Is blogging dying or dead?


If you happen to follow this blog or subscribe the RSS feed, you’ll notice the abnormal activities of this blog, – it has not been updated for more than one year. It turns out that I am somehow qualified to ask and answer the above question. I can find many excuses to justify my reluctance: the new-born baby dramatically changed my life; the undergoing blog migration seems stalled; so on and so forth. Nevertheless, I just can not find an interesting enlightening topic to engage. Look at the recent topics, howto, howto and howto; I am really bored by myself, let alone my readers.

How this happens?

When I started this blog four years ago, I was a shameless graduate student to exhibit poor programming skills and stupidities to arouse the attention for the future employer.

It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.

Things changed a little bit since I left school and start my career in the industry. You have to be professional, if not, at least look professional. Being stupid is the second worst thing than showing stupidity. Bounded by the employee handbook, I cannot publish anything work-related, and the excursion outside Microsoft kingdom, such as Erlang, MongoDB, tornado, have not accumulate proficiency to craft a post with deep insight.

When I introspect the future of this blog, I just recall Steve Job’s Commencement address:

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.