MAKING BLOGLAND BETTER  

spunkycumfun 61M/66F
29477 posts
9/21/2021 8:44 am
MAKING BLOGLAND BETTER



Since returning to blogland after a few years’ absence, it’s very clear that blogland is a much quieter place than it used to be. There are fewer bloggers, fewer blog posts, fewer comments on blog posts, fewer followers and visitors of blogs and, thankfully unless I’ve missed something, fewer blog wars.

I’ve just read two very insightful blog posts about the state of blogland. superbjversion2’s The Meandering Blogland River superbly compares blogland with the formation of oxbow lakes, which for some reason we were all taught about at school! smartasswoman’s Random Stuff smartly sees the decline of blogland as part of the decline of blogging generally amidst the growing popularity of other forms of social media, such as Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

The site clearly hasn’t helped blogland with its many glitches, though I suspect these glitches don’t fully explain why blogland has gotten much quieter. But if the site rolls out its new format again - merging blogs and groups, streaming posts selected by an algorithm to each member and discarding blogland’s homepage - then this would just destroy all sense of community in blogland.

The site has no reason to make blogland a better place as blogging can’t be monetised easily. The site makes its money elsewhere.

It goes without saying that we all blog for slightly different reasons. I like blogging because I feel part of a wider community; I’ve made some great online friends here; I’ve found out things that I wouldn’t have known about; I’ve enjoyed the freedom of expressing myself without the normal constraints of offline conversations; and I like writing and reading about sex!

Though blogland may be in terminal decline, and I hope it’s not, it may be ways of arresting its decline and making blogland a more animated, lively and vibrant place.

Blogland is great for standard members as they can blog freely and communicate with all other members. By the same token, blogland is great for gold members because they can communicate with standard as well as gold members.

Blogland is great for new members as they can get know other members. I’ve noticed that many new blogs are created every day but seemingly very few of these blogs become established and popular. Blogland’s homepage focuses largely on established and popular blogs, which to an extent fosters competition amongst the top blogs.


How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with blogland?
What can this site do to make blogland better?
What can bloggers do to make blogland better?


For what it’s worth, and others may have very different ideas, I think bloggers, individually and collectively, need to try and cultivate a greater sense of community. Below are just a few examples of how a sense of community has been or can be promoted in blogland.

Every week a few bloggers, via the HNW Bloggers’s group moderated by JN63JPN, celebrate Half Nekkid Wednesday, though I must confess that I always cheat with my contributions.

There used be a virtual symposium, initiated by humorlife and continued by pocogato12, where every month many bloggers would post a contribution on a selected topic, but unfortunately this symposium fizzled out.

Also there used be annual blog awards. Bloggers would vote for the best blog, funniest blog, sexiest blog, etc. Unfortunately, there was no award for the blogger with the best cock in Nottingham!

Before I joined blogland, I think there was a mentoring scheme in which established bloggers would help new bloggers to get going in blogland.

Some bloggers, through their posts, instil a sense of community. For example, there's citizen4722’s tricky music quizzes every Sunday and there's Tmptrzz’s weekly NFL Picks Contest - the 49ers are going win the Super Bowl this season!

Many bloggers are very good at commenting on other bloggers’ posts and at replying to comments on their blogs. Blogging works with interaction between bloggers; it’s all about relationships. There’s little point writing a blog if no one is reading and commenting on it.

I’ll stop now as I’ve gone on too much!






spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/21/2021 8:44 am

This post is not a rant harking back to a golden age of blogland. Blogland changes over time, for better or worse depending on your point of view.


Tmptrzz 59F  
104257 posts
9/21/2021 10:26 am

First off let me say Thank You for giving a shout out to all the wonderful Bloggers that you have mentioned in your blog today. And a personal Thank You from myself, letting bloggers know about my Weekly NFL Contest. It is my way of giving back to members here for being such great watchers, and especially those standard members who need points to navigate the site.

Secondly let me just say that Humorlife's Symposium had been taken over by Pocogato12 and she tried to keep it going to no avail. But unfortunately it just seemed to go by the wayside like many things do here.

How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with blogland?

You know I always tell members the site is what we make of it, and I believe that
fits well with blog land as well..

What can this site do to make blogland better?

