Hard to believe I've been writing in this space for nearly five years now. In blog years, I think that's more like 50. I'm a tenacious little scamp. You have to grant me that.
The last time I took stock of the blog was my 500th post, and the blogosphere seems to have undergone a change since then. Specifically, I'm not sure people are blogging and checking blogs quite as much as they used to, now that Facebook is so ubiquitous. That's my theory, anyway. I know that I am on Facebook so much, and do so much commenting there, that I wear myself out before making the blog rounds. Oh, sure, I'm still reading all the blogs I used to, but I haven't added any in a long time.
One reason for that is I used to add blogs to my reader each time someone new stopped by and visited mine. I don't think that's happening as much. Everyone's focus is pulled in the direction of Facebook and Twitter and who-knows-what-all. Or, I could be making excuses. Maybe people have BTDT on my blog and just want a fresh fix elsewhere. I can understand that. I don't like it, but I can understand it.
My comments have dwindled massively in the past six months. Maybe it's been a year and I wasn't quite paying attention at first. It used to be that within an hour of publishing a new post, someone would stop by and comment. Now it's often a day before that happens. I'm starting to adjust, as I have adjusted to all the other massive change in the past five years. Resistant as I am to change, it has to be done.
What about you, Readers? What are your thoughts on the blogosphere these days? Have you noticed any changes? I'd be very interested to hear about it. Plus it's a way to trick you into commenting. Oooh, I'm a crafty one.
In other news, I have finally updated my "secret theater blog" with a new post. If you once had an invitation, it's still good. Check it out. I promise it's not crazy-long.
And Wednesday night is the world premiere of our 48 Hour Film Project movie, The Hot Seat. Speaking of Facebook, you can like us on the Bridge of Hands Therapy Center page. And of course the Cane Toads (that's our team) would love to see you on the red carpet at UltraStar Mission Valley, screening at 8:00 p.m. Come out and vote for us, y'all.