It’s that time of year again. People off on holiday, taking a break from the blogs, or seeking pleasure outside, away from their computers or tablets. Since I started this blog in 2012, I have always noticed that summertime is a distinct period in blogging. It is also a time when many people decide to start a blog. They tell us about their trips and travels, publish more photos, sometimes show off summer outfits, meals, and even drinks.
Summer is a good time to have posts in drafts, to save spending too long in stuffy small rooms (like my office) or being inside when the weather is good outside. I see new readers, acquire new followers, and notice the absence of those regulars who are busy with ‘summer stuff’. For the other half of the world, the Beetley summer is their winter, and it is interesting to read about cold weather and bad conditions in the southern hemisphere, when we are experiencing record heat.
Summer is the time for shorter posts, less long fiction, and more photos around the blogs. It also seems to be the time when some decide to stop blogging altogether. I have recently noticed that four blogs I have followed for some time have been deleted. Maybe they were fed up with blogging, or just had better things to do, in the fresh air?
For me, the routine stays much the same. I blog earlier, so I can take Ollie out before it gets too hot for him. When it is cooler in the mornings and at night, I write up drafts for later use, and save them. I still get the same number of views and comments, although many visitors are new ones, perhaps discovering blogging as a summer pastime.
Much like life, Blogging seems to have its own seasons.