From the “Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter” in the New York Times….
Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of sites like Facebook and Twitter, they are losing their allure for many people — particularly the younger generation.The Internet and American Life Project at the Pew Research Center found that from 2006 to 2009, blogging among children ages 12 to 17 fell by half; now 14 percent of children those ages who use the Internet have blogs. Among 18-to-33-year-olds, the project said in a report last year, blogging dropped two percentage points in 2010 from two years earlier.
I get it. No one reads blogs anymore. I seek better ways to hook up Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric to social networks to help attract traffic. Occasionally I do get some comments from friends. Otherwise I probably would kill off the b