I think the site can fix all the underlying issues they cause when they make
changes that they think are better when in fact all it does is cause more issues
that has driven many bloggers away. Like pictures disappearing, numbers, letters,, words missing from our blogs making us having to check back often and fix said issues.

What can bloggers do to make blogland better?

I think bloggers can make it better by not attacking other bloggers and causing DRAMA. There has been so many bloggers banned by the site because they kept stirring up
trouble. There are still these issues today, but it has gotten better and there has been less drama lately ( knock on wood ). Just have fun blogging and don't let others get to
you. Just blog about what makes you happy, as the definition of blogging is posting, stories, pictures, just all sorts of different things.

There is one more thing I would like to mention is when you leave a comment on someones blog it should be respectful and if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. I know we all have our thoughts and opinions on things but there is a way you can say things without being disrespectful.

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


spunkycumfun replies on 9/22/2021 10:39 am:
Many thanks for the reminder. I've added pocogato to the roster.

smartasswoman 64F  
35253 posts
9/21/2021 10:29 am

Good post spunky. I agree that the blogs are an excellent way for standard members to make themselves seen and get to know other members (although, I will say I have only ever met one or two fellow bloggers who lived within even 250 miles of me, so it's not necessarily a good way to find a love or sex connection).

One thing that might revive the blogs a bit would be for them to be included on the mobile application (which I suspect is what most members use these days) and maybe to have a couple of interesting posts featured on the home page each week.

Of course we all have our own ideas of what makes a post interesting, but in my view it's not porn pictures stolen off the internet.


lindoboy100 58M
23886 posts
9/21/2021 11:15 am

1. It is what it is, the level of satisfaction and complaints thereto will make no difference.
2. Remove the glitches, promote the community better, treat all bloggers equitably.
3. I've advocated some form of community control in the past, yep, that went down like a wet fart.

Sadly, nothing we say or do will make one iota of difference if the site makes no money from the community. And fair enough. If you were setting up a blogging community would you do it for free and expect the community members to contribute nothing besides a lot more work for you?

I hate to say it, because I will miss it terribly, but blogland will likely cease to exist in the foreseeable future, and for a variety of different reasons. Its inexorable spiral to the bottom is nearing the nadir.

Cheery chat for a Monday, what!?!

Hope you're well otherwise McPunky.


author51 58F  
126187 posts
9/21/2021 11:30 am

Blog Land is what one makes it themselves actually... Much like you, for the 6 years I have blogged (daily without fail) morning and afternoon, one sees the revolving door time and again of those who blog, disappear and return suddenly, sometimes years later...

I prefer the quietness as of late myself and the powers that be need to change the format of the Blogs homepage and "rating" blogs through responses and amount of comments or count how many posts per day they do in the equation. That needs to stop..

Everything in life changes and either we flow with the change or we do not. I am not on any other social media myself like Tik Tok, Instagram or Twitter at all. If those that are here in Blogland are blogging about the "decline" of Blogland and on those other social media sites, they may be part of Blogland's decline also......

We alone as bloggers, who are passionate about blogging, what we write, the finished "product" or message, we want to deliver, no matter how many people view or comment on it, already make it better, in our own ways and no one else's...

Sorry my friend, I tend to voice my opinion on this issue and have many times prior you returning to Blog Land..

You can never have enough JOY in their life....xoxo

FRISKY FRIDAY INSIDE MY THIGHS


author51 58F  
126187 posts
9/21/2021 11:31 am

    Quoting author51:
    Blog Land is what one makes it themselves actually... Much like you, for the 6 years I have blogged (daily without fail) morning and afternoon, one sees the revolving door time and again of those who blog, disappear and return suddenly, sometimes years later...

    I prefer the quietness as of late myself and the powers that be need to change the format of the Blogs homepage and "rating" blogs through responses and amount of comments or count how many posts per day they do in the equation. That needs to stop..

    Everything in life changes and either we flow with the change or we do not. I am not on any other social media myself like Tik Tok, Instagram or Twitter at all. If those that are here in Blogland are blogging about the "decline" of Blogland and on those other social media sites, they may be part of Blogland's decline also......

    We alone as bloggers, who are passionate about blogging, what we write, the finished "product" or message, we want to deliver, no matter how many people view or comment on it, already make it better, in our own ways and no one else's...

