State of the Blogosphere 2015

The state in Bermuda isn't really that great these days. It's just a continuation of the trend for the demise of traditional blogs and forums while most users flock to the comments sections of the online news media and the various discussion pages within Facebook (I believe there are three or four that focus on Bermuda issues, none of them being 'independent').

BIAW, once the leader in online forums, now gets one post a day.

Vexed Bermoothes has ceased activity, and while Bermuda Blue has picked up the slack, it and Catch-A-Fire remain the only ones with regular and relevant postings relating to Bermuda.

Even the old Bermuda Free speech forum on Yahoo, rumoured to have pre-dated all but the earliest of blogs, hasn't had activity in three years now.

It seems this trend isn't limited to the Bermuda blogosphere. And it's not limited to blogging about a particular topic, either.

Bloggers likely have to either adapt, or find other avenues. Luckily, the owners of the above-mentioned blogs are also well-known online columnists for other online news media, and their voices are as strong and well-listened to as ever.

As for the rest of us, I don't know. I really don't want to devolve into that guy who just posts videos of cats, you know?

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