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Blogs come and gone already?

I wonder if the blog's day has come and gone already. I don't see much commentary posted on my blog, nor do I see much posting on other (nameless for now) blogs. While I"ll continue writing things unworthy of publishing elsewhere, do you also sense languor (blanguor?) in the blog community.

Are we too busy? Is blogging a fad whose time may soon pass?


I started a blog over the summer because my brother had done the same and I thought that it would be the cool thing to do. For the first couple of days I would post all the time. Then it slowed down to the point where now I am lucky to post twice a month. I think the problem for me is that my blog became redundant. I write a lot of emails and real letters (does anyone besides me do that anymore?) to a couple of my really close friends and write to them about anything that I would say in a blog and I get direct response, that is in most cases more intimate and personal. But that's just me, I don't know why other people have stopped.

I will say that I truly enjoy reading your weblog, and I hope that you don't stop posting.

Posted by: Nathan at February 13, 2003 12:04 PM

My social commentary will never cease, much to the chagrin of everyone I'm sure...

Posted by: Chris Hill Festival at February 13, 2003 1:16 PM

As blogging became more popular, more people jumped on. Hence, more people will jump off, because people are fickle. Those who got on because it was a lark might not stick around, but since there are so many who started for that reason, there will be a lot who will leave for that reason, making it seem like blogging has trailed off.

However, I think the core is getting bigger and better all the time. People are doing new things with it, new technologies. My site is getting more and more traffic as I do new and different things with it, and many others I know of are doing likewise.


Posted by: sam at February 18, 2003 2:40 PM