Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

Posted July 10th, 2017 by in Discussions / 6 comments

This discussion post came to me when I was updating my blog roll. I had to remove 25% (admittedly that’s only 5) of my blog roll links due to inactivity. This made me inexplicably sad and I thought it worthy of a discussion post.

I remember when I started blogging in 2010 there were SO many blogs. Even then a large amount of them were specifically geared towards young adult books but there were still enough of a variety of other book blogs that it felt like a vast community. I felt like such a small fish. I was for several years.

I know there are still a ton of book blogs but I feel like the community that Once Upon a Chapter “grew up in” is disappearing in bits and pieces. A lot of my Twitter friends are former book bloggers. I miss their blogs and their enthusiasm. They still read but it isn’t such a big part of their life anymore and Twitter or GoodReads satisfies their needs.

To former #bookbloggers Your voice is missed. Click To Tweet

This post is by no means meant to guilt former book bloggers or to ignore the new ones that have sprung in their place. Everyone has their reasons for no longer blogging. I almost threw in the towel myself multiple times. It was more to say “Your voice is missed.” Even if it is too little, too late.

Which blogs do you miss? Which blogs do you follow now?



6 Responses to “Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?”

    • Stephanie

      It makes me a little sad but I have to say I can understand why they left. I’ve never heard of Bookmark Lit. I’ll have to check it out!

  1. Morgan @ The Bookish Beagle

    The funny thing is my friend’s girlfriend had her own book blog back in 2010 and I used to read it- she did all the memes, reviews, everything! And this was way before I knew the blogging community existed. So it feels ironic that she stopped blogging just as I became more involved on twitter with reading blogs. But yeah, I’m always impressed when I find blogs who have been around for so long! It seems like a great achievement.

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    • Stephanie

      It’s funny how there is this whole community out there when it starts with following just one blog. I did the same! I’m glad you decided to start blogging and being active on Twitter! Your feed always makes me smile.

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