Since I started blogging, the blogosphere has changed quite a bit and its imminent death has been predicted several times. A lot of the blogs I enjoyed in my first year of blogging are now gone. When I started blogging, there was no Twitter, and Facebook was still restricted to college students. Bloggers found other interesting blogs through toplists and blog carnivals; both of those methods have since waned in favor of social media. Even I and the Bird, one of the longest-running and most popular blog carnivals, has ceased operations.
Very few of the blogs I read in 2005 are still active. Here are some that I remember reading back then:
- 10,000 Birds is still chugging along, thanks in part to its transformation into a group blog.
- Birdchick is still active.
- The House and Other Arctic Musings may have changed houses, but Clare still offers plenty of musings on the Arctic.
- Bootstrap analysis was recently revived after a period of dormancy.
- Mike's Birding and Digiscoping Blog is still running.
- The Birdchaser is still chasing birds and blogging about them.
- Snail's Tales is still researching and writing about snails.
- Woodcreeper still posts radar maps during migration.
- The Urban Dragon Hunters are still hunting urban dragonflies.
- Bird Treatment and Learning Center is still active.
- The City Birder is still birding around Brooklyn.
- GrrlScientist is still blogging, but no longer at her original blog.
I look forward to another year of blogging, and I hope this year is better than the last!