The blog of the future.

I’m sort of being facetious with the title of this post. I’ll preface this by saying that this isn’t a fond farewell to my blogging days, just something I’ve been thinking about of late.

When I started blogging, just over 8 years ago, it was the new thing. I wrote short witty posts.  I used this blog as a place for my rants, open letters to people who were bothering me.  I posted strange pictures and links to articles (most of which have probably disappeared by now) and wrote almost every day.  I dreamed of becoming a widely read blog, a la Dooce or Pioneer Woman.

Over time, social media has changed. Now I mostly post a series of photos of my crafty efforts that most likely bore the snot out of most of you, but allow me to document what I’m spending my time doing. My witticisms are constantly edited and re-edited to fit the 140-character space of Twitter, and links to nifty things are immediately posted to Facebook. Cool pictures are “pinned” on Pinterest.

I email less these days as well. I usually text short messages or leave a comment on someone’s Facebook wall. I can’t remember the last time I wrote a letter.

I haven’t had a land line in years and my cell, outside of my wedding ring, is the thing I feel most naked without on the days I’m distracted enough to leave it at home. I don’t remember what it’s like to not have a smart phone and have the internet at my fingertips 24/7.

I don’t really have a point to this post except to point out how much things have changed in the 8 years since I’ve started this blog, or rather the first incarnation of it. I’ll continue to post here in fits and spurts, in an effort to memorialize or journal what I find important, amusing or fulfilling as life whirls by.  And I’ll be interested to see what comes next.

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