blogs – marked for death?

October 31, 2008 under Blogging

Being that today is All Hallows’ Eve, history tells us that this is the day where the line blurs between the living and the dead. As such, we don costumes to blend in with the creatures from the nether region so as not to rouse their interest. Do you want to get groped by somebody whose been deceased for hundreds of years? I didn’t think so.

According to Wired Magazine, the mag that I refer to as “coffee table tech”, has declared the death of the blog. They believe that people now prefer to generate content via Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Facebook rather than by blogging. To be fair, looking at the “Chris Elsewhere” sidebar on this website o’ mine, you can see that I post my thoughts and ideas very often (compared to my blog) via Twitter, which I also cross-post to my Facebook status. I also frequently share links that I find interesting with my Google Reader shared items and you can always know what music I’m listening to via my Last.fm profile. And if you want to aggregate all of this into one location, my FriendFeed profile brings all of the above together in a centralized location.

So am I letting my blog die while I move onto other things? Not at all. Blogging takes time, and that’s often something that I don’t have. If you’re crazy and actually enjoy reading the things that I write, I will still post the longer things here. But I also encourage you to join me in the conversations elsewhere such as Twitter and FriendFeed.

Now gimme some candy!

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