the creative life podcast things that have changed

The Creative Life Podcast Episode Eight

August is a HUGE month – it’s the 10-year anniversary of my blogging! This week’s podcast is the first on this theme and I talk about what has changed in blogging over the years. I took it as a chance to reminisce and celebrate. Those bloggers who have been around as long as I have (or longer) will be able to recognise a few of these points and bloggers who came later, well, you missed out on some good times (even if they weren’t as tech-friendly!).

What has changed in ten years of blogging?

  1. The technology has improved.

  2. It is more accepted.

  3. It’s less confessional.

  4. Expectations are (generally) higher.

  5. Types of engagement differ.

  6. The bloggers themselves!

  7. The personal impact the blog has had on me.

  8. A blog may not be the centre of a content strategy.

  9. Brands engage with bloggers differently.

  10. The written word isn’t as important as it used to be.


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Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity