Blogging is dead

I just went through my blogroll and discovered most of the blogs listed on there haven’t been updated in months. One didn’t even exist anymore. After editing out the defunct blogs, my list of links is quite short.

I don’t have any concrete evidence to back it up, but I am pretty sure blogging died sometime around the rise of social networks like Facebook and micro-blogging platforms like Tumblr. Perhaps our attention spans are too short these days to read more than a couple of lines of text.

Even though blogging might no longer be hip, I enjoy having a place to dump my feelings where they don’t get immediately lost amidst several hundred other status updates in someone’s Google Plus or Facebook stream. I might not get the feedback here that one expects to receive on a social network, but that’s beside the point. At the risk of sounding selfish, I do this for me.

Even though I don’t write as much as I used to, I won’t give up on this little project until they pry it from my cold, gay hands! I will continue to post the trivial, mundane, and often insignificant details of my life, and when I don’t have anything worth writing about I will fill my home page with photos of things I find interesting. Hopefully you will see something that strikes your fancy from time to time, too.

Author: Brian

Blogger. Bookworm. Michael Jackson fanatic. Lives in Kentucky with partner of 12 years and three fabulous felines.

8 thoughts on “Blogging is dead”

  1. I need to clear out my blogroll too. :/ And my blogging has almost dropped to once every couple of months and the occasional Thursday 13. Yeesh, I need to get back to it!

  2. When blogs first hit the scene I refused to make one, I had my own server and my own site and didn’t see the value in it. Once my site closed I started using blogger and I really like it. I tend to use it for longer posts or thoughts that simply don’t work as well as a social network status update or post. Plus it’s a lot easier to organize blog posts than it is to organize of social network data. Hash Tags work but I don’t use them much in my g+ posts. Oh and there’s nothing selfish about continuing your blog just for you. Everyone needs a space in the real world and the virtual world.

  3. Very few bloggers actually write anymore. It’s sad. Most have traded their inner desires for what I call “knick knack perks”.

    For me, I found out that I do not like to write. At all.

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