    Sorry my friend, I tend to voice my opinion on this issue and have many times prior you returning to Blog Land..
BTW: The Joy Of Tech brought a smile to my face.

You can never have enough JOY in their life....xoxo

FRISKY FRIDAY INSIDE MY THIGHS


OldStandardDudeX 69M  
119 posts
9/21/2021 11:45 am

I too have been away for a few years, and yes, it is different than before, but I suspect it is the nature of the place. Of all those blogs I used to follow, most are dormant, and those who used to follow my blog seem to have gone away as well.

Myself, after actively blogging here for a number of years, I reached a point where I had said everything I had, and found that I was repeating myself.....though there is always a new audience coming along.

Some might say, "It is what it is"......though that phrase sucks.....


author51 58F  
126187 posts
9/21/2021 11:47 am

    Quoting author51:
    Blog Land is what one makes it themselves actually... Much like you, for the 6 years I have blogged (daily without fail) morning and afternoon, one sees the revolving door time and again of those who blog, disappear and return suddenly, sometimes years later...

    I prefer the quietness as of late myself and the powers that be need to change the format of the Blogs homepage and "rating" blogs through responses and amount of comments or count how many posts per day they do in the equation. That needs to stop..

    Everything in life changes and either we flow with the change or we do not. I am not on any other social media myself like Tik Tok, Instagram or Twitter at all. If those that are here in Blogland are blogging about the "decline" of Blogland and on those other social media sites, they may be part of Blogland's decline also......

    We alone as bloggers, who are passionate about blogging, what we write, the finished "product" or message, we want to deliver, no matter how many people view or comment on it, already make it better, in our own ways and no one else's...

    Sorry my friend, I tend to voice my opinion on this issue and have many times prior you returning to Blog Land..
In my mind, if one does not like the site itself or how blogs have changed, it may be that their time is u p here and should continue to use the other platforms and social media stated above.

You can never have enough JOY in their life....xoxo

FRISKY FRIDAY INSIDE MY THIGHS


superbjversion2 66F
23742 posts
9/21/2021 12:12 pm

There are many things that could make a blogger leave. Frustration with glitches. Finding the relationship you want. Personal issues in the real world. Or simply running out of things to say.

But, to continue with the oxbow lake analogy .... just because our waters are evaporating doesn't mean the waters left behind need to stagnate. Interaction between reader and writer is key. I've abandoned some watched blogs simply because the person never responded to comments.

Making an effort to reach out to new bloggers would help ... maybe.
If I knew how to make bling, perhaps a blog olympics ... that's how I broke out of obscurity.
Now that the missing word glitch might be over (or at least not as bad) perhaps resuming the Virtual Symposium or something similar.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on the door forever!


Paulxx001 64M
21927 posts
9/21/2021 12:36 pm

You bring up some good points and observations. I love your positive point of view.
Blog on! 👍 😎❗❗


GhostofH 62M
22274 posts
9/21/2021 12:48 pm

While I agree with the majority of your post, Spunky, I do have an opinion on parts of it. I agree since the site can't monetize blogland, they don't put any resources towards it. I myself can't understand how something that should be neglected still manages to get tampered with and then stops working properly.

The site is a dating/sex site. It is what it is. It is NOT Facebook or some other social media site.

I chose to blog to highlight or 'sell' myself to the local ladies as a way of introduction or insight as to who I am/was, and what I was seeking from potential members. I found that I could 'advertise' myself in a way that my main profile could not. Also, in the past, Standard members had more access to the profiles even though they were not full/paid members. This privilege was slowly taken away, bit by bit, by the site over the years to now where it is non-existent.

So I always looked at blogging as an extension of my main profile. Just my two cents....


lok4fun500 111M  
50998 posts
9/21/2021 3:33 pm

My posts have declined mainly because of the glitches that site refuses to fix.
$$$$ is another factor for something not working!
I don't subscribe to the other medias you mentioned
As for the blogger awards, Bustybetty hasn't been here for years now!




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BiSussi 61F
1189 posts
9/21/2021 3:47 pm

    Quoting GhostofH:
    While I agree with the majority of your post, Spunky, I do have an opinion on parts of it. I agree since the site can't monetize blogland, they don't put any resources towards it. I myself can't understand how something that should be neglected still manages to get tampered with and then stops working properly.

    The site is a dating/sex site. It is what it is. It is NOT Facebook or some other social media site.

