Like Chapter 10, Chapter 11 is entirely new to But Still They Blog.
Why does a blogger pause (which I’ll define as not blogging for at least four months) or stop altogether? I’m certain the most common reason is premature blogging, that is, starting a blog before you really know whether you have much to say. I suspect other reasons are all over the map, with the second largest probably running out of steam or losing interest (or, these days, finding that saying what you have to say is easier and faster on Twitter, FaceBook or FriendFeed).
A fair number of libloggers stopped between mid-2007 and mid-2008, or at least paused for so long that they don’t have any posts—at least 13% of those with enough impact to make it into But Still They Blog and probably more than that among the broader liblog population. Some returned; many didn’t.
What follows is a sampling of posts on why people have stopped or paused blogging—or, in some cases, the fateful final posts that don’t appear intended to be final. Included are some “haven’t been blogging much lately” posts.
In Case It’s Not Obvious…
This post is about Chapter 11 of But Still They Blog: The Liblog Landscape 2007-2009, now available at the special introductory price of $29.50 paperback, $20 PDF.
This 319-page trade paperback provides a sweeping look at liblogs (blogs created by library people but, generally, not blogs that are official library publications), with trends, facts, figures, graphs, and profiles for each of 521 liblogs. It continues the most comprehensive detailed look at liblogs (or any category of blogs) that I know of, showing measurable characteristics and how they’re changing over the years.
After the introductory section above, this chapter consists of quotes from blogs and comments on those quotes. Portions, in somewhat different form, may appear in the January 2010 Cites & Insights.
The chapter includes profiles for these liblogs, mentioned in Chapter 11 and not previously profiled.
- See Also…
- explodedlibrary bunker
- Bigenarian Librarian
- The Brewin’ Librarian
- Wireless Libraries
- Virtual librariesinteract.info
- Shelved in the W’s
- Library Marketing-Thinking Outside the Book
- SD Librarian
- omg tuna is kewl
- 101 Tips for School Librarians
- Game On: Games in Libraries
- Library 2.0: An Academic’s Perspective
- Library Talk
- Library Zen
- Second Life Research Journal
- Travels with the State Librarian
- Slow Library
- Christopher Kupec’s Weblog
- The Horseless Library
- Data Obsessed