Monday, February 21, 2011

The End Of Blogging?



Blogs Wane As The Young Drift To Sites Like Twitter

I guess blogging is just for us geezers...

21 Comments:

At February 21, 2011 12:58 PM, Blogger Jan said...

Dang, I'll really miss reading rants and advice from 14-year-old bloggers.

 
At February 21, 2011 1:02 PM, Blogger USA_Admiral said...

I view this as good news because punks don't know how to spell or use punctuation and they just don't make good bloggers. They make great trolls though.

 
At February 21, 2011 1:19 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: Hav U got somthing agenst punkuashun an speling

 
At February 21, 2011 1:27 PM, Blogger cube said...

USA_Admiral: Hee hee, I could ask you the same thing I asked Jan.

I agree with you both. Reading the article, I came away with the notion that the younger set wants to write as little as possible (Twitter) or worse, just want to post pictures (Tumblr). Pretty sad state of affairs.

As the retired Air Force officer and aerospace worker wrote in the article, “I don’t need to tell people I’m going to the grocery store.” I loved that line.

 
At February 21, 2011 3:48 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ha who u callin a geezer?

 
At February 21, 2011 5:03 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

I guess I am an "old geezer" because I love my blog a lot more than my Facebook page.

I will never stop blogging regardless of how much or how little traffic I get. And plus, I meet a lot more interesting people. Where in Facebook
I don't just add anyone to come to my page.

 
At February 21, 2011 6:27 PM, Blogger J. Noel said...

They've been talking about this since 2008. Facebook killed a lot of blogs, as I know of at least a dozen that dropped blogging and did updates on FB instead.
I don't think blogging is dead, but I do think it's changed quite a bit. Probably for the better!

So long nit wits. God forbid you kiddies should have to read or write longer than a sentence.

 
At February 21, 2011 6:45 PM, Blogger cube said...

cube said...
Woman Honor Thyself: Of course I didn't mean you!

Leticia: I don't have a Facebook page, but I did try Twitter for a few days. I didn't like it. I much prefer blogging.

I got a kick out of the little snot in the article who didn't get instant hits on his blog and grew impatient with it. He should take a look at the early years in my blog when I didn't get a comment for years.

As the LifeJournal spokesperson said in the article, "Blogging can be a very lonely occupation; you write out into the abyss."

 
At February 21, 2011 10:06 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

I have to wonder if these people will do it as they get older

 
At February 22, 2011 12:36 AM, Blogger cary said...

Eh?

What's that?

You''ll have to SPEAK UP, kid, I can't hear a thing with these geezer ears!

 
At February 22, 2011 12:58 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

What is considered a geezer now? Anyone past 16?

I'll keep my electronic telegraph machine for a while longer, thanks. ;)

 
At February 22, 2011 3:38 PM, Blogger Mustang said...

I think it makes perfect sense; most HS graduates today have a difficult time remembering anything past 140 characters. Our country is in deep trouble.

 
At February 22, 2011 4:49 PM, Blogger cube said...

J. Noel: I know of many bloggers who just dropped out of the blogosphere without so much as a peep. Others have announced their exits, but you're right, many bloggers have quit. I guess only the diehards will remain.

Chuck: You mean these young whippersnappers will all of a sudden develop a love of reading and writing? Not likely. I don't know what the next fad social network will be, but I'd bet it will have more pictures than words.

 
At February 22, 2011 5:00 PM, Blogger cube said...

cary: Hey stranger, what did you say? You want me to speak to a kid with the wheezing peers? ;-)

Brooke: My sentiments exactly. Dot-dash-dot.

Mustang: Our country certainly needs an adult at the helm and corrective action in regards to our policies. The course we're on now is a harmful one.

 
At February 22, 2011 5:56 PM, Blogger Z said...

Well, to quote your post, at MY site blogging is DEFINITELY left to "GEEZERS" ...since it's called GEEEZ! :-)

I've been considering closing shop and I don't even twitter!

Jan's right...how many young people blogged, anyway?
I'm not sure that the younger set CAN write and spell anymore ... texting has ruined spelling! And I thought not writing thank you notes on real paper and with real pen was a lost art...who thought SPELLING would become a lost art, too?

 
At February 23, 2011 12:04 AM, Anonymous Patrick Carroll said...

Naaaaah, blogging is here to stay!

 
At February 23, 2011 2:22 PM, Blogger cube said...

Z: Times have changed. Here we are discussing the fate of blogs, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, et al, and these were unimagined concepts when we were kids.

I've always thought that I'd continue blogging as long as I enjoyed it.

Patrick Carroll: I still enjoy it so I hope you're right.

 
At February 23, 2011 5:39 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Yep, blogging is a lot more fun.

 
At February 24, 2011 8:59 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

I do Tweet (Hate that word!), but primarily to have quick reference to a bank of articles AND so that my students can keep up on current events.

PS: Jan's comment is hilarious.

 
At February 24, 2011 9:00 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Yeah, I'm a geezer and proud of it. **wink**

And let's remember this adage: You can't put a wise head on young shoulders.

 
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