The Blog Is Dead & Why Would Anyone Want FaceTime?

The blog is dead.

Well, is it?

Today I read an incomprehensible article in USA Today.  A caption under the photograph said, “Instagram performers Andrea Russett and Baby Ariel tell how their alliances with brands like Nordstrom, Nike and Soap and Glory helps the companies reach the ever-elusive young consumer on #TalkingTech.”

I did not understand a word.  I  felt like my mother, who had no interest in tech.

No, blogging is enough for me.

I was determined to find some new book blogs.

In my search for new blogs of note, I visited several blogs tonight, some for the first time.  Although I recently deleted my blogroll,  I do find other people’s blogrolls enlightening and did some link-hopping tonight.

We book bloggers all do the same things.

We read a lot of books, and are forever adding books to our TBR lists.  We leave short comments, saying sincerely that we hope to read the fascinating books.  We lament that we don’t have time to read everything.  We participate in challenges, or  readalongs, often inadvertently.  Who knew that by reading Jane Austen I am participating in a 200th-anniversary-of-Jane’s-death readalong?

Two excellent blogs I discovered recently:  Booker Talk and 1streading’s Blog.

So the blog is not dead.  It is just hard to find new ones.


My husband wanted to set up FaceTime on my tablet.

“What’s wrong with the phone?” I asked.

Why would I want to chat on video in pajamas, with my hair squashed down, without makeup, with a cold, surrounded by Kleenex and cups of tea?  Does any woman of my age  want FaceTime unless she has spent a day at the spa?

Would Lucy want FaceTime?



4 thoughts on “The Blog Is Dead & Why Would Anyone Want FaceTime?

  1. People are always saying this or that is dead. The novel is dead. The paper novel is gone. The paper or hard copy novel is alive and well. Blogs are central venues for politics and as part of literary networks of all kinds.

    I don’t have facetime. Part of the original comfort of the internet was you didn’t have to dress up to be part of the world, what you literally looked like was secondary — it does count even if not seen because you know what you look like and your experience of your body in physical reality shapes the way you write/act on the Internet.

    The Internet has changed lately. Nowadays for most people active on the Net their social identities off the Net are central and part of their Internet identities and that does transform the writing and experience.


    • Yes, I don’t think blogs are dead, but it does seem people are turning to photos (Instagram & Snapchat) and I had no idea there were stars on these social media!

      I’m not a TV actress and don’t need FaceTime!


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