I might be back... but is anyone else there?
It's strange but when I started blogging a little over six years ago, to have had seven comments in 24 hours would have left me elated. In fact it was something of an occasion to have had even three or four comments.... it felt like fame! But now, although I haven't reached the dizzy heights of having hundreds of comments, to have anything less than a dozen or so leaves me feeling as though there is no-one there. Ridiculous I know!
But the nature of blogging has changed over the past six years. Back then there were a lot less people doing it... Facebook and Twitter were still in their infancy and other platforms such as instagram and Pinterest were not even heard of. Blogging still felt new and fun. But now, many of the people I connected with when I first started blogging are no longer doing it. Times have changed.
But even if blogging is being abandoned in favour of more instant communication, I still like it. I don't own a smart phone or similar device so Twitter isn't really something I've got the hang of. I quite like Facebook but I think it reaches a different audience. But I like blogging best of all. I like the fact I need to think about my photographs and words. It feels more considered somehow and so I'm sticking with it for now. What about you? What do you think?
And today's photographs have nothing to do with my words because this wasn't what I set out to write! I was going to say that after the luxury of a week away and being served three meals a day, it felt equally luxurious to be back home in my own kitchen cooking yesterday. A creamy leek and goat's cheese tart with chilli coleslaw and a banana and walnut loaf... to use up the black bananas. Just in case you were interested!