The Average Blog Isn’t There Anymore

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a few days, but it wasn’t until my friend Jeff sent me an AP wire story that I felt the need.

Despite the Internet’s ability to deliver information quickly and

frequently, the World Wide Web is littered with deadwood _ sites

abandoned and woefully out of date.

One study of 3,634 blogs found that two-thirds had not been updated

for at least two months and a quarter not since Day One.

“Some would say, `I’m going to be too busy but I’ll get back to it,’

but never did,” said Jeffrey Henning, chief technology officer with

Perseus Development Corp., the research company that did the study.

“Most just kind of stopped.”

Even with all those MIA blogs, there are still plenty. A high mortality rate isn’t necessarily a bad thing here.

Since this blog began on July 4, 2003, I have been trying to write something at least once a day. Often, that’s tough. The day is beautiful, everything goes well – what’s to write? Or, I am bothered, but it’s a family matter or something at work I’d rather not make public. Because I work in a newsroom, I try not to take political sides or favor one group in a controversial issue.

Here’s what I’ve learned. I’m enjoying writing. There’s a certain elegance to written text that isn’t there with spoken English. I edit everything I write… and then reedit.

If an entry is important or pithy, it upsets me when it scrolls off my home page after a week.

Often, photos are the catalyst for writing something. I have taken over 4,000 photos with my Fuji S602Z. I am a better shooter than when I began, but still have a lot to learn. It amazes me that I make simple foolish errors while shooting and don’t notice them until it’s too late. Good photography is a lot more complex than it would seem.

It would be fun for this blog to continue forever. I hope I stay focused.