February 19, 2009

Didn't Even Wave Good-Bye

Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems like the turning of the calendar year to 2009 has signalled the demise of blogging. I don't know if it's because of all the crib note blogging alternatives like Twitter, MySpace, FaceBook and the countless community forums (like Fark), but seemingly overnight blogging has become the equivalent of VCR tapes (still around, but no one uses them).

Not even a year ago, blogging was still a blast for me. Hell, by this point last year, I hadn't even yet experienced the awesomeness of the David Hanners episode. I still enjoy blogging, and I have no intention of stopping entirely, even though my volume of posts has admittedly dwindled. If nothing else, blogging continues to be an excellent way to keep my writing skills focused.

Still, I think back to when I started this blog back in 2002, and it honestly doesn't seem like that much time has passed. But, I suppose it has, and seven years is a fairly long time to expect an Internet fad to stay popular. Nowadays, if you can't say it in 140 characters or less, apparently, you're writing too much. Which is fine. I can adapt. I just miss the blogging hey-day a little bit. There were some fun times back in the day.

At any rate, I have some new plans for my ThunderJournal coming up, and I'm pretty confident it will be funny as hell, if only to me. But, since one of my life's goals is to entertain myself, that should be just fine.

Posted by Ryan at February 19, 2009 04:13 PM | TrackBack

2002 - back in the day!

Posted by: Kimberly at February 20, 2009 11:13 AM

I think the initial attraction of blogs was the confessional fun of them. Then we all got busted, by parents, significant others and bosses. Now most people are just too paranoid to post the really juicy stuff and, frankly, if there's no sex, violence, marital dysfunction or dishing about how stupid people are at work, there just isn't much left to blog about.

Ah well, end of an era and all that.

Posted by: Joshua at March 5, 2009 07:37 PM
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