Here we are in June and I’ve got to ask the obvious, is blogging still a thing, and is it a thing that matters?
In the time since #blogjune 2014, I have blogged a grand total of 9 times, nearly half of those in November. My annual June blogging is mostly respectable:
- June 2014 – 30 posts
- June 2013 – 4 posts
- June 2012 – 23 posts
- June 2011 – 24 posts
- June 2010 – 33 posts
but otherwise, in the inbetween times, not so much.
I barely read other blogs these days, certainly none in libraries or even friends for that matter. I sort of keep up with a few streams on computing, tech and gaming but that’s about it, and sporadically even then.
Several years ago it was a really fun time, lots of interesting blogs and everyone was reading and commenting, there were lots of growth spurts and ideas bouncing everywhere. For me at least, I’ve reached something of a developmental plateau. There’s still interesting things happening but the urgency is not the same; perhaps there’s more of a move toward consolidation around good practice. Though that sounds a little too corporate-speak :)
Perhaps it could be said that those of us who used to blog and think we were radical, have become the establishment. We’ve created our networks, lists of contacts, etc. we are now the old guard…or like to think we are. For me twitter and facebook continue to be happy places for engagement, others spend more time in instagram and other places.
What do all you pesky kids want now? ;-)