Thing is, from the same facts I’ve reached a different conclusion. I think Facebook and Twitter (so 2008) may just have saved blogging. Blogging’s relative slowness and the need for considered, self-contained posts makes it an ideal place for reflection. As the speed and quantity of posts has declined, the quality has been increasing.
Reflection may sound rather academic; so let me recommend a well-aimed rant that reminds me why I still love blogging. Just don’t tell Tom Murphy that blogging’s dead; that would really fire him up.