This week, I read a rumor that blogging is on the decline, a waning fashion, that it will, in fact be replaced by something else (pinterest? Tumblr? Some other thing we haven’t imagined yet?). Before I read the report (I wish I’d been paying attention, but I don’t know where I saw it), it had occurred to me that having started a blog and continuing it is the height of self-indulgence, despite my reasoning to the contrary. And while the thought gave me pause, it doesn’t seem to have slowed me down much, here on ~LD’s inky blog. So here’s a question for you, Dear Reader: Why do you blog (if you do)? Why do you read any blog, anywhere? Have you thought about the end of blogging? What did you imagine?
Don’t worry, I won’t abandon this bloggy, self-indulgent practice. Frankly, it was quite a step for me to decide to put my writing out in a public zone of any definition – going backward is not an option. And having given such a long-winded disclaimer, I’ll leave you to the letter, part 2. ~LD