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Friday, August 26th, 2005, 2:00 pm

Blogs Graveyard


Noone can deny that blogs are dwindling. This doesn’t mean to say that popular blogs no longer exist. This does not imply that blogs stopped emerging either. Nevertheless, let us ponder the following contentions:

  • Lost interest and enthusiasm among blog authors is apparent
  • Many blogs ceased to be maintained or are rarely modified in an attempt to show signs of life
  • rel="nofollow" discourages feedback via comments
  • Traffic becomes illusionary: no visitors, only crawlers
  • Free blogs can be set up everywhere. With plenty of dormant blogs, there is excess bandwidth and server power that begs to be used, even for free
  • Blogs are no longer an implication of being technology-savvy; they used to be though. If celebrities and baseball players that blog are no evidence, I fail to grasp what would make better evidence.

Here are a couple of ‘dead’ blogs that are worth pointing out:

Have a quick look at the blogs above. Statistics say that they are well over 10 million blogs and that a blog is created every second. But does a one-entry blog count? What about spam blogs (splogs), which were recently reported to account for a crushing majority of the total number?

Also see: Blogs Recession — and item that received enough attention to be cited by Om Malik.

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