Thursday, March 04, 2010

Demise of the Bloggies

I started this blog in 2004 before moving from outside Austin to South Padre Island. Over the last year, I have seen a lot of bloggers simply stop posting. I find this curious, although people like communicating in 140 letter phrases like Twitter - and that includes the blanks between the words! It became more like "Oogga-boogga WTF, LOL" and you're supposed to understand that.

Worse yet, many forgot how to spell simple words like the contraction YOU'RE and would write YOUR or worse yet UR, the latter a convention from phone texting.

And people wonder why our country is going to pot. To me, there is a directly correlation between good writing and good thinking. I even see it in these younger kids who are my bosses now, who simply cannot read unless you put in lots of bullets - of no more than 140 characters!

For the same reason, those who think the "social networks" like Twitter and Facebook are good, are somewhat twisted in their thinking. Another passing fad I suppose, because I know there's no profit in it other than for some geek programmers. People are leaving Twitter too, and joining Facebook in droves. I see another bubble there too.

I guess I feel sorry that the blogs are no longer in fashion. I'll keep at it especially if I find some interesting stories or pictures, but it's not like the past when it was a point of pride. Such is life, I guess, and things come and go.


Anonymous said...

Sam, dont stop Blogging I love reading your blog/words and seeing pitchers from you. Been a long time follower and always like your stuff.

Anonymous said...

There is always the "notes" section of Facebook in which you can write at length to your heart's content :-)

Everett said...

I totally agree with you about the Facebook/Twitter crap. I had to threaten one of my grandsons to remove something he said about another person before I went to his house and put his computer where the sun doesn't shine! I hope they will both be gone post haste!

I haven't been blogging as much lately because all I do is preach to the choir. Now I watch Glen Beck every day,(after YOU put me on to him) then I strap on a couple of sixteen shooters, grab my AR-15 Semi Automatic rifle and wander around down town looking to shoot up some poor unsuspecting poor old left wing loonies!

Sam said...

LOL, Ev I see your point ... and why oh why did I tell ya to tune into Glen Beck? Too funny.

And you're right, it's not fair to stereotype people either. I know conservative hippies and ultra-left libertarians, and the thousands of kinds of folks from climate changers to secessionists.

One of my favorite incidents was when an environmentalist accused a lawyer representing large industries of being a capitalist polluter.

The lawyer went ballistic and said "I donate at least $10,000 a year to the Audubon and work for two weeks of my summer vacation repairing national parks for free. What do YOU do for the environment, sir? Talk about it?"