Sunday, June 07, 2009

About blogging

Beth posted a link on Facebook that I found quite interesting. It's an article from the New York Times, "When the Thrill of Blogging is Gone".

"According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for blogs, only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. That translates to 95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream — or at least an ambition — unfulfilled."

Right now I can't imagine not blogging. But I remember my early days on the Internet.. You could never have convinced me then that I'd ever abandon that "Christian 50's plus" chat room where I met so many charming, wonderful friends. I've met a lot of them face to face and visited their homes; I still keep in touch with many.

But if you get enough trolls in one spot, it'll turn you against a thing pretty fast. You couldn't pay me to go to any chat room now. I don't do instant messages any more, either.

So really, it's anybody's guess how long I'll be doing this.

6 comments:

Jon said...

When I first got my computer (Seven? Eight years ago?) I occasionally visited chat rooms. You couldn't pay me to do it now (well,how much money? Maybe I'll change my mind.....). I've always hated instant messages and I avoid them at all costs. As for blogging, the thrill is definitely gone. My heart isn't really in it anymore - - but for some uncanny reason I'm still addicted.....

Tawnya said...

I am like you as well, when I first got on the Internet, I was into chat rooms and such but now I do not go into any of them. Not because of trolls per say, just because I get terrified of the horrible grammar there and the non use of spell check. I don't want to have to figure out what you are saying... LOL. As for Instant Messages, I do that frequently. Mostly with friends stationed in Iraq, so I can use my web cam. I have people in Soldiers' Angels that I communicate with in different states and while email is okay for that, the IM is faster and instant. But I can understand how people lose thier love affair with blogging.

I have on occasion not posted or posted rarely. I have even abandoned blogs before. Usually on platforms that I was not comfortable using or could not figure out.

Some people just started because it was all the rage, and quickly lost intrest because it was not what they thought.

My blog is public now... again. We will see what happenes...

Jess said...

Thats definitely some thought...

Happy Sunday...have a great week

Love, Jess

Hollie said...

I love the blogging experience myself. It's like getting to be involved in the lives of so many!

Midlife Mom said...

I love blogging but do have times when I struggle to keep up with it. I guess during the summer when the days are longer and I am out in the barn with the horses or doing yard work I just let my computer sit. I don't want it to be a chore and I don't want to give it up as this is the first time ever that I have kept a 'journal' going to keep for future use. Plus I would miss all the good friends I have made over the past two or three years. So I chug along, sometimes posting fairly regularly and sometimes not. To think when I first started out I wrote every day!!!!!

Celeste said...

Blogging is something I plan on doing for a while. I know I go times without writing but not because I am tired of blogging! I suppose a few of those abandoned blogs are mine...