Everything changes, and anything as dynamic and shapeless as the blogosphere can only be expected to change and adapt. The blogosphere was once a network of excitement, where ideas and thoughts were unconstrained. Brilliant thoughts spread virally with links and services like Technorati and Bloglines measured the impact of our words. The Rathergate exposé led by Powerline and Little Green Footballs, was the blogging community’s finest hour, when they exposed a corrupt 60 minutes 2 as corrupt and biased. The blogs by exposing CBS’s and Dan Rathers fraud had stopped the MSM from stealing the election.
It was fun being a part of all of this, blogs had earned a certain respectability. During the Hurricane Ike mass evacuation, Blogs became the go to means to find out was happening. The MSM didn’t have the means to get to the evacuation points to find out how people were doing, and where the problems were. The MSM were coming to us to find out what was happening. Even this humble blog was referred to by the MSM.
So what has happened? Why have blogs moved out from such prominence? I think it’s a number of factors, Many blogs have moved on. Little Green Footballs is now a host for guest bloggers, who are now a collection of leftist. Other bloggers have simply gone away. Other Blogs have gone comercial. individual bloggers compete for readership with conglomerate blog sites such as the Huffington Post.
What does it all mean? I don’t know. I’ll continue to post on a regular basis, but today its not about the blogosphere. Its about the reader who stops by and happens to read an article or perhaps leave a comment.
Thank you dear reader for stopping by, I hope you find something interesting, entertaining, or pause for thought.