Sunday, December 08, 2013

Where have all the bloggers gone? (and what am I still doing here?)

One night when I couldn't sleep I started clicking through some of the blogs I link to on my sidebar. I was surprised at how many people haven't posted anything since like 2011 or 2012. In fact, very few are still writing. What the heck?

I guess it is a rather antiquated form of communicating. And the blogging world has changed drastically from when I first started in 2005 when there were whole communities of people who knew one another through the blogosphere and developed quite good relationships. I feel like a dinosaur now though.

I was just talking to Lady Jane the other day about whether I should try taking my blog a little more seriously. Like, should I actually try to make some money off of it. My problem is that I can't seem to pinpoint one specific area for my blog to be about. I'm all over the place. There's church stuff, and music, and movies, and politics, and the grandkids, and... my pathetic life... And let's don't forget the haircuts and lawn mowing. Jane thought maybe that's what made this blog unique. I think she was just trying to make me feel better.

Odd as it is, though, I still feel some sort of obligation to try to write something almost every day. That's why I changed the heading back to "Every Day With Dan." Maybe it is unique. I don't know. Certainly it's not popular, but it's something that I can do. There are many things I cannot. Perhaps this is my purpose for living. Who knows.

So... yeah... that's about all I could come up with today.