A friend of mine, in a recent post, was lamenting the fact that nobody seems to be writing up any posts these days. Like maybe we’ve all gone into hibernation or something, disappearing into the woodwork from whence we came. In short, where the hell is everybody?
Has everyone said everything there is to say? Is everyone too wrapped up in trying to stay alive during ‘our current financial blip’? Or have people just gotten bored with the whole business?
Or maybe all of the above?
Hell, you got me. I do sympathize with him or maybe empathise is a more appropriate word with the possible exception that he’s still writing just about everyday whereas I seem to be sitting here stuck in the proverbial rut. But, then again, I always seem to be stuck in a proverbial rut.
Aside from that I can definitely see where he’s coming from. The world we started blogging in 3 and some odd years ago is not the same world that we’re still stubbornly blogging away in now. Back when we started this adventure in blunderland bloggerland, Facebook was just peeking out of dorm windows and considering the prospects of moving off campus and Twitter was still a twinkle in Odeo’s eyes.
Now it’s all about tweets and twerps and live news feeds and how many times you can change your Facebook avatar in the space of 3 days. Is it just the furtherization (if that’s not a word, it should be) of the “Instant Gratification” mentality that’s over swept the globe like some modern day version of a mental black plague that makes the old fashioned blog too slow to bother with while the authors just wallow around in the muck of has-been-a-lity?
Or are we just burned out?
Could it be that it takes a rare individual to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous online instantaneous sociality while the rest of us get left on the battlefield of yesterday’s comment section? Lost in blogging purgatory, ever staring into the blank field of a “New post” page while the mind reels in the throes of bloggish apathy?
Oh, good grief, did I really that?
Okay, so who knows? Perhaps it’s just the calm before the next blogging storm yet to come. All I know is that it’s late and I haven’t had my cup of tea yet so I’ll see you all tomorrow. That is if I think of anything to say?