Monday, April 27, 2009

The death of blogging

For me, at least, this is the end. My eyes were opened by another blogger, who also happens to be a pretty sharp guy business-wise. Mark Cuban, love him or hate him, recently wrote this on Blog Maverick:
Blogging today is not the same as it was 5 years ago. In the early days of blogging, it served as much as mini social networks as a publishing tool. Many used blogs as a way to communicate with family and friends. I don’t see that as the case any longer. Social Networks have become the primary means of keeping in touch with those close to you. Friendster for a minute, then Myspace and now Facebook are the primary means for people to keep each other up to date. Pictures and privacy have made the biggest difference. Facebook its a quick and easy way to share pictures, videos and updates only among those people you want to see them. It has become a unique utility, which for many people eliminated the need to blog.
It strikes me now that I can post a message here, and 5 or 10 people might eventually check back here to see what I've written, while I can post the same thing on Facebook and all of my friends will be notified of it immediately.

So, this is the end of any regular posts on The World of Wombat. (More accurately, it's the end of my feeling guilty about not writing anything here!) This is still a great format for trip reports, such as my 2007-2008 voyage to Walt Disney World and the Disney Wonder, and I anticipate posting a doozy of a report here on Blogspot from my upcoming Anaheim trip, featuring the Vocal Majority going for its 12th gold medal and Disneyland with lots of family and friends.

But I'll let you know about it on Facebook. See you there!


The Strange One said...

will you still put trip reports in blog form or another form???

BRWombat said...

Here. Like I said, it works well for that. But social networking seems to be the place to go for sharing opinions and other goodies with family and friends.