Is it? Mcvie has been asking that question for quite some time now. He has noticed how the social networks, Facebook and Twitter, have "accommodated" the idea of blogging. And because of sheer convenience, these have actually replaced blogging: the ‘timeline or wall post’ or the ‘tweet’. He cites Miggs, who lately has been posting on FB what seems like blogposts related to his advocacy.
Dear raiders, how have your blog-reading and posting habits changed lately?
Well, I definitely still blog. Although, I admit that I blog much less than before. Work has been getting in the way of blogging. LOL. And of course, a new love life. LOLer (?). Sometimes, it's really just a dearth of new things to write. But Lucas has given me a new direction, a new outlet and it has been quite gratifying.
But my blog reading has dropped drastically. I do not follow any blogs regularly anymore. I visit only when I have some spare time, and I want to just find out what they are up to. I must say, however, that I was never really a big blog reader in the first place. I don't even post a blogroll in my blog. Schedule just constrains me.
I suspect that my blog has become victim to raidership drop, too. Regular raiders have become occasional raiders, or has even dropped my blog altogether.
Am I spending more time on the social networks? Well, yes, but not because of the same motivation as blogreading. I follow people on the networks because I am interested in them as people. And should they be bloggers, too, well, that is purely incidental. I enjoy reading what they share as people I know.
Will I ever stop blogging? I really don't see myself stopping, maybe just slowing down. The blog has become an extension of my self, despite the few posts. My mind still processes my thoughts and experiences using the blog as filter: "could i blog about this?" I am still motivated to post, and looking at some blogstats encourages me. But the best motivation of all happens when one of you tweets, pm's, messages, emails me as cc. Either to react to a post, or to simply tell me that you read the blog.
So maybe, even if I will end up with one raider, I would still blog.
Because I Blog Therefore I Am.
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