Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Where have all the bloggers gone?

It's been ages since I've updated my blog. I left it in the middle of a cliffhanger. (For the record, I was kicking ass in blackjack in Las Vegas... until I stopped kicking ass and ended up losing $40.) Well, I'm not the only one who seems to have abandoned blogging. A lot of my friends have stopped actively posting. Where are they now? They are on Facebook and Twitter. Ironically, I have chastised both forms of social media in previous blog posts. I claimed that Facebook was too superficial and shallow to keep people's attention. I claimed that Twitter was too brief and impersonal. Well, it looks like I'm the fool, because Facebook and Twitter have proceeded to gut the world of personal blogging completely.

What happened? Maybe it took too much effort for people to put their thoughts into complete paragraphs. Why not distill it into 140 characters of snarky wit on Twitter. Maybe it was because nobody actively read personal blogs. Why not have your posts automatically delivered to your personal contacts by a Facebook new feed? I don't presume to be any better, because I too have abandoned my blog for Facebook and Twitter. I guess it's all in the name of progress. It's been a blast everyone. I'll probably start this blog up again... but not sure when.

PS: Back in my day, we posted our thoughts on message board systems using 2400 baud dial-up modems... and we liked it!


Dangard Ace said...

Too many letters..loosing....interest.....zzzzzzz

Six Degrees said...

I'm going to attempt to continue blogging in contempt of Facebook and Twitter. Maybe one day, it'll be cool again...like records.

Chris Lau said...

social media reduced blogging to 160 characters. One just needs to blog with fewer paragraphs but more often.

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