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Drop in religious blogging?

26 November 2012

If Amatomu is to be believed, there has been a sharp drop in bloggin on religion over the last week ot so.

Does this mean that blogging is a thing of the past, or does it just reflect the fact that Amatomu itself wasn’t working for the last week?

It would be a pity if the blogosphere were really in such serious decline, and I hope that it is just a problem with Amatomu itself. But even that is rather sad, because Amatomu is one of the few places where one can get an overall picture of what South African bloggers are saying.

 

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Thomas permalink
    26 November 2012 4:21 pm

    A week wouldn’t seem to be a very long time in the history of the world, and by the looks of things, your blog post on a drop in religious blogging has contributed to a surge of interest!

    • 27 November 2012 7:38 am

      Actually I think the drop was because Amatomu was down for about a week, so the blog posts were out there, they just didn’t show up on the charts — there seems to have been a sharp rise since Amatomu came back on line. Nevertheless, some people whose blogs I used to read regularly now seem to blog far less frequently than they used to — there used to be a fairly active circle of “emerging church” bloggers, but most of them seem to have dropped out.

      • 27 November 2012 3:06 pm

        My observation here in the States is that Orthodox blogs used to have more traffic, more writers, and more enthusiasm. Hard to separate whether it may be a cyclical phenomena as part of a specific number of live at a particular time who move on to be replaced by others at the same juncture, or whether it was/is broader and more permanent. Perhaps it is just too involved and now with Twitter, Social Media and the rest, those that would rather, can be twits.😉

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