There was a discussion on Hacker News the other day about whether blogs are dead or not.
I think that there are still many blogs, more than you could ever read. (You can find some of them in my blogroll.) What is different today is that blogs are harder to find. Sure, sometimes when you search for something specific on Google, you find blogs too, but most blogs are more likely to be found via links or aggregators (Hacker News, Lobste.
Yesterday, I asked the Hacker News community why they don’t have blogs, even though they have the necessary technical skills.
Many Hacker News readers and contributors have the technical skills to run their own blog and post their opinions. But instead they prefer to use Twitter or other social networks. Why is this so? Is it the effort?
I want to respond to some of the answers in this post:
I never thought being featured in a website that hits the Hacker News frontpage, results in so many pageviews. Thanks for sharing my blog, Kev!
Kev Quirk mentioned my blog and especially my blogroll in his article “Please Add RSS Support To Your Site” (on Hacker News), where he asks blog owners to please provide an RSS feed.
I already blogged, that RSS is still alive and it’s actually an integral part of the open web.