    I chose to blog to highlight or 'sell' myself to the local ladies as a way of introduction or insight as to who I am/was, and what I was seeking from potential members. I found that I could 'advertise' myself in a way that my main profile could not. Also, in the past, Standard members had more access to the profiles even though they were not full/paid members. This privilege was slowly taken away, bit by bit, by the site over the years to now where it is non-existent.

    So I always looked at blogging as an extension of my main profile. Just my two cents....
I couldn't say it any better
FriendFinder-x is a sex and dating site, while FB I understand is also used for finding dates
A blog, a poll is very helpful to find out if a guy is only into SEX or if he actually would like more, by visiting your blog or poll and understand your needs much better.
It takes some time, it helps to eliminate empty miles though

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PonyGirl1965 56F
20132 posts
9/21/2021 11:59 pm

The toons are hilarious!


MyBaffies 52M
4875 posts
9/22/2021 1:04 am

Some of the bloggers have stated in the past that they use the site only to blog so perhaps there is an incentive for Various to fix the blog problems if it means retained numbers (bloggers and followers). However I suspect the number is very small meaning there will be no return on investment.

I'd much rather see quality than quantity. There are members who still see the blogs as a popularity contest and must post their one or two blogs every day in order to stay at the top of the list. But is it quality? Questionable.

And we all know about the ones who bulk post every day - they just get ignored.

The FriendFinder-x site is going downhill, I suspect along with all the other associated sites as well as numbers continue to decline and the population continues to age. It wont be here for ever and I'd be very surprised if it lasts another five years.

Baffies

Link to my blog: MyBaffies


pal334 67M  
45033 posts
9/22/2021 7:28 am

How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with blogland? I have enjoyed its past, as you said it is slowly decling, such a shame.
What can this site do to make blogland better? Be professional in working the various and normal problems
What can bloggers do to make blogland better.Just stay active, not much else with the way they manage it


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citizen4722 63M  
73527 posts
9/22/2021 8:37 am

I really miss a number of bloggers that used to post regularly on here. BustyBettyBoop comes to mind, with her awards posts (as you stated). There is still fun to be found here but it used to be much funnier.


lunchandconvo 51F
3824 posts
9/23/2021 5:41 am

i have also noticed the relative silence.
it was busier before! but as you mention also more drama and the blog wars...

i am also posting less.
since you read my blog you know i am working more.
i get pretty tired to post and read.
once in a blue moon i can that a peek.
but some days i peek and there is nothing new.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:26 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    First off let me say Thank You for giving a shout out to all the wonderful Bloggers that you have mentioned in your blog today. And a personal Thank You from myself, letting bloggers know about my Weekly NFL Contest. It is my way of giving back to members here for being such great watchers, and especially those standard members who need points to navigate the site.

    Secondly let me just say that Humorlife's Symposium had been taken over by Pocogato12 and she tried to keep it going to no avail. But unfortunately it just seemed to go by the wayside like many things do here.

    How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with blogland?

    You know I always tell members the site is what we make of it, and I believe that
    fits well with blog land as well..

    What can this site do to make blogland better?

    I think the site can fix all the underlying issues they cause when they make
    changes that they think are better when in fact all it does is cause more issues
    that has driven many bloggers away. Like pictures disappearing, numbers, letters,, words missing from our blogs making us having to check back often and fix said issues.

    What can bloggers do to make blogland better?

    I think bloggers can make it better by not attacking other bloggers and causing DRAMA. There has been so many bloggers banned by the site because they kept stirring up
    trouble. There are still these issues today, but it has gotten better and there has been less drama lately ( knock on wood ). Just have fun blogging and don't let others get to
    you. Just blog about what makes you happy, as the definition of blogging is posting, stories, pictures, just all sorts of different things.

    There is one more thing I would like to mention is when you leave a comment on someones blog it should be respectful and if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. I know we all have our thoughts and opinions on things but there is a way you can say things without being disrespectful.
Like you, I believe bloggers can make blogland better. Somtimes blaming the site for everything is just too easy of a scapegoat.
That's not saying the site can't improve things - the missing words on blog posts is particularly annoying. I've edited this post about five times to replace the missing words - they always seem to be little words that go missing - and I've now noticed that words are still missing!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:28 pm

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    Good post spunky. I agree that the blogs are an excellent way for standard members to make themselves seen and get to know other members (although, I will say I have only ever met one or two fellow bloggers who lived within even 250 miles of me, so it's not necessarily a good way to find a love or sex connection).

