Well, November 27th came and went. On that day, I wrote a short blog about putting up the Christmas tree, when I should have remembered that on November 27th this blog had its ninth birthday. Itâ€™s not so much a cause for celebration as it is for a bit of reflection.
In 2002, blogging was hot stuff. It seemed that damned near everyone who owned a computer started a blog. Nine years later, I wonder if blogging has jumped the shark, particularly for the regular person, non-corporate, no-advertising blogger.
For example, on my sidebar, there are 91 blogs/bloggers listed under â€œPeeps Iâ€™ve Met.â€ By my count, 48 of them are no longer blogging and 13 of them post only once in a blue moon. Many of them have abandoned their blogs in favor of engaging regularly in Facebookery and Tweetery. Thatâ€™s fine, but it is a bit sad when people I know who are very creative and can write very well have descended into offerings such as â€œAt the supermarket. Needed toothpaste.â€
Thatâ€™s not to say that this space, of late, has been any more interesting than a Facebook status update of the â€œWho-Really-Gives-a-Shitâ€ variety. Weâ€™ll see what this year brings.
As always, thanks for stopping by.