Saturday 5 May 2018

To Blog or not to Blog...


It will not have escaped your attention that this blog has been silent for some time. This is mainly due to the fact that I have both been very busy:

- I had heaps of tests to mark
- there were meetings about pupils at work, takes up a lot of time
- my youngest son got ill (he's fine by now now worries)
- I went away to the UK with school (more on that later)
- we rebuilt our garden shed and started building a playground-thingy in the garden of mega-enormous size.

and the fact I have been thinking about stopping to blog at all.

While the blog has a steadfast group of followers that actually reply to my posts, for which I am grateful so thanks heaps chaps,  I also get to speak to most of them elsewhere like on FB and the like. Therefore it is sometimes hard to know for whom I actually write this blog. Now this may seem harsh but compare making a blog post to doing a FB post: for a blogpost you have to at least try to take decent pictures with an actual camera, you then have to adapt those pictures (in size etcetera) and write a half decent post to go along, add labels and so on. Now a FB post is going to FB click on the photo icon of your phone take a picture upload it and write: look what I painted / bought/ am doing. See that takes up no time at all!
Replies are instantaneous as well on FB oh and can be massive! Just a few days ago I posted a picture of some stuff I got for Bloodbowl and it got 132 plus likes !!! That's insane...isn't it?

So am I after the satisfaction provided by that horror that is Social Media Gratification measured in likes? Well no, but the fact that on the many FB groups I frequent I can get an almost immediate response to questions and posts and thus feedback, is just really great.

So why haven't I closed the blog down? Well I might still do that, photobucket has summoned me to resubscribe and if I don't most of the pictures here will disappear soon. But I mainly refrained from doing so because the blog has brought me so many good hobby friends as well like Michael, Iannick, Ray, Millsy and not to be forgotten the Snowlord himself. 
So I will stick with it some longer and re-think all this blogging shenanigans a bit better.

Next up will either be a post on my schooltrip to the UK or something Blood Bowl related, I haven't decided yet so bear with me.

Cheers Sander