Maybe. Or at least it's dying out. Many RSS feed readers have already ceased to exist (is Google Reader the only one left?) and just today, I got an email from Yahoo's MyBlogLog, letting me know it will terminate on May 24th of this year*. This week, the NYTimes reported: Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sties Like Twitter. It's no surprise that with our ever-shortening attention spans, the lure of the 30-second sound-byte and the popularity of texting over actual talking that this would be the case. While blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger and LiveJournal continue to exist, who knows when their numbers might be up.
But is it really so dire? In addition to the article above on the death of blogs, this week's NYTimes also featured a huge article on Mommy Blogs. So perhaps the end of blogging isn't as imminent as it might seem. In the meantime, I'll work to keep my blog posts short and sweet, ala Bookshelves of Doom, in hopes that folks keep reading.
*so I guess I'll have to find another way to track the trickle of blog traffic!
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