Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Blog Is Dead

Dave of The11thhour recently shared with his readers his concern that blogging may turn out just to be another fad.

Dave, and I go back far enough to remember the Citizen Band radio craze that took the nation by craze back in the 1970's. I guess we can lay claim that we were then some sort of "leading edgers" at the time.

It was only a short while until the sheer glut of new CBer's, combined with a bad, and unusually long lasting case of "Skip" (CIA plot) combined together to render CB nearly impossible to use - pity. It was easier to listen to extremely powerful CB broadcast originating in Mexico (CIA) than it was to talk to your friend just down the street - pity.

Thus ended the fad, and social experiment of free radio communications within the United States (CIA) - pity.

Dave went on to real radio broadcasting, while I stuck to writing the occasional letter to the editor, and passively listening, and watching mainstream media - slowly become the oligopoly of evil it has become today.

Dave eventually left radio, but I suspect it won't be long until he begins a regular podcast - he'd be good at it - hint, hint.

Then came the Internet, and blogging. I highly doubt that blogging is a fad. I suspect Dave's speculation was more a lamentation over a seasonal, or holiday related decline in blogpostings.

I for one have an excuse. I recently purchased a stack of some rather interesting, and well written books, and have been reading like crazy.

I've previously posted on my purchase of 1776, but I also have recently finished A Team of Rivals, and have begun No Ordinary TIme.

I also have some industry related books which I'm reading. I actually get tested on the industry related books, and if I pass the test my employer forks over sixty dollars. Not a great deal of money, but if you take a few of those test here, and there it pays for a trip to the bookstore - to buy more books which I find truly interesting.

So it was a decision read three pleasurable history books during the holiday season, and two industry books - or spend a lot of time blogging. A big part of my blog are the photographs. One may not believe it, but it takes time to prepare those photos (I probably spend way too much time), and get them posted. So I just decided to spend a little time on a few good books.

And then there's Christmas, and New Years!

Anyway, blogging isn't a fad, and I'll probably continue posting to this blog because it's fun. If it ever ceases to be fun - I'll stop - and I'll start calling blogging a fad.

1 comment:

Dave said...

10-4 good buddy.

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