Calum Carr wrote, not so long ago:
I have noticed that blogging, in general, is in a dip – at least those blogs I read. There are far fewer posts. It’s as though blogging has had its day as a mass medium and we are in a phase where numbers drop and only those hardy souls and those who have massive readership keep going.
I’m not sure about the massive readerships – many bloggers have just “good” readerships but keep going mainly because something always seems to come up. One thing I have noticed though is that there is a flatness to the atmosphere in this country. It may have escaped the notice of Cityunslicker, who asked where the September/October crash went but it came in on time and many lost their jobs. It’s in the economy, not in the City.
There’s not only that flatness, that jadedness in people worn out by the constant corruption, privation, worry about jobs and mortgages and so on but those in work are being kept with their noses to the grindstone and firms want their pound of flesh and more. In short, the atmosphere is not good.
However, this is no reason to stop blogging – in fact, just the opposite. Issues are now coming to a head and far from blogging having had its day, bloggers are needed now more than ever. Just because people don’t always respond, doesn’t mean the message hasn’t sunk in and they may be too dispirited to sink once more into the subject. Most people seem to be looking now for a bit of light relief – not exactly helped by, say, four posts on morality.
Tomorrow or actually from this post through to tomorrow evening, this blog will be on a temporary [I hope] hiatus, mainly due to having to get ready and get things sorted on the domestic front, plus work tomorrow. Frankly, there’s no time this evening to schedule posts and I’m lucky that JD and Bill were in a position to run some.
Unfortunately, due to a bit of unpleasantness last weekend and coming up to a similar situation this weekend, I’ve had to switch on double moderation. This will only be until tomorrow evening. Sorry to readers who wished to comment during this time.
Until we meet again.