Friday, April 6, 2012

die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

I had NO IDEA until I read it in the Times that writers had stopped keeping blogs!! Three or four years ago—that’s just when I started blogging! And now I’m one of the last ones left?? How did this happen?? When??

Elif Batuman on Twitter


"Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

I think there was a mass twitter exodus... And I say "think" because that is just my impression- I have no evidence to back it up, really... Still lone blogs, though. There is only so much one can do in 140 characters (or is it now 137?)

Helen DeWitt said...

I have definitely noticed that some of the blogs I used to read are updated only rarely, because the blogger is mainly writing on Twitter. I don't know, I don't think I could have done justice to the saga of plugless British electrical merchandise, tiny screwdrivers and the archaeologists of the future, in a mere 140 words.

bv said...

I hope you don't stop.

I just realized that the blogs that I have been following for a long time are the ones that I started to follow because you quoted from them.

And plus, 140 characters are nice to state something. But I find it difficult to understand how people find it sufficient to state something without arguing through to it.