Is blogging dead? I notice that i blog far less often than i used to. Maybe it’s because i don’t have anything interesting to say (did i ever..?). But I think that blogging has just taken on a new form and that “traditional” blogging with a dedicated silo site just isn’t where the action is anymore. If you look over my early blog posts, many of them were “hey, check out this cool article talking about such and such”, with a link (most of which probably don’t work anymore). Sometimes i’d do a travel log of a trip or vacation. There’s even a few rants in there, some predictions about the future, and general thoughts on the human condition.
There are a few people who follow my blog. But if i write something here, i find that i want it to be something original, not just a regurgitation of something else. When i do write an entry, i’ll typically post a link to it on facebook so people will know to come check it out.
I feel like blogging has gone the way of print. In the immortal words of Egon: “Print is dead.” Well … not really. It’s simply changed forms. I think blogging is the same. There will always be room for writing articles, travel logs, journal entries, stories, analogies about life lessons, etc.. But how people discover this content has changed. You don’t go to some rss discovery service, you don’t do a google search. You look for curated content from your friends on facebook and twitter.