For a while there, I wondered if blogging, and blog readers would disappear. As things become more and more instant, and more brief, I wondered if our attention span would shrink to the point at which we wouldn’t have time to bother with books or blogs. Maybe the world would go the way of facebook, twitter, and instagram. I pondered abandoning this blog and moving my attempts at a creative outlet to instagram. Then I received an inquiry from someone who has a REAL blog.
Mary from chasing mailboxes d.c. contacted me to see if I’d be interested in answering a few interview questions. That was the inquiry, and that expression of interest was plenty encouraging all by itself. It is always uplifting to have someone you respect as having more talent and skill paying attention to your own feeble efforts. So I responded with enthusiasm, and she posted the interview HERE. Then I learned there was an even greater encouragement yet to come.
Mary did a series of interviews. What I learned is that there are several really talented and interesting bloggers out there I had not yet found. I’ve been reminded that blogs are not disappearing. More instant and brief options are available, but there remain people who observe, contemplate, and share more thoroughly. So my perspective on blogging has been refreshed. Seeing the work of these (new to me) fellow bloggers challenges me to learn how to improve my posts. I have many fine examples to follow.
So thank you, Mary, for the inquiry and interview. And thank you Annie who also recently posted about some new blogs she has found on anniebikes. If you enjoy blogs with cycling content, I suggest you take a look at some of the options provided. You might find something new to enjoy, or a little encouragement.