First the death of the phone call and now the death of blogging? I have to lighten up.
An article from last year found in my overflowing reading list – I’m that far behind.
Rumors of blogging’s death at the hands of Twitter, Facebook and other platforms are greatly exaggerated, according to British writer Warren Ellis.
When any medium starts getting ‘the death of…’ articles, it doesn’t mean the medium in question is dying, so much as that people are bored with it and are looking for the next thing,” Ellis writes in his column, “On the death of blogging,” from the U.K. edition of Wired magazine. “And while they were looking for other things to be interested in, Chicago street gangs started blogging to protest against police harassment. Remember Blogger’s original tagline? ‘Push-button publishing for the people.’ That looks alive and well to me.”
I think there is still value in curation with opinion but I’m not sure people have time for anything other than a link on twitter or Facebook. I’m old school so I still prefer regularly going to someones website to get my daily dish of links and opinion. But what about everyone else? I get the feeling that other than a few online personalities and brands most people don’t have much loyalty to a cadre of bloggers like I do.
That cadre of bloggers I have relied on for years for my online education has thinned to almost a handful. Its tough to maintain rhythm and people’s prorates priorities change. Lately with other activities taking more and more of my interest, my attention certainly has been on the wane. But it’s always been that way for me.
Warren Ellis: On the death of blogging