The steady decline continues

It may look like I have abandoned this website and that would only be mostly correct. In fact, I’ve only abandoned it in all practical terms but not in theoretical terms. I still think about it now and then. On days like today. I wonder, should I wipe it out and start fresh? Should I continue with it as is? Will I continue to let the vines take over and see what nature does with it? OK, that only works with old buildings but you get the idea.

I predicted the end of Blogging being pretty fucking nigh many years ago and my usage reflected that prediction. It was not self-fulfilling really. The whole community that I corresponded with fell apart as well and the links that I used to visit daily started turning into SEO search sites and dead air. Sure, there are still millions of people out there who probably still blog but the hey day came and went years ago. Now everyone wants bite sized chunks of Twitter and the social news of Reddit. There’s this thing out there called Tumblr that seems to be pretty popular but I haven’t checked it out yet.

So, what better time to write a new post? Who cares if no one reads it. I’m long past checking multiple times a day to see if my unique visitors has gone up at all. I’m not even sure I remember how to check the stats. I do think that if I were going to come back to do some writing it should be a fresh start. But I don’t want to lose the years and years of writing I put on here. I wonder if there’s a way to tell WordPress to archive everything I have so far so it is still searchable but not display anything old by default?

4 Comments

  • By Katie, April 27, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Community really does make a big differences. Most of the people I used to blog “with” are no longer blogging anymore (or visiting blogs, either), and I think it is a big part of why I don’t blog as frequently anymore. Oh, the good old days…

  • By jim, April 27, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    You wrote it and the words were planted in the reader at that instant and you and they continued on… what effect it had and if the planets realgned slightly because of it you will never know. Having said it takes you to the next step – foreward, back, to the side = it does not matter just keep moving.Write what you want where you want – its for your satisfaction. There will always be someone who is interested in reading it if you put it out there.

  • By cyborgirl, April 28, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I know the feeling, hon. <3

  • By Eliza, July 22, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    I echo your sentiments. The sense of community I felt in the early days of blogging was largely what spurred me on to keep blogging. In the absense of that blogging feels somewhat akin to me facing a brick wall and attempting to capture its interest :p I still blog occasionally, in a half hearted way :)

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