It seems like most of the bloggers I follow--especially those who don't make money off of it--have been writing about how blogging is changing/has changed. That or they've simply fallen off the radar. I confess that I am guilty of the latter!
For me personally, it's simply that I don't have the luxury of much free time. The baby is in a very clingy stage, so nearly every waking minute is spent holding/touching/wearing her. She doesn't love any of the baby carriers we have, so when I can actually get her in one, I have to be strategic about my time. Even though she sleeps "through the night" (which means a 5-hour stretch), by the time I get to bed after my one pumping session, I normally get 2-3 hours of sleep before she is ready to eat. That feeding usually takes about an hour with her being half asleep, then she will usually sleep another 2-3 hours. After that, it's a toss up on any given day if she will go down for a decent nap or if she will decide to be up for the day.
In the evenings, Hubs and I try to spend an hour of quality time together, usually catching up on a TV show and talking. Then I normally have 45 minutes-1 hour before I pump, and after that I might watch one of my shows on Netflix then crash for the night. So basically, I get maybe an hour a day to just do my own thing, and I have to be very selective about what gets done in that time. Unfortunately, blogging isn't often at the top of that list.
Since most of my time reading blogs now happens via iPhone, I am not as interactive as I once was. It's so annoying to comment via phone and even when I mark posts for later comment, I often run out of time to go back (see above). So, if I used to comment on your blog a lot and don't now, know that I'm still a loyal reader!
Then, of course, there is the praising/lamenting of Instagram. Honestly? I love it. I like following my favorite bloggers on that medium because I hate twitter, and I feel like it's so much more personal. The things that drew me to my favorites in the first place were their writing, their voice, their story. So to see snippets of daily life via Instagram feeds that interest/curiosity for me. Plus, it's easier for me to not feel so much of that inherent comparison--because you see more of people than simply the best, most polished posts. Also? Not as many sponsored ads, which is much more enjoyable as a reader.
Even though my priorities and free time have shifted for now, I don't anticipate dropping blogging completely. It's fun to look back on things sometimes, even if looking back is occasionally embarrassing. I like having this blog, in particular, as it has documented our family's experiences, my growth as a wife and mother, and there are a lot of treasured photos. I've maintained a blog in some form since early high school, and a journal for as long as I can remember, and I have always liked recording life as it happens. So, I'd love for you to keep reading! But even if the whole blogosphere dissolves, I'll still be here plugging away as often as I can.