mostly due to not having much time to build relationships on Twitter, but I think another reason is my age.
I feel like when I was 26, it was a pretty average age for a blogger. I’ve seen lots of bloggers stop blogging over the years and it seems there’s now a new generation of bloggers. Younger ones that are at university, in their late teens and early 20’s. As a 33-year-old woman, I just don’t relate to them.
Not in a bad way, just that our lives are so different and I’ve always gravitated towards people slightly older than me.
There are times when I feel a bit too old to be blogging. I’m not sure what direction I’m going in with it and if I’m completely honest, I feel a bit lost. I think I peaked in around 2015/2016 and now things just seem so different. When I hear the word ‘blogging’ or ‘blogger’, it does sound a bit childish.
I’ve changed a lot and I’m not sure if blogging is something I need in my life so much anymore. It’s not something that defines me like it used to and it’s not something I am so fixated upon.
Which is a shame because I miss that passion and drive for it. I still have passion, but they are just invested in other things!
I’m not sure what this post is about, I guess I am a just wondering if anyone else feels like they have outgrown blogging?
Maybe I was using it to fill a void which I no longer need filling.