Which got me thinking. I wonder if, one day, there will be a market for blogs in a different sense. As artefacts. A collector’s market. Like there is for paintings, postcards, postage stamps, books, vinyl. I wonder if people will want to collect blogs. Buy them.
“Here we have a particularly fine example of an early food blog. It was originally hosted on Blogger, naturally, before transferring to Typepad in the early part of the 21st century. And here we see it, today, in its final, late era format, hosted on its very own domain. Of course, these days we keep it in our private collection. Away from public view.”
Over the past two years I have had a number of conversations with people who were interested in buying my kigaliwire blog and related social media accounts. I’ve been tempted and I’m still undecided. However, a large part of me likes the fact that it is frozen in time. At a very specific point in time in my life. And, it just sits there…
For myself, I have never enjoyed blogging as much as I do today. This past year has been fun. And I now have a pretty detailed account of nearly every table and desk I have sat at to write my first book. Plus a whole lot more conjecture behind the writing of it. There’s digital artefact, ephemera and patina enough for me and for the book.