Bring Out Your Dead

Posted On Nov 3 2008 by

Yes, I am still here.  I have plenty of good excuses for not blogging lately, but not many good reasons.

  • 3 trips in 2 weeks, including one to Germany
  • Near obsessive-compulsive You-tube and election coverage watching in what was left of my spare time
  • Actual time spent reading what others are writing
Monty Python: Bring out your dead scene
Monty Python’s “Bring out your dead” scene from The Holy Grail.
In that last category of what others are writing, I could not help but notice the gem that appeared in Wired Magazine declaring that blogs are now dead.

Thinking about launching your own blog?  Here’s some friendly advice: Don’t.  And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug.
Writing a weblog today isn’t the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. 

It made me think of Monty Python….”I’m not dead yet.”  There’s a lot to agree with in this essay, and with some of the commentary out there.  As a lover of compromise, I like to think that perhaps this simply raises the bar on bloggers, myself included.

Last Updated on: January 19th, 2024 at 12:22 am, by Andrew K. Pace

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One response to “Bring Out Your Dead

  1. I notice my own blogging has become sparse and sometimes (?) banal, including recycling of some older Friday Cat Photo posts.

    I am not ready to throw dirt in the face of the blogs though.

    First, today’s excitement ends by Wednesday (I so want to wake up to a decisive outcome), and more important I must learn to manage the distractions that various social networking arrangements represent.