I stopped blogging the traditional way a long time ago. In fact, if you go back and check the date of my last post (before this one ofc), you’ll see that I haven’t updated regularly in MONTHS.
The truth is… there’s is an inner battle between the old school Flor and the I understand everything’s Instagram and TikTok right now. It’d be ridiculous of me to deny the reality that we, as users of the Internet, have chosen to digest content online in the form of apps and we’ve left… behind? Or let’s say, neglected, the notion of typing a blog’s name and reading right from the Internet browser.
Reading from an especially designed app and having everything in one place is convenient, let’s not deny it. The joy of not having dozens of tabs open is MARVELOUS. You tap into Instagram and BAM! You’ve got a visual gallery of outfits, food recipes, home deco ideas, DIYs, etcétera. You tap into YouTube and BAM! You can find the right tutorial, review, unboxing, tailed especially for you.
Each platform gathers the content of interest and presents it to you in a user-friendly way. You don’t have to fear missing anything at all because everything’s in there, and you can even activate notifications from your favorite creators.
The era of bookmarking your favorite blogs is over. Long gone are the days I’d sit down to open bookmarks one by one. I don’t have to do that anymore.
We’re even wary of subscribing through e-mail! We don’t need any more newsletters into our already full inboxes, thank you very much.
In conclusion: this space, in particular, will be kept alive, but not in the same spirit as it did before. I’ll make my best to make every post useful and evergreen. I may publish every week, or every 2 weeks, or even once a month. I don’t know. But what I’m sure of is that I’m going to stop putting so much energy into a place I don’t have a strong passion for anymore.