Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Blogging is Dead

John C. Dvorak, the noted computer columnist from PC Magazine, declared the blogging revolution dead. He points to a survey which states that 60% of a randomly surveyed 3700 hosted web logs were not updated in more than two months. The survey also states that the average length of these hosted blogs was four months. After that, the sites are moth balled.

John Dvorak opines "Writing is tiresome. Why anyone would do it voluntarily on a blog mystifies a lot of professional writers." His column (titled "Co-opting the Future", in the December 9, 2003 issue of PC Magazine) goes on to suggest that "Big Media" is taking over blogging.

I can agree that writing is hard. Half the time, I'm not even sure what I'm doing, or why I'm doing it. But despite the mysticism, I continue to write here. I don't know if I'm an exception to the rule. I don't know if I even care. All I know is that I'm glad I hopped on this band wagon. It's an outlet for me, one that I'm glad to have.

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