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There used to be a lot more of us

Gun BloggersVanishing Breed?.

I remember the days when the internet was full of lots of diverse webpages allover the place. Now, it’s just five websites and each posts screen captures from the other.

10 Responses to “There used to be a lot more of us”

  1. Eric Wilner Says:

    Milbloggers seem to have faded away to a much greater extent; seems most of them went silent during Obama’s first term.
    Which keeps a lot of information and perspective out of public view. I don’t know what changed to drive the disappearance, but the change of administration seems like it might have been related.

  2. Aaron Spuler Says:

    I have noticed the trend of stuff going down as well.

  3. The Neon Madman Says:

    Over at Ace’s place, a fellow who calls himself Weasel runs a very popular Sunday night gun thread.

  4. J T Bolt Says:

    Hello? Someone turned the lights in the store off while I was in the bathroom. Is anyone here? Anybody?

  5. Richard Says:

    The tech oligarchs have impacted blogging of any type as well as used their social media platforms to generally shut down dissent. It is time we returned the favor. Their business model could be destroyed by outlawing the monetization of other peoples’ data. Something new, or perhaps something old like blogging would grow in the wreckage.

  6. Chris Byrne Says:

    When greader shut down, a lot of people just didn’t bother finding another RSS client, and went to reddit, twitter, digg, facebook etc…

    The readers stopped actually going to the original website to have a conversation… Instead, they would talk about the post in the social media thread with the post link… The conversation moved to facebook and reddit and twitter, instead of the actual blog.

    At that point, most of us moved with it… We’re still out there posting, but its directly on the social media platforms, and its in short formats tailored for social media.

  7. JTC Says:

    Kevin has it right, shit just gets old after years of the same…on both sides of the screen.

    So best is actually a link machine like you run right here, where you do all the work posting items of interest and lazy types like myself can toss in two or three cents worth when we feel like it. Thanks.

  8. Guy J. Sagi Says:

    I didn’t expect to hear about a shift to social media when I started contacting bloggers for the story. Darned glad I did though, because from the comments here it looks like the few who responded summed up the situation perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to read it, and thank you Uncle for the link…..keep up the good work.

  9. Will Says:

    Blogs are about as close to social media as I want to get. When bloggers make a note of something significant on one of those sites, I may go look, if I can access it. Mostly I find it just annoying to read. The mangling of English is a bother, just to start.

  10. Ravenwood Says:

    It’s tiring, and life gets in the way. Besides now we can simply post our memes on facebook instead of our personal site.