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Old 07-23-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question Question of the Week: Do you still read blogs?

For a while there, blogs were "IT". Everyone had a blog and we spend hours upon hours blogging and looking through our blogrolls. I know, at one time I could not start my day without trolling through my top two dozen blogs.

I loved to get ideas and see what my "friends" were doing.

Now, with Facebook, and Pinterest, I find that I spend less time looking through blogs.

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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I know I'm in the minority, but I seldom look at Pinterest, only once in a while. So many times I click on something and it doesn't seem to give me any more info than the picture did.

I'm on and off FB all day, because I'm retired and can spend as much time on the computer as I want to - which is a good thing.

I use FB mostly to keep up with my family, which is large and scattered, and close friends.

So, I do follow quite a few stamping blogs. Some I've subscribed to and get updates in email, and others that are in my favorites and I check in every so often.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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I much prefer blogs over Pinterest or Facebook. Love checking out my favorite blogs every evening.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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When I can, I do read my fav blogs. Time is limited, so blog reading is very sporadic for me.


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Old 07-24-2013, 06:07 AM   #5
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I read my family's blogs. Don't go anywhere near Pintrest, unless it's a specific search. But a blog entry better have a clear title and a couple pictures of the project near the top. I don't read sentimental posts if I'm in a hurry. I want to be able to get the idea of the project quickly from pictures and then I'll come back to it.
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I have my blogs in my bloglovin reader; and save my favorite ideas to pinterest, so when ready to craft, I know where to find things. Unfortunately, these blogs are such a temptation to spend more........but, at the same time; I now, do not spend money on
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
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Thanks to bloglovin' I'm again able to keep up with my favorite blogs. I am on Pinterest but not regularly. FB I'm on and off all day (iphone) -- mostly to keep up with pic of our children (both live in different states) and close friends.
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I still read blogs as my migraines allow. Pintrest is still way overwhelming for me right now, and I'm still trying to figure out Facebook too.
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The step-by-step for projects isn't on Pinterest, and I hate Facebook (only go there when my kids post pics), so yeah, I still read blogs. Mostly I cruise the SCS forums, though, to be honest
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I love to read blogs although I admit to skimming through them using a reader. Just recently migrated to Feedly since Google Reader closed up shop.
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I use feedly to follow blogs now too. I often look at fb for quick updates and use pinterest to find new ideas but usually click through to see the full post and other posts. I need morw time to stay on top of all my followed blogs.
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Yes, but via bloglovin so I rarely comment unless I'm actually doing a challenge.
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I use bloglovin and I rarely read long posts. Long posts and lots of blah blah blah turns me off.
I check the pictures and if there if there are some instructions, I read the post.
Most of the times, I see the pictures and I scan through the text to see if there is something I need to know.

I likes some facebook pages, however I don't like facebook too much.

I use Pinterest a lot.
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Since I moved to a new city and started a new job, I've found my free time to be more sparse than before, so my blog reading has been suffering, but the interest is still there! I use Pinterest to pin stuff I'm into and to look for very specific ideas, and I'm totally not into Facebook at all, so blogs are still what I prefer. I like that there's text that go with the pictures, a story behind how an idea came about or how to reproduce a look or technique. I will admit I don't read everything, again, because time is of the essence, but I do like having the option to read about the projects when I'm wondering how something was done.

I also like the personal aspect of blogging and how we can get a feel of who a stamper is by the snippets she shares through stories, get to know her personality. You don't get that with Pinterest...
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Yes, I still read blogs! I don't care much for Pinterest and FB is for keeping up with my family & friends.
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