Blogging turns twenty-one this year. Yes, that’s right, in America, blogging will finally be able to drink, even though it’s been doing it for ages in other countries around the world. And what a party that will be. I wonder if Facebook or Twitter will be invited? They’re probably still too young and I’ve yet to work out if blogging actually likes them or if they just hang around together because of the incidental benefits.
For a while there, everyone seemed to believe that blogging wasn’t likely to make it beyond its teens. Google had shut down Reader while lying through their teeth about the reason (just admit it wasn’t making you enough money and be done with it, Google), newer social media such as Twitter and Instagram were on the rise and the wonderful ease of being able to ‘like’ something without actually needing to go to the effort of saying so was becoming more popular than an unguarded slice of maasdam cheese in my kitchen. In short, everyone seemed to believe blogging’s time had come and gone.
Everyone, that is, except the bloggers.