Blogging, a Thing of the Past?

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THE BLOOM is OFF BLOGGING, have you noticed?

My Feedly feed, which for years has brought me the posts of my favorite blogs has been close to empty every time I’ve gone there. For months! I first noticed it in February. Where there used to be 1-2 dozen posts waiting, I now find a single post, maybe two. I’m not trying to shame anyone. I’m not the blog police. I’m just making an observation. Blogging is down.

A digression: I tend not to subscribe to blogs directly because posts pile up in my inbox and get overlooked. With Feedly, I wait until my mind makes it’s daily turn toward reading, take my cup of something, then go sit and see what everyone is up to. I think I give people better attention that way rather than hastily reading (even worse, hastily responding) while between tasks. But everyone has their own system.

I HAVE A THEORY. The world got so noisy, people went silent. It’s rudimentary, I admit. What I mean is, people are reluctant to add to the noise. People hesistate expressing even a genteel opinion these days because of the discussions it may trigger. Why, I’ve seen people post some of the most innocuous things, only to have readers get into a brawl in the comments section. This is true on blogs, FB, Instagram, etc.

Anyway, blogging is falling by the wayside. Have you noticed? And, if so, what’s the cause?

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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4 Responses to Blogging, a Thing of the Past?

  1. So, my first reaction was to agree. Of course, blogging is not in favor anymore since people tend to take their information in tiny bits (140 characters or less). I was reading quickly, so I just mentally made a note of my agreement and went about my day.

    The thought kept popping into my head as I worked my way through a few things on my to do list this evening. I realized that teachers and blogging is going strong! Sure, there are Twitter chats weekly on specific subjects, but more often I find myself reading recent blog postings about educational topics each day. I am swamped by the daily updates at times (insert guilt), but the educators out there have not given up on the blogging. At least not yet.

    Always love to read your updates, even if I do “fall behind” and have to catch up on a lazy afternoon.

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    • Marilyn says:

      That’s interesting, Elizabeth. I will say that it seems those with a tight, clear focus (as teaching) seem to have continued on closest to their former pace.

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  2. elizabethfstewart says:

    I think part of it has to do with social media not feeling like such a safe place anymore to post what you think or feel.

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