Blogging is essentially dead, outstripped by platforms that are more succinct (Twitter), more visual (Instagram) or aggressively social (Facebook), stabbed in the back by adware (the gradual perversion of Sitemeter is one example and the flip side would be Technorati's death-by-unprofitability) and generally, by 2014 standatds, sluggish. Readership has dropped off; I was running a good, steady 500 per day at one point and it has faded and faded; if the trend continues, it'll be back to me and the 'bots like it was when I started.
Possibly for the best -- there was less pressure then. As a loner and introvert, anymore I feel kind of hemmed in and elbowed no matter where I am or what I'm doing and yet I find myself complicit in it; in particular Facebook's social feedback is as addicting as it is bad for me.
Oh, I'm not quitting, but one of the intangibles was looking at the S---meter count and seeing if I'd broken 500. No more; all things change.
Hey, ho, another day in the future. I suspect I'd better enjoy it while it lasts.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
8 months ago