Blogs were The Big Thing ten years ago. Over the past 5-8 years, a lot of people who were into blogging, got out of blogging. The ones that are left are the ones that either found a way to make a living at it (close-up shot of Mitch Berg’s impassive face) or who just love writing (Berg waves hand).
Of course, most of them passed unlamented. But some real gems have disappeared over the years – given the number of excellent bloggers that the Twin Cities produced, the ratio of wheat to chaff was higher than one might expect. Other excellent local bloggers have slowed way down, or confined their writing to fits and starts.
Earlier in the summer, I checked out Casual Sundays with Mr. Curry, the longtime project of “MLP” – and was dismayed to see it was gone.
I chalked it up to the inevitable attrition of the medium. But I’d always loved CSWMC; like a lot of blogs, I made a point of catching up on it every few weeks because, doggone it, I liked it. And I filed it away as yet another broken blog heart.
But I spoke too soon. MLP advises us that rumors of Casual Sundays with Mr. Curry’s demise are greatly overstated. And while it’s a cliche, it actually is bigger and better than ever.
And I am, in fact, so so happy.