Blogging is Dead. All the Bloggers Say So.

Blogging -- Still Dead

Hold onto your laptop: blogging is dead. Again. We really mean it this time. 

Maybe blogging smothered, or was crushed by its own weight — there are 130 million bloggers.

Here are some recent obits:

“Blogging Is Dead,” Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld, via PCW Business Center

“Blogging is dead, Wired said so,” brandelion, Blithe

“WooHoo! Blogging is dead,” Steven Hodson,

“Is the Original Blogging Dead?” Allyson Kapin, Fast Company.

Was it … murder?

“Blogging is Dead, All Hail Twitter!” Andrew Currie.

The British aren’t quite sure yet:

“Is blogging dead?” Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News Dot Life.


 Some bloggers apparently believe in reincarnation:

“Blogging is dead, long live blogging,”


There’s even a blog named Blogging is Dead. It looks … dead.


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Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

10 Responses to “Blogging is Dead. All the Bloggers Say So.”

  1. lkwinter Says:

    On a fundamental level, blogs can’t die because all they are is a webpage/link/site/etc.

    How are webpages anywhere going to die?

    They’re easier to update than hosting a page anyways.

    As long as something is on the net, it will get read no matter..

  2. lawrenceez Says:

    I read that only ten per cent of blogs are updated on a regular basis. Is this true?

  3. Mike Licht Says:


    Depends what you mean by “regular basis.” Certainly no more than 10 percent post more than once a day, though many repost frequently, and continuous micro-posting though feeds is becoming commonplace.

    Blogging, like any other regimen — exercise, diet, and so on — is often abandoned after 3 months.

  4. Dr. Tom Bibey Says:

    As long as there are humans and the Internet there will be bloggers.

  5. Mike Licht Says:

    Dr. Tom Bibey wrote: As long as there are humans and the Internet there will be bloggers.

    I’m afraid that plenty of blogs are “written” by Feedburner and Twitter these days, Dr. Tom.

    PS: Hey Doc, warn those Bluegrass bass players in North Carolina about ulnar nerve damage. If their left hand fingers feel numb they may need surgery. Heck of a choice. Playing Fender bass is probably worse — you get carpal tunnel syndrome, so people mistake you for a banjo player.

  6. drtombibey Says:

    Lord have mercy a fellow bluegrasser, another culture that will never be mainstream yet also will never die.

    I am mostly a mandolin player, but also play banjo, just don’t tell anyone. I play guitar and bass too. It is O.K. to share that.

    Dr. B

  7. drtombibey Says:

    Oh one more thing. D.C. is home to one of the world’s finest bluegrass bands, the Seldom Scene. One of the founders of the band was Dr. John Starling, an ENT Doc.

    I understand he hung out with Emmy Lou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, so he had a beter gig than this old Doc. All my band members are middle aged and chew tobacco.

    Dr. B

  8. Mike Licht Says:

    Dr. B:

    We’re straying a bit far from the topic; I’ll allow it this time since “death” is a medical phenomenon, and the death of Bluegrass is greatly exaggerated, too.

    Dr. Starling has resumed practice of Bluegrass with the Seldom Seniors and Carolina Star.

  9. drtombibey Says:

    Folks, I am an expert in bluegrass music, and this man is genuine. He knows the genre too. You sir are a gentleman and a scholar and welcome in my blog or real world anytime. May all the the true blogs live on eternity. Sorry to stray and thanks for your indulgence.

    Dr. B

  10. DC Blogger Meetup Today October 14th « NotionsCapital Says:

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