I read Prominent Blogger Jason Kottke’s piece about the death of blogs, and I admit I was kinda bummed about it. Suspicion: your passion is yesterday’s news, and everyone else has moved on to other things. Quibbles with Prominent Blogger’s piece notwithstanding, the mere fact that he wrote it is like writing on the sky: Suspicion Confirmed. Bloggerton is no longer a boom town. Gravel roads from here on out, folks.
It fits well with Alex Wild’s famous quote that he made up twenty hours ago:
Being a naturalist in the 21st century is like being an art enthusiast in a world where an art museum burns to the ground every year.
— For ‘naturalist’, substitute ‘personal publishing enthusiast’. See what I mean? Sadness.
Then, this morning, I read a lovely post by Prominent Designer Frank Chimero.
Folks, we’re going to have a new neighbor. Merry Christmas.