    One thing that might revive the blogs a bit would be for them to be included on the mobile application (which I suspect is what most members use these days) and maybe to have a couple of interesting posts featured on the home page each week.

    Of course we all have our own ideas of what makes a post interesting, but in my view it's not porn pictures stolen off the internet.
I've never met any blogger, though I do occasionally daydream about meeting a few bloggers!
I don't access this site by my mobile, but whatever can be accessed by a computer should be available to mobile users.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:30 pm

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    1. It is what it is, the level of satisfaction and complaints thereto will make no difference.
    2. Remove the glitches, promote the community better, treat all bloggers equitably.
    3. I've advocated some form of community control in the past, yep, that went down like a wet fart.

    Sadly, nothing we say or do will make one iota of difference if the site makes no money from the community. And fair enough. If you were setting up a blogging community would you do it for free and expect the community members to contribute nothing besides a lot more work for you?

    I hate to say it, because I will miss it terribly, but blogland will likely cease to exist in the foreseeable future, and for a variety of different reasons. Its inexorable spiral to the bottom is nearing the nadir.

    Cheery chat for a Monday, what!?!

    Hope you're well otherwise McPunky.
I'd love blogland to be under community control. I hope blogland doesn't die a death.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:32 pm

    Quoting author51:
    Blog Land is what one makes it themselves actually... Much like you, for the 6 years I have blogged (daily without fail) morning and afternoon, one sees the revolving door time and again of those who blog, disappear and return suddenly, sometimes years later...

    I prefer the quietness as of late myself and the powers that be need to change the format of the Blogs homepage and "rating" blogs through responses and amount of comments or count how many posts per day they do in the equation. That needs to stop..

    Everything in life changes and either we flow with the change or we do not. I am not on any other social media myself like Tik Tok, Instagram or Twitter at all. If those that are here in Blogland are blogging about the "decline" of Blogland and on those other social media sites, they may be part of Blogland's decline also......

    We alone as bloggers, who are passionate about blogging, what we write, the finished "product" or message, we want to deliver, no matter how many people view or comment on it, already make it better, in our own ways and no one else's...

    Sorry my friend, I tend to voice my opinion on this issue and have many times prior you returning to Blog Land..
It's good to voice your opinion.
Like you, I feel the future of blogland lies as much as in our hands than the site's hands.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:33 pm

    Quoting author51:
    BTW: The Joy Of Tech brought a smile to my face.
I'm pleased there was something to smile about in this downbeat post!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:37 pm

    Quoting OldStandardDudeX:
    I too have been away for a few years, and yes, it is different than before, but I suspect it is the nature of the place. Of all those blogs I used to follow, most are dormant, and those who used to follow my blog seem to have gone away as well.

    Myself, after actively blogging here for a number of years, I reached a point where I had said everything I had, and found that I was repeating myself.....though there is always a new audience coming along.

    Some might say, "It is what it is"......though that phrase sucks.....
Like you, many of the blogs I used to follow are dormant or have disappeared. And I agree there is a limit what you can blog about, but given there's a new audience, we can still blog about the same things as we did in the past and still appear fresh!
Thanks for stopping by.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:43 pm

    Quoting author51:
    In my mind, if one does not like the site itself or how blogs have changed, it may be that their time is u p here and should continue to use the other platforms and social media stated above.
I think sometimes people see change in blogland and have to adjust, which occasionally leads to a moan or two!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:46 pm

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    There are many things that could make a blogger leave. Frustration with glitches. Finding the relationship you want. Personal issues in the real world. Or simply running out of things to say.

    But, to continue with the oxbow lake analogy .... just because our waters are evaporating doesn't mean the waters left behind need to stagnate. Interaction between reader and writer is key. I've abandoned some watched blogs simply because the person never responded to comments.

    Making an effort to reach out to new bloggers would help ... maybe.
    If I knew how to make bling, perhaps a blog olympics ... that's how I broke out of obscurity.
    Now that the missing word glitch might be over (or at least not as bad) perhaps resuming the Virtual Symposium or something similar.
You've now uplifted my spirits about blogland - an oxbow lake can flourish!
If you resurrect the blog Olympics, I'll resurrect the virtual symposium. Is that a deal?


