Blogbusters: Joi is making me glad I didn’t go to SXSW: No cameras… no video… fines for plugging in your laptop…. Jeesh….
But you missed the world premier of Bush’s Brain tonight. I wasn’t impressed.
SXSW has been around a long time. Started as a music confab… and I guess it grew.
This brings home to me what a minority bloggers still are.
I don’t think bloggers are a minority because of any kind of geek/social outcast issues. I think the reality is that a decent blog takes up a lot, and I mean a lot of time. Ditto with maintaining a decent interface with the web. Most people have better things to do.
Blogging’s main competition isn’t big media. It’s work, people, playing tennis etc etc.
(Scratches head.) It didn’t take me all that long to set up my blog. Even less when I had it on Blogspot, since I didn’t have to upload the script. Maybe you mean writing entries takes lots of time. Well, I write anyway, and I used to handwrite everything before I had a computer so you can guess how long I used to spend over my compositions… Yet I still hold down a full-time job. And there are people who do that and maintain a family who still write even more than I do. I think the real reason that blogs will probably remain a pastime of a minority of the population is because not everyone is into writing at all, not because they’d love to but they have a tennis date.
“I think the real reason that blogs will probably remain a pastime of a minority of the population is because not everyone is into writing at all”
Or, maybe becuase large portions of the population have social and/or economic barriers of access to computers, the Internet, the “free time” to site and type whatever they happen to be thinking at that moment, etc etc…
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