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Am I too old to blog now?

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.

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5 Comments

  • Berry Dakara

    I completely understand how you feel. I’m in my mid to late thirties and the newer bloggers cropping up seem so young, and I don’t really relate to them. It might be why I gravitate more towards podcasts now, But I still enjoy blogging though, even though I passed my peak blogging days a few years ago.

    I also wonder how much longer I’ll blog for though. Every time I decide I may not be into it anymore, I find something that keeps me going. Maybe if I had a lot more social media followers, I would be more inclined to leave blogging.

    Ah well.

  • Sarah

    Yup, this. All of this. Not so much my age, because I don’t think that comes into it, but, I don’t feel like I have anything to add to the conversation anymore. I feel like everyone is just fighting over PR packages and invites to events, and I’m just not here for that. I started blogging because I had something to say, something to share, I wanted to find like minded people – and I did, but now? I want to write, I miss curating posts, but I don’t miss the drama and stress that blogging seems to be made up of these days. I’d love to come back to it but I feel like the only way forward now is to go with a niche, publish less often but with higher quality posts and concentrate on SEO and Keywords, quality over quantity and eventually, sell a product of some kind, that seems to be what all the cool kids are doing these days anyway!

    Sarah
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Panty Buns

    Egads, PLEASE put the thought about possibly being too old to blog out of your mind immediately!!!!!!
    After all, if you are too old to blog what would that say about me, being more than twice your age (gulp)???
    I know it may be startling to see how young some of the new bloggers are,
    but I also know of (on the internet, not in real life) many bloggers who make you seem quite young by comparison. Additionally I promised to never grow up (from ‘Peter Pan’).
    I do get discouraged sometimes (and haven’t posted in 10 months), but blogging can be like free supportive listening therapy, so why not avail myself of it?
    I can’t imagine why you would even consider giving it up.
    You are still young, pretty, and in great shape.
    I am sure you will have plenty of experiences, fashion hauls and outfits, makeup beauty finds and tips and, of course, cute cat poses and adventures to (hopefully) share in the future. 😀

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