Do bloggers need to do everything? Blogging Update

I try not to blog too often about blogging, as it is for an incredibly small audience, and I don’t think that I am an authority on what you should or should not be doing on a blog. However, sometimes a question strikes me and if it sticks for long enough, I will share it here to hopefully open up a discussion. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the proliferation of bloggers that have a store on their blog, and a course, and an e-book, and a YouTube channel, and services, and this, and that, and and and- is this becoming the norm for bloggers? And are we expected as bloggers to have all of these things?

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Sunshine Blogger Award, courtesy of Homeplaceweb!

The Homeplaceweb has very graciously nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! What an absolutely lovely surprise, especially from a fellow Canadian blogger. If you are interested in some beautiful artwork and photography, baking, fashion, history, and pretty much anything fascinating, you should certainly head there and follow her!! I always appreciate being nominated for an award, because it means that someone thinks well of you and I think that we can all appreciate that 🙂 To get the nitty gritty out of the way:

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RULES:
• Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the questions the blogger asked you.
• Nominate other new blogs to receive the award and compose new questions for them to answer.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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Thoughts on My Blog

With the year slowly winding down (or up?), I’ve been spending more time thinking on my blog- where it’s currently at, where I’ve come from, and where I want it to go. I firmly believe that blogs are living things that grow and change with us (or away from us), and it’s a good exercise for any blogger to take stock of what they are creating and publishing.

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The Pinterest Question

Pinterest is a hot topic in the blogging world. I think it’s calmed down in the actual world, but it still consumes hours upon hours of bloggers’ lives and it’s very much considered an integral part of blogging for many people. Each form of social media is a living and breathing animal that behaves however it’s creators want (which is completely unbeknownst to the rest of us). In my quest to educate myself, I’ve tried to find as much information as I could about Pinterest, and after much thought, these are the conclusions that I arrived at!

The Pinterest Question

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Comments…

A quick housekeeping update to everyone- if you notice I’m responding to a comment that is four to five months old, it’s because I just discovered that WordPress has marked 200+ comments as spam! Most are from regular posters but I am so sorry to everyone that I didn’t see this before. I promise to check my spam filter on a daily basis from here on out to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!
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Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 7

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading

Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 6

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading

Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 5

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading

Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 4

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon! Continue reading

Black and White Photo Challenge, Day 3

Orla from Fancy Paper Blog has very kindly nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge! For seven days I will share one black and white photo from the day before, with no people in it and no explanation…. These posts will go up at noon!  Continue reading