Rebecca Asks | A quick poll of sorts about social media and blog-reading habits | Hello Pretty Bird! - A beauty and not-so-glamorous lifestyle blog

30 September, 2015

Rebecca Asks | A quick poll of sorts about social media and blog-reading habits

Happy Wednesday, everybody! I've been immersed in some crazy non-HelloPrettyBird projects this past week, but I have some really fun stuff planned for early October (hint: giveaways!) so keep your eyes peeled. :)

Speaking of keeping your eyes peeled here's my question of the week:

How do you prefer to experience blogs and blog-like content in 2015? Do you spend the most time: 
  1. Reading traditional blogs/articles (text and photos) 
  2. Watching user-generated videos (like YouTube)
  3. Browsing short-form social media sites (like Instagram or Snapchat) 
  4. A balance of all three... or something else?

Just to clarify, by user-generated video I mean things like vlogs and and/or clips with commentary, not full films or television shows on Netflix, Hulu etc. For me it's #1 or #3—though for the past couple of months I've been so busy that it's been harder for me to do #1, sobcrysob. Which makes things like Instagram and Snapchat an appealing choice—it's easy to scroll through a bunch of photos and leave quick comments while I'm waiting for water to boil or something. But I wonder if my habits aren't part of a larger shift towards short-form media—not sure if that's a good thing, but it is definitely a thing.

Anyway, what do you think? Do you prefer consuming media via one of these methods over the others? Or do you think it's better to have a balance of all three? Or eschew technology in favor of other activities (in which case, why are you reading this?) Let me know in the comments.

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