The future of blogging

There has been a bit of conversation recently about the future of blogging.  Or the lack thereof in any case. Paul Di Filippo takes it a bit further and gives us all a good idea of what he foresees after the death knell in his short story ” Brother, Can You Spare a Hyperlink?“.

What if I ran into bloggers?

Ever since the total, irretrievable collapse of the Internet in a chaos of viruses, worms, spam, terrorism and busts by the FBI anti-porn squad, that archaic species of human had become a bigger street menace than mimes, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or panhandlers ever were.

Still, I had some banking business that had to be conducted in person, and I couldn’t put it off much longer. And I hated feeling like a prisoner in my own house, living in fear of the depradations of this class of homeless attention-grabbers.

The truth is that blogging is merely beginning to mature.  The speed with which blogging has grown does tend to show a bit of a leveling, but there is still growth and there will continue to be.

Less than half of those [28.4 million] blogs are still getting posts three months after their creation, and less than 10% — just 2.7 million — are updated at least weekly. That means of Technorati’s blogs, more than 90% are either abandoned or updated too rarely to merit the name — nothing kills reader interest or visits more quickly and thoroughly than a stale blog. 

Blogging will not go away however.  Well, I take that back.  I have to agree with Kent. I see blogging as another way to create and maintain a homepage, just easier.  Homepages as they were in the mid to late 90’s have gone away.  Perhaps blogs will go away when the next big thing comes around.

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Shane Ede is an IT guy by day and a Entrepreneurial Blogger by night. You can follow him here on Thatedeguy or over on Twitter and Google+.