The art of blogging may soon be a forgotten one…

Indeed, the blog gave rise to a new generation of writers, diarists, political observers and blogebrities. As I have previously stated, the rise of microblogging via twitter and weibo has overtaken the good old school journal/diary/weblog.

Perhaps, as they say, “the proof is in the pudding.”  The New York Times is apparently experiencing what it calls a “blogpocalypse” – ‘Almost half’ of the paper’s blogs will close or merge.  Assistant Managing Editor Ian Fisher told Poynter in a phone call: “We’re going to continue to provide bloggy content with a more conversational tone. We’re just not going to do them as much in standard reverse-chronological blogs.”