Have you noticed our little blog community has changed a lot in the past few years? I have. We all used to post a bit more and were posting more personal ideas (I think!) So what has changed?
First I decided to look at . . . why do bloggers post? For comments and communication of course! The more comments and discussion the more inspired we are to post. Less comments=less posts. Why don't people comment as much? Because they are "pinning" instead! I feel like our blogs are starting to become more of a scrapbook of ideas then a larger community of art teachers sharing and discussing. Don't get me wrong there are still a core group of people who are community creators, but there are definitely more "pinners."
So, if you want to find out what posts people are truly interested in, you won't find out through the comments or even page views. You'll find it through their pins.
Simply type this in your browser and all the pins of your posts will come up!
So there you have it. The reason we have more readers, fewer discussions, fewer comments is because people are too busy pinning. I do miss the old blogger, but instead of being sad about how things have changed, I think I'll roll with it, pin it, whatever we are doing nowadays! Happy pinning!