I have been writing this blog every day for 5914 days in a row. Yesterday was the first day in 16 years that I didn’t write or post a blog. What is going on?
Two things converged. First, I realized that I was responsible for the ignorance of modern commerce that surrounds me, worldwide, and makes me angry. So I wrote a series of blogs over the past few weeks that comprise my monograph on the origins of modern commerce. You will see the whole monograph in a short while after a few close critics get to read it.
In some ways this is the penultimate of my lifetime experience. I no longer feel the need to think so persistently about the subject of modern commerce. I am free to move on to other things.
Secondly this freedom has allowed me to think about my blog. At one point in the first decade of writing I had 66,000 monthly readers. That readership covered the world. There were 3,000 readers in Saudi Arabia. That alone was an incentive to write the blog. That number has dwindled to 2,000 monthly readers today. Much less pressure.
The decline in readership coincides with the rise in YouTube followers and YouTube channels and the vast expansion of podcasting. Aside, I have over 300 podcasts on a stand alone website, Social Thought Radio, that virtually nobody visits.
I myself only follow one blogger (Bookwormroom) so I understand how people have changed their online habits.
I will blog when the issue arises, from now on.