Savor this moment. You are reading a blog. Savor it because according to some far-fetched speculation, before you know it, your children and your children’s children will be wondering what this was. And you’ll have to climb into your metaphorical attic and dust off an old post.

It seems that recently some people (see: one New York Times reporter) are betting over-unders on how long it will take for blogs to kick the bucket. The report suggests that blogs are being phased out by Facebook and Twitter. I’m going to call a bluff here, but I recall that not long ago people were betting on the demise of The New York Times itself saying, “Newspapers are dying!” In fact, one common fear was that blogs were going to replace newspapers.

Critics and trend-predictors can be so dramatic sometimes. There’s no euphemism for death with these folks. No “going to a better place.” No “giving up the ghost.” Dying. People talk sometimes like different forms of media are stricken without cure and only have months to live.

You know what the facts are? Blogs are being born every day. Today. Just today, the best of 348,436 bloggers, 890,641 new posts, 458,287 comments and 184,884,733 words were created. Blogs dying? Come on. Look at all those baby blogs.

Even if I did buy into the idea that older forms of media are giving up the ghost, I’d say that they’re for sure being reincarnated. They only ever turn into better versions of themselves.

But the idea that Facebook and Twitter are somehow sucking the life out of blogging is absurd. Facebook and Twitter are great, don’t get me wrong, but they’re different creatures. Blogs are much more organized around providing specific content: categories, meta tags, titles, permalinks to content. They tend to be more focused. With blogs you probably aren’t reading someone’s opinion on the conflict in Egypt one minute and looking at pictures of their new puppy dog the next. Beyond pure communication, blogs provide fresh content that is extremely search-engine friendly for promoting a website, trying to increase Google search rankings or giving a place for someone to access what you have to say who may not necessarily use Facebook or Twitter for that purpose.

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