I just realized that I missed the 6 year Blogaversary of Astoria Rust on May10th. This post marks the 1,868th post here yet somehow I am no longer enamored by any accomplishments; be it longevity or the amount of posts I've done. It seems to me the days of the Blog are gone. They have been replaced by the short attention span Internet experience with sites such as Twitter and Facebook and I'll even throw in Tumblr. You no longer need to be creative on the Internet. All one needs to do is find a good source of crap to repost under your name. It's like, "I haven't seen this one before so I'll post it and others will think that I was the creative genius that thought it up!"
It's just a rehash of all the crap that goes around like a social disease. How long will it be before the dancing Oogachuka baby (look it up, it's on You Tube) makes its way around again for all the new users that were too young to see it' first go-round fifteen years ago.
Of all those in my blog circle, only Darev and Donna still post daily. These days I halfheartedly try to post every week and if I don't reach that goal I don't lose any sleep over it. It used to be that I'd be upset if I didn't have at least a months worth of post lined up and ready to go.
Maybe it's the influx of the transitory nature of the instant that Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr has got us to accept, that now has me in its grasp. Maybe I no longer care about the big picture of the past, present and future, but now live for the dopamine hit when I see something enjoyable yet instantly forgettable on the internet. Here and gone in a flash.