I haven't been blogging much lately: the 'paid-for stuff' inevitably gets priority over the 'fun stuff'. But it seems I'm not alone. John Burns frets in today's Sunday Times that the number of Irish blogs has peaked and may be heading into decline.
Perhaps it's an economy thing: as the economy worsens more people like to sound off about it online in blogs etc. And when the economic situation starts improving then they're too busy making hay to be indulging in rants, no matter how therapeutic. Hmmm, blogs as a leading economic indicator - I had never thought of that before.
But Burns makes another point: more people are using Twitter and Facebook to get their messages across - and it's a lot less work than blogging. I don't use either (though I tried Twitter for a few months). From ePioneer to eLuddite in 27 months - I just can't keep up!