As usual, I was going to write on another topic when I read a piece over at Atheist Revolution. Another well regarded atheist blogger is hanging it up. Yep, he’s decided he no longer has the time to blog anymore. It’s really too bad.
It seems that atheist blogging may be in sunset. I hope not but there just doesn’t seem to be the amount of people blogging today as when I started. I started this blog in 2012, maybe at the peak. After about 3 years, I myself stopped blogging but my reason was that I was exhausted from f the continuous drama. Yes, I blogged about the schism a lot.
So for 2 years, I left pretty much everything with online atheism. I even deleted my Twitter account. I had been spending way too much time online and I thought I should be doing other things with my time. but after a couple of years, I actually missed blogging, so I came back. That’s when I noticed a substantial difference: There seemed to be fewer atheist bloggers than when I left.
A lot of people have moved into producing video. That’s fine, but to be honest, I don’t have a lot of time to watch them. I prefer writing and reading a blog. Most of those that I’ve seen on YouTube seem to take forever getting to the point where a blog can do the same in just a few hundred words. Each to their own I guess.
I’m not dispirited about the state of atheist blogging overall. I think that we may eventually see a resurgence. There are plenty of topics we can write about and discuss no matter the medium and even though sometimes it appears we seem to bring up the same old subject time and again, there’s always a new take on them.