Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I liked this bit in Al's post about the future of the blog, in response to the idea that blogs might be dying-

'..could be right about the blog community generally. Just not this one.

I feel as though the blog community I'm a part of is alive and vibrant. And it seems as though I've got to know you pretty well even though I haven't met most of you.'

I agree with that. I feel like I'm part of a small community, and that kind of unexpectedly it's solidified into something that feels pretty permanent to me. Obviously we all read different blogs and therefore our 'communities' might differ a bit. But I feel like there is a group of people out there, that come here, and I read their stuff, and we bump into each other around the traps online. And occasionally in my dreams.

I like that.


Alistair Bain said...

Yeah. It does seem permanent doesn't it.

And we all bring a different hue to the fabric which is our community. Individually we are monochromatic. Put together we're a pretty interesting bunch.

Another confirmation to me that I find my identity in community. I am who I am as I relate to others.

onlinesoph said...

Interestingly, I've been thinking about this very topic. I found since reviving my blog it's been much harder to build a readership compared to when I started. I think its because of facebook and other social media. When I first started blogging 5-7 years ago, people used blogs as a distraction in the working day, to find communities, comment, etc. Now they have facebook to fulfill that need, so blogging (especially commenting) has died down a bit.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Al- I think we're an interesting bunch. I sometimes ponder how all the diffent personalitiescould be put together into one forum thing, like a superblog.

Soph- Interesting. I guess I'm less aware of that shift because I'm not on FB. I hope FB doesn't eat up blogging. Blogging seems a worthwhile entity on it's own.