This post is more of a ‘Confessions of a Blogger in the Age of Fleeting Likes: Why I Still Write, Even When No One’s Watching’

Remember the golden age of blogging? The days of quirky layouts, heartfelt entries, and comments sections buzzing with genuine conversation? Yeah, me too. Sometimes, I scroll through my dusty archives and wonder: has the art of blogging truly gone down?

Let’s face it, the landscape has changed. Algorithms favor bite-sized content, attention spans are shorter than ever, and the pressure to churn out “viral” hits can stifle the creative spark. But amidst the noise, here I am, still tapping away, pouring my heart into blog posts that might only reach a handful of souls. Why? Because, dear reader, despite the challenges, I still believe in the magic of blogging.

Blogging isn’t about chasing trends or racking up likes. It’s about finding your voice, exploring your passions, and connecting with like-minded individuals. It’s a space where vulnerability thrives, where authenticity is celebrated, and where long-form storytelling can weave its magic.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not some grumpy old-timer yelling at clouds. Social media has its undeniable benefits. But the instant gratification, the pressure for perfectly curated lives, and the ever-changing algorithms leave me longing for the golden age of blogging.

What am I doing?
Yet, here I am, still clinging to my little corner of the internet, fingers still flying across the keyboard. Why? Because despite the changing landscape, blogging, for me, remains a passion, a refuge, and a way to share the things that truly matter. I started blogging back in 2005, yes that’s how long I’ve been writing…. I was working at a BPO, was fed up with the “no life” I had and needed a place to vent. Infact, I was on and used to be active on Caferati, a forum for writers and I used to share poems and small pieces of fiction. Something went off in my mind and I wondered what would happen to all that I’d written if that site went down or shut down. Dug around the internet and discovered the world of blogging. Started my first blog, more as a place to store the things i had been writing. And before I knew it, I was ranting and sharing daily stories.

From there, it’s grown to what it is today. I now have 5 blogs [4 active, 1 dormant] –
1. General life [ with some focus on body shaming, NPD, personalities etc]
2. Food – cooking, recipes, reviews
3. Travel – travelogues 
4. Freelancing – Content creation, my journey, challenges
5. Book/Movie/Concert reviews- this is a blog that has kinda gone to sleep
My website – 

What’s my secret?

Here’s my secret: I don’t blog for the masses. I blog for myself. I write about the things that set my soul on fire, the experiences that shape me, the ideas that keep me up at night. It’s a form of self-expression, a way to process the world around me, and a chance to share a piece of my heart with anyone willing to listen.

And sometimes, someone does listen. A comment, a shared post, a message of connection – these are the moments that remind me why I keep writing. They fuel my passion, reminding me that even in the age of fleeting likes, there’s a place for slow, deliberate storytelling, for deep dives into the human experience.

So, to all the fellow bloggers out there, clinging to their craft in a world obsessed with instant gratification, I say this: keep writing. Write for yourself, write for your passions, write for the joy of putting words to paper (or screen). Because even if the world doesn’t seem to be listening, the act of creation itself is a beautiful, powerful thing. And who knows, maybe, just maybe, your words will touch someone’s heart, just like mine touched yours today.

Maybe the art of blogging has changed, but it hasn’t died. It just evolved, finding new niches and voices. And even if the world seems obsessed with fleeting trends, there will always be a place for slow, thoughtful expression, for stories that linger and emotions that resonate.

So, for all the fellow blog-aholics out there, keep writing. Keep sharing. Keep pouring your hearts onto the page. Let your voice be heard, even if it’s just a whisper in the vast digital wilderness. Because in the end, it’s not about the clicks or the likes; it’s about the stories we tell and the connections we make.

And who knows, maybe, just maybe, our passion will inspire others to pick up the pen (or keyboard) and rediscover the beauty of the written word. After all, even in a world of fleeting moments, some things are worth savouring.

What do you think? Is the art of blogging truly gone, or is it simply evolving? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Let’s keep the conversation going, one blog post at a time.

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