Don't let the name fool you. It doesn't mean Life in the Mind of a Modest Genius is finished. As long as I can continually find usefulness in this site, it will always be around. Sure, my readership looks like it's down to around 100 hits a day. However, that's still pretty good considering I'm not even posting daily anymore. Just think what it would be if I got back to being consistent again.
What I was referring to is that I've noticed that it looks like personal blogs in general have been falling off. I first noticed it when my friend Sue discontinued hers. I didn't think much of it at the time since she had just recently had a shortie. Then I noticed the connection: as the Facebook usefulness increased, the blogs decreased. Facebook had become the blog killer.
It was today that it finally struck me how much blog activity had fallen off. I had about a dozen fellow bloggers that I monitored on a consistent basis. All of them had been updating pretty regularly at about at least a few times a week. I hadn't been checking on them in months though. I had a rare moment of spare time and decided to see what they were all up to. Only a few of them are still doing it. Blogging just isn't what it used to be.
I think for many folks Facebook had replaced that functionality that the blog provides. The whole purpose of doing these entries is to share your thoughts with other people. Well know you can do that on The Book to a wider audience. Although I still contend that some folks need to be blogging instead of writing those 3+ paragraph updates.
As for me, it really came down to XL-Images becoming the new passion. There's just not enough time for me to maintain a daily blog entry while still working a day job and continuing my efforts to get XL-Images going. But I will never forget that the passion for XL-Images stemmed from here so the blog will live on. It may be on life support, but it will continue to live on.