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:48 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    You bring up some good points and observations. I love your positive point of view.
    Blog on! 👍 😎❗❗
I do try to be positive at least in my blogland. Otherwise, being negative will just bring me further down!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/23/2021 1:50 pm

    Quoting GhostofH:
    While I agree with the majority of your post, Spunky, I do have an opinion on parts of it. I agree since the site can't monetize blogland, they don't put any resources towards it. I myself can't understand how something that should be neglected still manages to get tampered with and then stops working properly.

    The site is a dating/sex site. It is what it is. It is NOT Facebook or some other social media site.

    I chose to blog to highlight or 'sell' myself to the local ladies as a way of introduction or insight as to who I am/was, and what I was seeking from potential members. I found that I could 'advertise' myself in a way that my main profile could not. Also, in the past, Standard members had more access to the profiles even though they were not full/paid members. This privilege was slowly taken away, bit by bit, by the site over the years to now where it is non-existent.

    So I always looked at blogging as an extension of my main profile. Just my two cents....
I think this site is working on very old programmes, hence the glitches.
You do a great job in supplementing your profile with your blog.


secret_lade 47F
8799 posts
9/23/2021 11:21 pm

I've blogged off and on for about 13 years.... I do miss some of the original blogs I used to frequent often. I'm always drawn to the ones that make me read and ponder thought. I like to hear about a writer's day or hear about a rant they may be having. It adds a human side to the online persona.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 3:53 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    My posts have declined mainly because of the glitches that site refuses to fix.
    $$$$ is another factor for something not working!
    I don't subscribe to the other medias you mentioned
    As for the blogger awards, Bustybetty hasn't been here for years now!
It's a shame the blog awards can't be resurrected. But I guess Bustybetty had to do a lot of work to organise it all.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 3:56 am

    Quoting BiSussi:
    I couldn't say it any better
    FriendFinder-x is a sex and dating site, while FB I understand is also used for finding dates
    A blog, a poll is very helpful to find out if a guy is only into SEX or if he actually would like more, by visiting your blog or poll and understand your needs much better.
    It takes some time, it helps to eliminate empty miles though
This site is primarily a dating site. I joined as a couple to find other couples for sex. But over time I'm here mainly just for blogland though I do like to blog about sex, something that can't be done easily on other sites.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 3:56 am

I like those two cartoons as well.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 5:37 am

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    Some of the bloggers have stated in the past that they use the site only to blog so perhaps there is an incentive for Various to fix the blog problems if it means retained numbers (bloggers and followers). However I suspect the number is very small meaning there will be no return on investment.

    I'd much rather see quality than quantity. There are members who still see the blogs as a popularity contest and must post their one or two blogs every day in order to stay at the top of the list. But is it quality? Questionable.

    And we all know about the ones who bulk post every day - they just get ignored.

    The FriendFinder-x site is going downhill, I suspect along with all the other associated sites as well as numbers continue to decline and the population continues to age. It wont be here for ever and I'd be very surprised if it lasts another five years.
You make a good point that there are many members here just to blog; this may spur the site to improve things. Let's hope so!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 5:41 am

    Quoting pal334:
    How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with blogland? I have enjoyed its past, as you said it is slowly decling, such a shame.
    What can this site do to make blogland better? Be professional in working the various and normal problems
    What can bloggers do to make blogland better.Just stay active, not much else with the way they manage it

Let's hope blogland's decline is a temporary blip!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 5:42 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I really miss a number of bloggers that used to post regularly on here. BustyBettyBoop comes to mind, with her awards posts (as you stated). There is still fun to be found here but it used to be much funnier.
I miss a few bloggers who have gone quiet or left the site. I guess offline life gets in the way!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 5:43 am

    Quoting lunchandconvo:
    i have also noticed the relative silence.
    it was busier before! but as you mention also more drama and the blog wars...

    i am also posting less.
    since you read my blog you know i am working more.
    i get pretty tired to post and read.
    once in a blue moon i can that a peek.
    but some days i peek and there is nothing new.
I blogged less when I was working more. Now retired, I have no excuse not to blog, though I'm running out of things to say!


