Z is for Zonked

   Posted by: Faith   in Rye Thoughts

Zonked like these puppies!!!…because I am. Not in the “zonked out on drugs and alcohol” way!!! Read the second definition. I’m exhausted and fatigued. I don’t think it’s just me, though—I’m betting everyone who made it to the end of the A-to-Z Challenge feels a little bit zonked.

It’s been an interesting challenge, and I cheated more than once by missing a day and back-posting (but I know I’m not the only one! …and at least I made it…). I also didn’t get around to nearly as many blogs as I’d hoped to, and I still owe a few of you return visits to your blogs.

I’m wondering though, if the blog really is on the decline as a form of interaction and communication. There were, what, over 2000 people participating in the challenge this year, and yet many of the blogs I visited had few (if any) comments on many of the posts. That says to me that people still want to talk and still have things to say, but fewer and fewer people have the time to spend visiting and reading and commenting on other peoples’ blogs.

It’s like we’re stepping back to write just for ourselves again, and not necessarily for an expected audience.

Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so. And I suspect the interest in blogs and blogging will move in cycles. I also don’t think that the blog as a communication tool is necessarily going to go away or die anytime soon… I just wonder if its place in social media will decline for a time.

That said? Thanks for visiting, thank you for commenting, and here’s to another successful A-to-Z Challenge!

And, umm… I may take a few weeks off before posting again. I wouldn’t blame you if you did the same. Winking smile

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4 comments so far


Yes, the challenge was great, but has me zonked as well. I would like to participate again next year, but with a lot more pre-planning (and pre-writing, too!).

May 3rd, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I finished the A-Z Challenge and missed a couple days so I had to do a couple days with two posts (wish I had thought of back-posting lol). Now I’m just relaxing with some creative writing :)

Happy writing to you!

May 6th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I don’t blame you for taking a long break. THe A-Z was definitely exhausting! Congrats for finishing:)

May 25th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I just published my first blog and then read this post. Poor timing! However, I think you’re right. I think there’s just SO MUCH out there that we’ve all got a little information fatigue. That being said, I wanted to blog to write and put stuff out there. I don’t really care if anyone reads it! ;)

July 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm