Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thought of the Day 2010 #169 - Blogspot

Blogspot is becoming the website graveyard of the internet. The hopes and dreams of millions of bloggers died a slow death as they ran out of ideas, ambitions or password memories.

In the early days of the internet, people flocked to Geocities to plant their ideas soundly in the digital realm. Long about 2000, most of those sites gathered dust on the "under construction" moving gifs.

Now, Blogspot has taken on the role as the home of broken dreams. People slowly realize that they are a little late to the blog party and will never make the cash of Dooce or the Pioneer Woman. Maybe they didn't have the same talent or maybe they just didn't have the tenacity. Whatever was missing, it really is kind of sad to see those dreams of greatness die in a pool of apathy.