My recent post about the contraction of the local (Springfield) blogosphere got this response from local photoblogger and TEH friend-for-life JeromeProphet.
I just want to be clear, I’m not suggesting blogging is a fad that’s going to disappear completely only to be remembered in 20 years on VH-1’s “I Love the ‘00s” or something. No, blogs are, and will continue to be, a force in the marketplace of ideas and as a source of fun and communication.
What I was suggesting is that (perhaps) the local blog boom has peaked and is now settling down a bit. I understand that the lack of posting by some of the more prolific local bloggers was probably more a holiday season thing than any identifiable trend. For example, Jim Leach was playing video games and JP was reading books (snob).
JP in his post also resurrects the “Are blogs the new CBs” debate. While there are many differences between blogging and the 1970s citizens band radio fad, I still contend there are some things they have in common. The main similarity being, everyone is getting one (CB/Blog) and then many get bored and stop playing with it (CB/Blog). I’m just wondering if we haven’t seen the blogging craze peak, at least locally.