I started blogging back in 2007 and it was a great way to express myself, build a community of like-minded writers, and read some insightful articles and commentary. I used to start my day by perusing the blogosphere. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t think too many people do.
My favourite bloggers stopped publishing posts, for the most part. There are only a handful of blogs I managed to stay up to date with these days. It’s sad.
My blog isn’t want it used to be either. I used to write about all sorts of different topics. These days, it seems that my weekly output is limited to posting a digitized radio show from my collection of Mastermind Street Jam tapes, publishing the podcast version of my radio show, and sharing what I’ve been reading with a book review. I occasionally post an article related to teaching. I also post about upcoming events I will be performing or deejaying at. But that’s about it.
I love having my reading log easily accessible. It’s fun to write these mini-book reports. People are responding well to my mixshow collection and the episodes are often charting on Mixcloud. And I am happy to podcast my radio show for people who can’t catch it live.
But is blogging dead?
If Silent Cacophony truly went silent would anyone care?
Years ago I wrote a farewell post that would be published after my death. I wanted to give my readers closure and not just have this blog come to a sudden end. I’ve updated that post several times. I still like this idea.
Should I worry that the nature of my blog has changed over time. Should I worry if I have readers who appreciate these words?
I don’t know anymore.