I am an incredibly organized person (when I want to be) and I have a good work schedule (when I bother making one), so today was one of those days where I – miraculously – had nothing to do. I mean, I went to work and organized stuff at home and I vacuumed the bedroom (I´ll save the living room for tomorrow). But other than that – nothing.
So I browsed through my blog – how pathetic (!), but I admitted it right away, so I might be headed in the right direction – and clicked from my about page onto the blogs of those who had left comments there. Strangely enough, most blogs seemed to have been abandoned in 2014.
Now, after the first two blogs, I didn´t think much of this coincidence. After all, two blogs – that´s nothing. But then I clicked on blogs that I had liked posts on before and even on those blogs that I followed (but turned off the notifying email function, because checking out all those amazing blogs made me totally forget about work), and I realized that most of them had indeed been forsaken in 2014.
What happened in 2014?
Did I miss something? I mean, yes, I totally forgot about so many things in 2014, because I was swamped at work and I was trying really hard to get through student teacher training in one piece. But did I miss the latest development in the blogging universe? Is blogging outdated? Did I miss the blog´s death? Is blogging the new typewriter? Is blogging the new fax machine, still used my some, but laughed at by others?
When we studied youth language in school I thought that my teacher was so lame, because he didn´t know about all the words that we used and that he didn´t know the meaning of, but I realized that when I study youth language with my students, I have know idea what the words mean they use to communicate.
So did I miss this as well? Is blogging over? Did all those great bloggers whose posts I loved to read simply took their creative genius someplace else and I didn´t even notice? And if so, where did they go? Did creativity simply end in 2014? Where did all the great bloggers of the wordpress universe go to and why were so many blogs deleted? I mean, I can´t be sure about the exact time someone pulled the plug, but I´m sure it was in 2014!
What ever happened to blogging?