… from our “Where Bloggers Live Group”. As you may know – “Where Bloggers Live” is a group of ladies from around the country who post about their homes (inside and out), towns, and generally their lives, and sometimes strange things.
Instructions from our “Boss Lady” for this month were : Favorite Bloggers (YT, TikTok, IG). Now this confused me a little bit. I consider myself reasonably computer savvy, but I have no idea what YT is, I don’t “do” TikTok, and I don’t consider IG as blogging.
I do have an Instagram account – started it for my cross stitch business a number of years ago, but I could never see the advantage of it and it’s been hacked a number of times, so… I’m almost never there.
Now, I know I’m old and probably not “with it” very much, so here goes for me. I’m still listing our group, as they are all definitely among my favorite bloggers.
Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own
Hello, sweet Iris and Koda! I keep trying to figure out all the other social media things, mostly Instagram, but that becomes a rabbit hole for me…I start surfing reels and then quickly blow an hour of time, then complain that I don’t have any time…which I would if I hadn’t wasted it frivolously (and I’m CERTAIN that you, of all of us, know that about me). Tik Tok scares me because of all the junk I’ve read about how it steals your privacy. I agree that blogs are the safest surf, and am very happy with our little circle,… Read more »
Oh goodness Em – I totally understand how you can quickly just blow time. I always have a long list of things to do, but than a squirrel is sighted on the deck and both Koda and I have to try to catch it (never happens). I agree that Instagram can be a rabbit hole – one of the reasons I almost never go there anymore. And I totally hear you about Tik Tok (asside from the fact that I really do NOT need another site to visit. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and have a great day.… Read more »
It can all get confusing with everything going on in the world of “blogging and pseudo-blogging” can’t it?! I am still a fan of “regular blogs” although I do read what is available on Instagram. Mostly, though, it is a lot of ads to sell things! I am so glad to have your blog to read, Iris. It is a favorite with me for sure!
Hi Debbie and thanks for stopping by and commenting. Actually you are one of the few blogs I follow outside of this group, and I’m like you – I like the “regular blogs”. The main reason I joined Instagram a number of years ago was to boost my cross stitch business – but I wound up interacting with people with dogs and it became way too time consuming. Thanks for the kind words.
I love that you featured US!! What a sweet thing to do, even though we were asked not to!! What a rebel you are. I was confused by YT in our directions for this month’s prompt. I thought to myself, ‘oh dear, another form of social media I have to try to learn and keep up with!’ Just dawned on me today that YT was YouTube. I do watch occasional music videos on YT. And I like watching trials on YouTube. With all the heinous crimes lately, there are going to be a number of trials on YouTube in the… Read more »
Hi Leslie, I do enjoy our group, don’t follow many blogs besides them. I also watch music videos on YouTube, hadn’t thought about trials. Yup, guess I could be considered a rebel.
Oh, Iris, you rule-breaker, you 🙂
These days I lump all of the above (blogging, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok) into the realm of “content creating.” So, no, Instagram is not “blogging” technically, but it is a personal outlet for content. So many bloggers I used to follow back in the day have moved over to the more visual, short-form social platforms like IG, YT, TT, that I feel they’re in the same category now.
Oops sorry – well, not really. I have to say there’s really only 1 or 2 bloggers that I follow that aren’t in our group. Debbie (who made a comment) is probably THE one outside of our group and I thought there should be more than one that I talked about. I do realize that some people use IG and YT (see, I know what it means now) more like blogs, but that just doesn’t do it for me – sorry. I do love our group, and enjoy following all of them. I’ll try and behave from now on. Iris… Read more »
YT is YouTube which is almost like a University nowadays. I swear you can find anything there.
Thanks Jodie! Well, I “should have known” what YT is, but just never connected it. One of my grandsons is quite a you-tuber – but he does electronic stuff – so way over my head. But yes, I have used you tube a number of times and I guess you can find about anything on there. Thanks for being patient with me.
I don’t even have an Instagram account, Iris, so I will join you over here on the bench with the other “not with it” bloggers!
Hi Sally, Welcome to the bench 🙂 I do enjoy our group, and follow a couple of other bloggers, but I just don’t have time for much more.