What we are losing is the personal blog and the themed blog. Less and less do readers have the patience for a certain writer or even certain subject matter. Instead, they use social media to efficiently pick exactly what they do and do not click on, rather than reading what a blogger or blog offers them.
So why am I here blogging?
I thought it would be a good place to start a following for my book that I hope to one day publish.
I thought it would be nice to share my awesomely terrible moments of rejection with an audience.
And in my delusions of grandeur, I visualize my fans of tomorrow, when my book is a worldwide phenomenon, coming back to my lowly blog and these totally obscure posts and thinking, “wow! so she is a real girl! and she struggled to get published. and if I’m struggling, maybe one day I can succeed too!” (note the thoughts of my imaginary fans require no capitalization!)
Of course all these mental images are predicated on the fact that one day I get my book published. But that’s okay folks. Because it’s going to happen!
And if it doesn’t, this blog will just die, because apparently blogging is dead anyway!