Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Confession Tuesday: Are Blogs Dead? Edition

Dear Reader,

I confess it's harder for me to write in the summer and maybe the sun has gone to my head, but I'm wondering -- Are blogs dead?

I ask this in that joking way, the way people ask "Is Poetry Dead?"  Of course, it's not.  Of course, there will always be blogs and bloggers, but have we moved past it?

Jeannine Hall Gailey used a term when talking about blogs, facebook, twitter that intrigued me.  She said that more people may prefer easy connection without all the words.  The terms she used were-- "long-form content" versus "short-form content."

Long-form content are blogs, articles, editorials.

Short-form content are Facebook status, Twitter, Pinterest.

I was intrigued as I hadn't thought about it.
Do people still read blogs?  Are blogs needed?  Does anyone still read my blog?

After our discussion, I wondered why I still have a blog and if it was still helpful, necessary, if anyone is reading and if it's worth it to keep it going.

I confess sometimes I feel as if I don't have anything more to say.

But maybe this is my summer mind, the one who likes to read clouds.
I'm not sure.  But do you still read blogs as much as you used to?

I know I don't as much.  But it's not a reflection on the blogs, but on my time.

I guess this makes me think about blogging and whether to continue.  Right now, I'm leaning towards yes.

We'll see how it goes.

Right now, I'm going to keep this blog.  But are we moving to shorter words/phrases to connect us?


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