State of This Blog, July 2021

I started doing this blog 16 years ago. I now have over 5,000 posts.

I really got into it for some years. I loved doing it. I’m a life-long communicator, and this was a way to write, shoot photos, and bring others along with my daily discoveries in life. By 2013, I had about 100,000 page views a month. But in years since, with the ever-increasing challenges in the publishing world, not to mention doing Instagram, I haven’t had much time to blog. I’m now getting about 15,000 page views monthly, reflecting how much less robust the blog is these days.

I think I’ve written about this problem before.

What I like about a blog, compared to Instagram, is the much larger screen, and the ability to write.

Maybe in the future, I’ll get more time, but right now, I’m active on Instagram 4-5 times a week. You can view it on your computer:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

9 Responses to State of This Blog, July 2021

  1. I have been reading your blog for years, I even comment every so often. I can never remember my instagram password so please continue with this blog. Fifteen thousand views a month is worth it.

  2. Instagram is great and seems to reach a lot of people. Great medium. Blogging less so. Progress. Thank you for everything you do – from books to blogs.

  3. Love the blog, seems freer than other formats. Not necessary to post as often – the tempo here seems organic and unforced, and we should be all out in the real world anyway; these things seem to work better as a kind of frequent postcard without eclipsing the things and experiences they reflect .
    Mucho gracias !

  4. I’ve been reading your blog for over 12 years, as a platform for words and pictures blogging seems to me to be the best, while a picture paints a 100 words, they often so much better with bit of description and context. Best regards and thanks from over here in UK

  5. In my opinion there is no need for instagram. It way to superficial and partly spoiling the lifes of tooo many children.
    I love your blog!

  6. hey Lloyd

    somehow landed on your blog and just read about your Air Force experience, very

    similar to mine, in a way. will send you a summary from my book, best/ned

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