Has Facebook killed the Blog?

Video Killed the Radio Star....and Facebook is killing the blogs.

I thought it was just me. My imagination. Or Lack thereof, maybe I should say. Since I became a new mom 6 months ago, I haven't had as much time to blog...or some times, to complete a coherent thought.

But no...It's not just me. I think bloggers everywhere* are noticing the trend...traffic to their blogs is slowing down or for some, coming to a screeching halt. Facebook (and Twitter) are taking over the world...and the Blog is becoming a thing of the past.

If you do a Google search for "Facebook Killed Blog" or Facebook Kills Blogs you will find several other articles or bloggers discussing the movement toward social networking sites that allow one to spout random one-liners about what's happening in their day, share quotes, or random song lyrics, promote a business, vent, etc.

Maybe we as a society are changing...as we are busier, more on-the-go, we are becoming more and more demanding of instant gratification, and a forum that doesn't demand so much time, thought and energy as the old blog required? Does that mean we are becoming more lazy?

I am not ready to give up my blog yet....yes, I'm sort of a FB addict too, perhaps. This blog has recorded my stories...my feelings, fears, rants, successes, failures, and the journey to adoption. Too much heart and soul to give it up yet....

What are your thoughts on this?

*Personal General Blogs, mostly, perhaps. I find that some, but not all, topic-specific blogs such as Art related or Adoption blogs, for example, still have a regular following. Maybe it's because of the sense of community among certain groups of bloggers....


Tracy said...

I have to admit... I do not read blogs as much. I read facebook more. I think I like that everyone puts little snipits of their days and I can see many at once.

I do read blogs when I want more information! Facebook is like the back of the book. If I read it and it sounds good, I want more!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

have you been reading in my head again?? I was just thinking the same thing (and actually a small snip of my post tomorrow is about this). I was starting to think people just started hating my blog. Good to know it's not me (at least that's what I'm telling myself anyway...)

sincerelykate.wordpress.com said...

i have to agree, facebook and twitter have taken over. i barely blog anymore, and the only reason i do is because i feel bad for the 2 people that still read and aren't my fb friends. it's kind of a shame actually. but i won't get rid of my blog. as much as i share on fb, i don't get real personal. i just blab about crap i don't mind 100 people knowing. my blog will always be my diary of sorts. even if eventually no reads anymore. it's for me more than anything else.

Michelle said...

I have to agree with you. I have actually been thinking about shutting down my blog. Facebook is easier, and quicker. Plus I have found that I have been editing a lot what I write on my blog because I feel like people only want to hear the happy shiny stuff and my life has been neither happy nor shiny lately(Although yoy wouldn't know that from reading my blog ;).


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