I recently wrote about my Sunday routine: Read my ex sister-in-law’s running column, check out PostSecret, read my friend’s blogs. My friends, for the most part, haven’t been updating their blogs very often and I’ve gotten to thinking: are blogs becoming a thing of the past?
I’ve been journaling almost from the time I learned to write. I remember opening my closet during my senior year of high school and a pile of spirals I’d filled with thoughts, dreams, frustrations, and teenage angst came tumbling out. I think I dumped all of them during my “cleansing my life of horrid high school memories” phase because they are nowhere to be found. Irony: I hated high school and my first teaching assignment was at a high school. This still makes me laugh. Better? I detested math, thanks to my sophomore year geometry teacher. What did I teach? Yep … math!
So what’s the deal? Are blogs going the way of dinosaurs, checkbooks, and newspapers? I check my stats every now & then and see that my readership has diminished. I’m not complaining, although it seems that I am. I’m merely making an observation. I asked the Colonel if he’d read my blog lately and he said he hadn’t. The Spook doesn’t, I imagine the Pilot’s Wife doesn’t, either. Both the Colonel & the Spook told me that they rarely get on the internet anymore. Granted, it is a great Black Hole that sucks blocks of time out of a person’s life so quickly it’s never even missed until it’s too late. So the Spook & Colonel are actually playing it pretty smart.
But like I told all three of them: if you want to know me, check out my blog.
Even if blogs go the way of the dinosaur, I’m still committed to posting an entry at least once a week, and I update my 100 Days page fairly regularly (should be daily, but it’s not … I will get better at this). I haven’t added any photos to my portfolio page, though. Every time I do, the alignment shifts so I need to take some time to explore what my options are … check out other photographer’s pages, see what they are using.
At any rate, this is my thing: I’ll still be here, typing away, sharing my thots … 🙂