I'm sitting here, thinking about how much blogging is both a dying art and an art that is blowing up at the same time.
You see, with blogging platforms like tumblr and instant gratification like status updates and tweets, there's a new form of blogging that's fun and easy for everyone to enjoy. And then we have blogger and wordpress, a more traditional way of writing. Even though you can schedule your updates and keep drafting things as you need to with tumblr, they've still taken a lot of the guessing out of getting your images just the right size and in just the right area of the entry. Which is pretty fantastic, but it can be a bit frustrating when you're used to the older methods. You know, like paying attention to html codes that you place in your textfields, specifically the ones that say how wide, how tall, how many pixels for a border, what color border- all that.
When I think of reorganizing my blog and or trying to make it to where I actually put it to use, I think of easy things. I think of the instant gratification. I also think of my roots and I think about how long I've been doing this for. I think of the important things.. I make analogies. Like with photography; today's DSLR is not at all what yesterday's SLR was. Today's blogging is much the same yet it has so much improved. Even blogger and wordpress, though they remain more traditional are still leaps and bounds more advanced than they were before with every update, have been adapted to bend to the demand for instant gratification. Another good analogy is coffee; blogger and wordpress are more like a traditional frenchpress and tumblr/twitter/facebook are more like those super awesome but outrageously annoying Keurig single cup brewers. Sure it will make you this really pretty cup full of caffeine but somehow filling the top too fast gets water all over your counter top and it will occasionally explode pods in the most awkward ways. And sure, a full pot is nice but what a waste of coffee grounds when all you want is one cup at a time..
There's a lot of ways to look at this particular subject.. there's no wrong answer but sometimes easy and pretty remains annoying and worthless. I'm not sold that I should abandon more traditional methods but I'm lazy and whiney like the rest of most sheeple on the internets. I like shiny and I like instant gratification. Oh, interwebs! What a tangled web you weave..