I've had a change of heart lately, about where this blog is going and whether it's any use keeping it alive. I've worked to keep this blog updated every other day for the past year and four months, but recently I've reduced it down because I just didn't feel like all the hard work was worth the effort. I've unintentionally alienated friends and family because my blog has become a central element of my life, and my university work has also faltered because of it. Despite all this, I've been watching my follower numbers decreasing a lot lately, and it's really unsettled me. People keep telling me 'it's fine, GFC doesn't stand for anything anymore', but the point is it's not that the follower numbers are stagnating, it's that they're reducing. People are actively unfollowing the blog for some reason. Perhaps I've upset you? Perhaps I've offended some readers? I'd love some feedback if so, because I'd like to change that. I'm not an offensive person, and I don't seek to upset people, and it's upset me that it appears I've done that completely unintentionally through the blog.
I'm aware I reach a very narrow niche in the blogging world. Alternative blogs don't always reach the heady heights of more popular, mainstream blogs, and I've been aware of that since I started. But who can say they're not a bit upset when they see blogs established a matter of weeks ago gaining 10x the number of followers they have? It's not to say that I'm ungrateful for the 160 followers I have that have stood by me, some of which have been here since day one, for which I would hug you all if I could reach that far.
So while I figure out what to do with this blog, whether I just leave it to waste away like the zombie it is, or whether I keep it going until I snap out of it, I'll be reducing the frequency of posts to twice a week - one on Mondays and one on Fridays. This should give me time to break out of the vicious cycle of 'buy shit > photograph it > blog about it', get some uni work done and return to earth a bit.
Thank you for bearing with me!