Quo Vadis again again
Blogging 1.0 often replaced the plethora of special purpose forums that were apparently everywhere.
Blogging 2.0 consisted of some special-purpose sites, but the real blogosphere was comprised of many sites very much like The Agonist: covering a wide range of topics, multiple viewpoints, meaningful (and sometimes heated) discussion, generally outside of and frequently in opposition to the MSM.
It seems to me it’s time to ask, “What will Blogging 3.0 bring?” As has been noted elsewhere, the drop-off in activity is not limited to The Agonist but blogs with a specialized focus are still healthy. Generalized blogs are either attached to some other money-making entity, independently funded or dependent on reader contributions.
We have never (at least in my time here) asked for donations. IMHO, if we hope to stave off a slow decline into total insignificance we are left with the option of focusing our efforts more tightly, trying to become the go-to blog for some particular subject. The question then becomes what area should we focus on?
I once noted that various members have different areas of expertise and suggested they ‘educate’ the rest of us. There’s even a special category (Primer) for that. It is empty.
So much for that idea.
Given the credentials and interests of Agonistas, what do you think we might specialize in?
Ask not what The Agonist can do for you…..