Sunday, December 4, 2016

There's David

It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted here and the main reason for the lull is I have been occupied working on a poetry collection for BEAT to a PULP and am also gainfully employed reviewing books for Criminal Element. If you check the right hand column you will see my Twitter feed where I usually check in once a day, just in case you want to keep a closer tab on my whereabouts. Anyway, I will make the rounds to see how you, the last of the bloggers, are doing.

8 comments:

tontowilliams.com said...

That makes me wonder whether anyone has ever looked at how blogging has changed? I've had a blog since the mid-1990s, although some of those early sites have gone the way of the Dodo. With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube etc. etc. Does blogging have that big a share of the market anymore? I don't know the answer but I intend to keep on going, maybe even more frequently than I've been able to of late.

David Cranmer said...

Blogging from what I've read here and there is way down on the social networking sliding scale, but, honestly, this is where I started way back in the 00's and it always feels like home though I'm absent more than I like. One thing is for sure, friendships I've developed here is much stronger than any of the other platforms.

Charles Gramlich said...

those busy times do consume us

David Cranmer said...

And my busy times pale in comparison to your schedule, Charles. But you make it look easy.

oscar case said...

Keeping up with blogging takes time. I think it's seen its better days, but don't have a good alternative at present. Facebook doesn't quite do it and I can't keep up with the others. I peek in once in a while to see what's going on.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

"...the last of the bloggers." I hope to be one of them, David. I haven't been blogging much but I do intend to get back to active posting in 2017. Meanwhile, I try and visit as many blogs as I can though I'm not as regular as I used to be. I'm active on Twitter and Fb, as you know, but much of that happens while I'm waiting for a bus or train. Most weekdays, I have dinner, talk to the family, read a bit and turn in early, so most of my blogging happens on weekends.

Sarah Laurence said...

We bloggers do sound like an endangered species. I've been blogging for nearly a decade now, and I agree that it's a bigger time commitment than other social media but pays off with more meaningful relationships. It also exposes us to new and different friends outside our usual circle socially, politically and nationally. I like blogger for the more longer thoughtful posts such as book reviews or photo/prose essays. Blogging is like playing scales for a novel writer. As I approach my ten-year blogiversary in January, I do hope we rebound!

David Cranmer said...

Oscar, blogging is for sure more of a commitment and one I've failed at miserably of late but hope to improve in 2017.

Prashant, not sure why but I'm falling behind on Facebook and I've been hard pressed to post there very much of late. Twitter is holding but barely. As for you, I'm always impressed how you make the rounds and seem to be everywhere. You remind me of our friend Charles Gramlich in that manner.

Sarah, I agree that friends I've made on Blogger are deeper relationships compared to other platforms. In part, hazarding a guess, because early on there's more commitment to reading and then responding to a friend's blog post. When all you do is like something it detracts from any kind of meaningful connection. Or that's my take. :) Yes, here's to rebounding.