Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Is Blogging Getting Out Of Style?

Maybe.
Or maybe not, but I got the feeling blogging is no longer a cool thing to do like it used to. It could be that bloggers who used to be prolific writers are taking a break from blogging to recharge, or they could be up to doing something productive like poring over books to research for new materials to blog about. Or walking the street with a brand new 10 megapixel digital camera, on the look out to pick up small ideas that can be enlarged into a super entry that could convert you into a vegetarian for the rest of your life.
It doesn't take a statistician to see that more and more bloggers are pulling out of the pastime that used to be a curative and therapeutic break from the big crazy world. Some kind of a respite to take a good look at life from a different perspective. They have all gone now. Some are still around with entries about their children taekwondo lesson, swimming class, piano lesson. Or about how their seven year old has been down with flu the last few days. Small stuff that means a big deal to ordinary bloggers who are mostly housewives, according to a survey. Ordinary people with day-time job who write about honest things. Nothing political. Just good, straight, honest to goodness entries before a new generation of bloggers came in and started writing about big things that got big people to notice to make things complicated with lawsuits, headline news, tv coverage, solidarity logo, a formal meeting in a hotel, big words, big ideas, big names. Blogging has suddenly gotten big, and powerful that it has made the politicians pretty uneasy now that anyone can write about anything about anybody.
Of course I am not in the league. I'm a garlic and onion kinda blogger. Pots and pans sort of blogger who writes about mopping the floor as if it is a scientific breakthrough in understanding human behavior.
To all the bloggers who have gone underground and have decided to stay there until it is safe to come out again, it was nice to know you. To have met you in person. And to have laughed with you over simple things.
I may join you in a while.

8 Comments:

Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

hey! i'm still around.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Pak Idrus said...

Hi the Bergen, I am still here. It has been a great four years of blogging and am happy with it. Enjoying every minutes in cybersphere and meeting the real person in the real world whenever bloggers meet.

I hope to put a face to your good self Sir. I live in Ampang and if you are in that vicinity, do made contact. Shall we have coffee!! Sir. Have a nice day.

PS. My email address is at my blog. My cell phone number is only an email away. take care.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous mama irma said...

Bergen,
ha,ha,ha.....
guilty as charged.

1:25 PM  
Blogger NBB said...

thing comes, thing goes..

3:20 PM  
Blogger farah said...

yep, ur rite Mr. Bergen. I felt exactly the same way too.. run outta steam maybe. but reading blogs like urs is still good fun.

6:27 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

ABOVLB: And hey, it's good to have you around,ma'am.

Pak Idrus: Keep going, sir. That'd be nice, to meet up with you for coffee, or milo ais.

Mama Irma: LOL, you are too busy making money from the stock market. LOL.

NBB: Yes, doc. They come. And they go. And then they don't come no more for good.

Farah: Actually there are endless things to write about. But then again, there's little motivation to do it if your next meal doesn't have to depend on what you write.

Oh well, we see hot it goes.

To everyone who dropped by this way, you folks have a nice now, y'hear? Stay safe. Stay healthy. Run a marathon or two. It's good for you to stay alert. And to feel good about yourself.

Eat right. Drink a lot of water. And don't stay out in the sun too much. It's hot out there.

LOL, I'm practising to be a father.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Kak Teh said...

bergen, may be i go quiet for a while to recharge the old battery , but I am still here.

8:09 PM  
Blogger bergen said...

Kak Teh: Yes,ma'am, I believe you're gonna be around with interesting entries for a long time. And I hope to be around long enough to read them.

6:29 PM  

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