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/24/2021 5:44 am

    Quoting secret_lade:
    I've blogged off and on for about 13 years.... I do miss some of the original blogs I used to frequent often. I'm always drawn to the ones that make me read and ponder thought. I like to hear about a writer's day or hear about a rant they may be having. It adds a human side to the online persona.
I too like reading a good rant on a blog!


TicklePlease 53F  
13678 posts
9/26/2021 2:49 pm

Like I mentioned to BJ, I'm in it to make real world friendships from the blogs. It's where the smart, interesting, funny people are and with the way I travel, it's been a fabulous decade of meeting folks from all over the country. I do agree with you that because there's no way of monetizing the blogs, there's no way the site is going to promote them in any way. If they do, then say goodbye to any content worth reading. I think the site could make things better by finally fixing the first comment glitch as well as the lack of mobile access. Sadly, I DO check out the new blogs and the majority of new blogs seem to be just for grift, not for actual content, so I'm not sure if improved access and timely postings would even make a difference.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/27/2021 2:32 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Like I mentioned to BJ, I'm in it to make real world friendships from the blogs. It's where the smart, interesting, funny people are and with the way I travel, it's been a fabulous decade of meeting folks from all over the country. I do agree with you that because there's no way of monetizing the blogs, there's no way the site is going to promote them in any way. If they do, then say goodbye to any content worth reading. I think the site could make things better by finally fixing the first comment glitch as well as the lack of mobile access. Sadly, I DO check out the new blogs and the majority of new blogs seem to be just for grift, not for actual content, so I'm not sure if improved access and timely postings would even make a difference.
I agree a lot of new blogs are devoid of content though a few do have things to say. Because of the limited lenght of the recent posts' list and because of the hogger-bloggers who post any times in one go, there's no space for anyone's and especially a new blogger's new post to appear on the recent posts' list.
The site should sort out the many glitches.


missthee 55F  
4457 posts
9/28/2021 1:08 pm

I've been silent lately mainly because of the pandemic. Sheltering in place was no fun, and it messed up with my mind more than I expected it to.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/29/2021 1:59 am

    Quoting missthee:
    I've been silent lately mainly because of the pandemic. Sheltering in place was no fun, and it messed up with my mind more than I expected it to.
I hope things pick up for you. I miss your blog.


CarpeJamie 51M
121 posts
9/29/2021 12:51 pm

As a newbie to the blog-o-sphere I see the concerns that you describe in your post. Even if one can not monetize these blogs (but I think you could with the most popular ones). The blogs do provide added value to the members and as such should be supported fully & included in the mobile site. As I see it, there is much potential in keeping bloggers active because it makes the full experience of A.fF come alive. There are all types of people in this app and the programmers will financially do well by addressing all the needs of it's members. Otherwise they will go elsewhere ... and whatever gets left of aF.f will be of very little use to the few who remain.

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spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
9/29/2021 2:01 pm

    Quoting CarpeJamie:
    As a newbie to the blog-o-sphere I see the concerns that you describe in your post. Even if one can not monetize these blogs (but I think you could with the most popular ones). The blogs do provide added value to the members and as such should be supported fully & included in the mobile site. As I see it, there is much potential in keeping bloggers active because it makes the full experience of A.fF come alive. There are all types of people in this app and the programmers will financially do well by addressing all the needs of it's members. Otherwise they will go elsewhere ... and whatever gets left of aF.f will be of very little use to the few who remain.
It's great to hear a 'newbie' perspective. Often it's the 'oldies' who chart the decline of blogland.
The site definitely needs to address its audience who access it via mobile. The site is running on quite old codes, hence the glitches.
It's refreshing to hear a generally postive view of the site. Though an 'oldie', sometimes when things change, the 'oldies' like to blame the site. I think to a large extent blogland is what we as bloggers make of it.


JamesDanielLewis 56M
4230 posts
10/9/2021 8:09 am

I also just returned after 12 years of absence, and I'm still trying to figure out what has changed in blogland.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F
39396 posts
10/9/2021 9:26 am

    Quoting JamesDanielLewis:
    I also just returned after 12 years of absence, and I'm still trying to figure out what has changed in blogland.
Welcome back.
I think you'll find it much quieter. There are even male bloggers in the top bloggers list largely because a lot of female bloggers have left.
Thanks for stopping by.


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