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Monday
Jan032011

Bored of blogging yet?

It would appear the world is slowly getting bored of blogging. There have been a number of end of year reviews looking at this very issue.

The instant sharing of Twitter and the better designed Facebook wall seem to have taken the mainstream. Bloggers now are more likely to be specialist writers.

Certainly I feel blogged out, I have not been updating this page much these past months, a very busy new job hasn't helped. But wonder how the other part time bloggers will fair in 2011

"...Hints of that appear in the new Pew Internet report that finds that blogging by teenagers has fallen by half since 2006, and even young adults seem to be dropping the habit.

Few of the activities covered in this report have decreased in popularity for any age group, with the notable exception of blogging. Only half as many online teens work on their own blog as did in 2006, and Millennial generation adults ages 18 to 33 have also seen a modest decline — a development that may be related to the quickly growing popularity of social network sites.

At the same time, however, blogging’s popularity increased among most older generations, and as a result the rate of blogging for all online adults rose slightly overall from 11 percent in late 2008 to 14 percent in 2010.

Yet, while the act formally known as blogging seems to have peaked, internet users are doing blog-like things in other online spaces as they post updates about their lives, musings about the world, jokes, and links on social networking sites and micro-blogging sites such as Twitter..." By Ryan Singel Wired Nov 2010