One Writer's Blog About Writing
It was probably dead long ago. But like every good lover, I've hung on. And on and on.Please don't dump me.
I enjoy reading the blogs, so I hope I'm wrong. It just seems that, as I'm trolling around the blogosphere (and maybe I'm fishing the wrong ponds), maybe the air has gone out a bit? The energy? Fewer posts. Fewer responses. And could that last item be at least partially responsible for the former? I think much of what was good about blogs was the interplay that happened on the Comments page. But have you noticed the paltry number of responses on many blogs? The paltry length of those paltry few? Should it be a Blogland rule: you read, you respond? Or would more readers respond if the posts were better? Why did we want to write blogs in the first place? Does anyone remember? I don't know. We/I bemoaned the blog, at first, as a diminution of the essay. Has the blog been diminuted by the Facebook status update? If so, pardon me whilst I bemoan some more.
Mmmm....I'm not sure why it would be dying....almost everyone I know has a blog. I just read this article from salon.com:http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/01/15/feminist_obsessed_with_mormon_blogsIts all about the LDS blogging mama community. An interesting read. It makes me think that blogging isn't dead.
I think a lot of people don't blog because there's Facebook. But I don't think they do the same thing. I, too, love the blogs. And my posts have been sparse of late. I love to blog, but I am, what? a little depleted, a little dispirited, a little sad these days. One way I'll know I'm feeling better will be when I feel that urge again, and I'm determined that that will be soon.P.s. one thing I am so grateful for is that this blog updates regularly. Which is to say that its writer writes. Yay for you, The Writer's Corner!
I don't think it is dead. A couple of years ago I installed google analytics because I wasn't sure if I should carry on with my book blog and I was amazed at the number of hits I get. It varies from week to week but the blog is also a useful resource for me if I'm doing a book talk or need to review a blurb.
No the blog isn't dead, but it's no longer new either. Younger friends are talking about going to "blogger conferences" to get new ideas and to become more professional at blogging. I am always looking for a blog that interests me when I don't actually know the blogger. It's my old age version of literary analysis.
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