Blogging Returns (But It Never Left)

Ahhh, blogging (the act of writing a website known as a blog).

On a slow news day, the media (sometimes including the more mainstream media) likes to claim thedeath” of blogging.

I’ve written many times on this blog, that the use of a tool like a blog to publish your writing will not die.


So, there is nothing, that is no “death,” to “return” from … as some prominent bloggers are claiming.

It. Never. Died.

Some writers just decided to do something else, maybe they got bored, tired of writing on a blog, whatever.

But some writers are pointing to what is actually an interesting trend of sorts that ties in nicely with the faux return of blogging.

It’s being called “Big Internet.”  (a term coined by Nicholas Carr, writer of The Shallows)

We talk about Big Oil and Big Pharma and Big Ag. Maybe it’s time we started talking about Big Internet.

Maybe these companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc… that offer the use of free tools and platforms in exchange for data…

… maybe their “deal” isn’t as good as it was before?  It’s part of the reason I left Facebook a long time ago.  I deleted my Google Plus account too, mostly for the same reasons, leaving only Twitter and LinkedIn for my use.

Maybe “Big Internet” is exactly the right term to describe these data monoliths … maybe not?

I’ll certainly be keeping my eye on that.  But blogging, that’s here to stay, never left, and you should decide for yourself if you’re going to use a blog, or not…

… either way, it won’t make big news.