Though not a surprise from a guy called “Photojunkie”, Rannie‘s decision to pull the plug on his text blog and replace it with a photoblog is just another in a growing string of jaded bloggers giving up writing. It saddens me. I was just commenting on this trend to Natalie on Saturday night at Joey‘s party. It seems a lot of people are just finding they have nothing left to say. Many of the people I’ve come to know through their writing have stopped writing and are posting pictures. Heather, Natalie, Rannie, Jay, even the venerable Jish has been posting a lot of photos. Granted, some of the their photography is quite good, but it doesn’t let me into their lives in the same way that their words did.
What’s the cause of this general trend? Is it just that the novelty of the tools has worn off? Are people busier? Are they being more guarded about letting people know the details of their lives? Whatever it is, I miss the old days.