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A lily

How do you like portrait mode pictures on the blog? I love portrait mode but not how the picture takes up more than the whole computer screen, so you’ll have to scroll to see the whole picture if you get what I mean. It works better on the phone. Writing this, I realise I sound completely boomer.

Passed by our local flower shop earlier and saw it’s finally open (it was before, but you had to call in an order and I’m not doing phonecalls) so the happiness of buying a fucking lily was unreal.

This is not my favourite kind of plant, but it’s the only one which could probably survive this dark corner and the person I live with has been wishing for a plant in this corner for a long time. Also got my hands on a fresh monstera, ours has been on the verge of death for a long long time. I cut off the 5 still fresh leafs from it and put in water, hopefully they will make a new plant.

Since when is this a blog about plants and flowers? Not going to start now.

Do you read any blogs anymore? Well, obviously mine if you read this question, but in general? If so, what are you favourite ones? I really really love the blog format, but most of the people I used to follow are now on instagram only. Feels strange to still write a blog, but not reading any.

Take care.

17 Comments

  • Pamela
    March 11, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    I do read a number of blogs but lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of newsletters. One of my favourite blogs (beside yours!) is Austin Kleon the author of the books “Steal Like an Artist” “Show Your Work” and “Keep Going.” https://austinkleon.com/

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:46 am

      Oh I have totally forgotten about Austin Kleon, thanks for reminding me!

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  • C Slater
    March 11, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I just realized that 90 percent of the blogs I was following have dwindled away. One is a daily photo of a place in my city. Another is by an American woman living in France with her French husband. Just started following one called “By My Solitary Hearth” that includes gardening, climate issues, writing, women’s issues, racism, food, seasons — lots of interesting ideas. Your blog is a long-standing joy.

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

      Glad to have you here, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  • Alina
    March 12, 2021 at 6:31 am

    Your blog is the only one I still actively follow and read. I used to read so many blogs a long time ago. But I experienced the same – a lot of them changed to IG only and it’s not the same feeling coming across. It’s all coming down to likes and clicks … with you I feel like there’s so much love going into your posts. <3 That's very special.

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    • ELENA
      March 13, 2021 at 5:40 pm

      Agree with you 100%

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:44 am

      Wow, thank you Alina, I’m glad to hear that! xo

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  • jena
    March 12, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Yeah, blogs seem like they are dying out, it’s too bad. But I get it, content is time consuming and a viable source of sponsored income these days. But there are still some I look in on daily, I think they are blogs? I guess some are tumblrs.
    thebesttimeoftheday.blogspot.com
    aixxx.wordpress.com
    thenewyorkerandme.blogspot.com
    kleidersachen.tumblr.com

    xx

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:44 am

      Jena, thanks for sharing! x

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  • KTINKA
    March 12, 2021 at 11:27 am

    I still read and enjoy a lot of blogs (and more newsletters recently). I even brought back the good old blogroll on my own blog, mainly because it helps me to go through the blogs (and other online magazines) that I like. You can see it here if interested: https://www.ktinka.ch/blogroll

    And yes, blogs have definitely declined, but somehow in the past 6 months or so, new ones started popping up, so that’s nice.

    And now I will go and have a look at the recommendations of the other commentators on here.

    xx

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:43 am

      So great to see your blogroll, I will go through it! Wee!

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  • TnT
    March 12, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve been following many blogs for years but over the time most of my favorite bloggers moved solely to Instagram. I like pretty pictures on Instagram, for sure, but blog posts are much more rich and deep in my opinion (and a lot more work, I know!). So, I am really happy that you are still creating your blog & as I said in the previous post, I would love to support your creative work! I am a content creator myself (running my own independent media) and I strongly believe that we as a creative community have to support each-other whenever possible!

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:43 am

      Agree! It’s a bit of an effort to actually read a blog these days instead of scrolling through instagram and probably miss a lot of the stuff one would like to see. Thanks for being here!

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  • sonrie
    March 12, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    I just really love to read blogs. My favorites are the ones that are not selling anything, or maybe just selling something homemade or simple. Not that I don’t read a few more commercial or business ones (and I do or email subscribe to them) but I like to mentally divide between more personal (ie creative) or more business for so me reason. A lot of good ones over the years (and I started reading around 06/07) have shifted to IG and I did for a while too but have since deleted my IG account and stick to blogs. I use feedly as a blog aggregate reader. I have lots of categories. Some favorites are: (interiors) Desire to Inspire, My Scandinavian Home, (art) The Color Kind, Austin Kleon, Blue Elephant Stitches quilting, In Color Order sewing, Sanae Ishida, My Funny Eye photos, STILL, (health) Mark’s Daily Apple, (families) Small Things G Sheller, The Big White Farmhouse, Posie Gets Cozy, (books) Modern Mrs Darcy, (food) Feed Me Phoebe, Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, A Saucy Kitchen, Smitten Kitchen.

    I still blog every month or two, mostly pictures as I always have. What I think I love is how it is a glimpse inside someone else’s life, their home, how they raise children, books read, meals made, cities I may never explore. I read some that are mostly information but I love the images more.

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    • Sandra
      March 15, 2021 at 10:41 am

      So much fun to see some of your favourites, Sonrie! Thanks for sharing them and your words. x

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  • Mims
    March 17, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Reading blogs back in the 2000s was a lifeline to me as a mom to toddler then young child, as my husband travelled for work and we lived out in the country. Now, 2021, my son is adulting, my husband and I both work from home in a big city and see each other 24/7 and I still read a few blogs that remain from the old days, altho most rarely post now, or the posts are very picture heavy light on reading: Junkaholique, PosieGetsCozy, woodandwoolstool, lobsterandswan, sfgirlbybay, miss wondersmith (who I support thru Patreon) and of course yours! I get busy sometimes and go weeks or even months and forget to check up…but the pandemic has brought me circling back. Although I have never met any of these women, I feel a kinship with them and really appreciate a peek into their lives and like to cheer them on or give encouragement in times of sorrow (sfgirlbybay just lost her dog Lucy for example). You mentioned potentially doing Patreon, I would happily support you! I guess I have more time now, with less blog reading, for novel reading. But honestly, I forget novels pretty quickly…but I can remember an image or an event in a bloggers life waaaay longer. I hope that does not come across as stalking behavior…more that blogs can touch other peoples lives in a positive, meaningful way. I know there are more “challenging” blogs out there about social justice, climate change, etc….and I mostly keep up with those issues through podcasts I listen too while cleaning or exercising. But with a mentally challenging full time job that takes alot of my bandwidth, I need a blog that soothes at the end of the day.

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    • sonrie
      March 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      “I need a blog that soothes at the end of the day.” — I very much echo that sentiment!!

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