Have blogs gone the way of the milkman?

MilkmanOver at the excellent Nathan Bransford blog, Nathan poses an intriguing question about why personal blogs have been disappearing: I  miss the blogosphere

Not being cool and trendy, I admit that I didn’t know that I’ve apparently slid into hopeless frumpiness. I love writing my blog and reading the blogs of others.

Yes, I learn about all the cool books and travel destinations (my two key areas of interest on my blog) from all the other amazing blogs out there, so I hadn’t even considered the decline of the blog.

But, having read Nathan’s post, I suppose he does have  a good point. The high point of blogs, when they were shiny and exciting and new, has passed. There are fewer new blogs in a  world dominated by Twitter and Instagram. But – because I always love to play devil’s advocate – is that necessarily a bad thing?

Those of us who love words, who feel tempted to gush on beyond 140 characters, will always be drawn to blogs. And those who never loved the  medium have other avenuesin which to express themselves.

Luckily for us (determined bloggers), the kindred spirits who feel the same are keeping their blogs up, or creating new ones.

Maybe I’m biased, but writers and travellers will continue to be drawn to the blog format, to the creativity and length for explanation, for the interaction and thoughtful nature of the replies. And they’ll use Twitter and instagram to drive the traffic back to their blogs.

So, fellow bloggers, here’s to cheering us on.  I, for one, won’t give up reading blogs easily. Cheers for all the great work out there. Happy blogging!


  1. Uncle Spike on June 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

    The world is just too crazy fast these days…. so 140 chars (not even characters) are as much as some can handle, lol.

    • kimberlysullivan on June 27, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Too true. But while I love Twitter, I love blogging more. Call me verbose. : ) Glad there are kindred spirits/fellow bloggers out there like you, Uncle Spike.

      • Uncle Spike on June 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

        I never use Twitter, except as an outlet to those who do. I dont have a phone so I would gain no benefit as would miss out on the immediacy of Twitter, so yes, blogging makes more sense in my world.

  2. Claire 'Word by Word' on June 27, 2015 at 11:26 am

    For lovers of words it’s still a great medium, whether there is an audience or not and I still visit blogs and read them too, they’ve become like old friends. Twitter is great for the literary conversation and to keep up with what’s going on, even if we’re not wherever there is. 🙂 Bonne continuation Kimberly!

  3. evelyneholingue on June 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    For people who love words, blogs are still the best place to be. But I have seen also the subtle and yet drastic change with new platforms that encourage fast and quick. Still keeping up with my small blog! See you, Kimberly.

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