Is blogging (like Britney) past its prime?

Two posts about the state of blogging caught my eye earlier this week, and made me stop and think about the future of blogging.

  1. This essay in Wired — Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004 — lamenting the state of blogging today. “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.” (Hat tip to Ron Bronson for the find.)
  2. This announcement that Britney Spears has started a blog.

Coincidence?

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

9 thoughts on “Is blogging (like Britney) past its prime?”

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – technology pundits are never happier than when they are declaring the death of something. As long as there is an audience for the content that people are creating on blogs, it will be around, so I doubt its going anywhere anytime soon.

  2. Karlyn – Thanks for saying it again, right here on this frail, withering medium, the blog. But what about Britney? Does she have a chance for a comeback?

  3. I hear by declare ebay, craigslist, and wikipedia is dead. Amazon you are on notice. I guess since in 2004 every teenage girl had a blog, and now every business has a blog the trend has slightly shifted. But since I am reading this one, and there is a long list to the left of where i am typing it is not going away. I also wonder if this means Wired will stop blogging.

  4. Your missing the most OBVIOUS point of all… they are declaring the death of blogging… on a blog… by a blogger… hum…

    As far as Britney with a comeback… well this is America? Word on the street is that Ace of Base is releasing an album next year! How think about that.

  5. Kyle – It gets even worse. That essay is published in the dead-tree version of Wired, aka the magazine. Remember magazines? Who knew they were still around?

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