15 years and a second post

Leaving my drawing frustration behind, let’s be more positive. Today is the Razorblade’s fifteenth anniversary. Fifteen whole years of blogging seems quite remarkable to me, though I know some bloggers, such as Blue Witch, Gordon and Diamond Geezer, have been going strong for much longer. DG is particularly remarkable because he still writes every day.

I don’t know how much longer the old-fashioned personal, not for financial gain blog will carry on. I think there has been a slight resurgence this past year because we’ve all been stuck at home so much, but the blogging communities that there used to be have diminished hugely. Sometimes, a friend will restart a blog and find it’s just not the same, but I don’t know if they’re the same themselves in blogging terms, I don’t think they read and comment on other blogs as they used to, so it’s hardly surprising that no one knows they’re there. But it does take some commitment.

I don’t suppose that a blog party will be possible this year, but I hope that I might see some of you. Thanks for visiting, however that has happened.

10 comments on “15 years and a second post

  1. Gordon

    DG is a freak, an outlier, and the one time I met him seems like a really nice guy! I do not know how he does it, every single day, but I’d imagine he shrugs it off…

    Blogging for sure has changed loads but I made my peace with it being my space and if no-one reads it, well that’s not why I publish things so who cares! And yes, in the ‘olden’ days commenting was much much more prevalent, but it’s nice to say hi sometimes (hi!).

    Happy 15th anniversary!!

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  2. diamond geezer

    A really nice freak, honest.

    Congratulations on 15 years, it’s astonishing achievement.

    I’ve been keeping a diary daily since 1977 – intended audience 1. Regular writing’s not just about the number of people who read it, but also about getting it all out of your head.

    Keep going for as long as it helps…

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  3. Blue Witch

    Happy Blogday!

    My observation on the subject of blogging is: the more one has to do the less one has time to write.

    My observation on commenting is: people are so used to reading paid-for-in-some-way content that one doesn’t feel the need to comment. Once upon a time, most readers were other bloggers who commented to acknowledge and encourage each other, and have a genuine dialogue. Now, most people assume bloggers are paid so money rather than comments are enough reward for them, so they don’t need to bother.

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    1. Z Post author

      I think a lot of it has to do with smartphones. It’s more awkward to log onto blogs to comment. Also, on Facebook and other sites, one can just ‘like’ and move on.

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  4. dinahmow

    I hadn’t thought about it, but I’ve been “at it” since 2006. Blimey! I’ve struggled lately, but will try to be more regular. Perhaps if I write about prunes…
    Anyway, well done, you. Far too early for a toast, but I shall salute my blogging chums tonight.

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