Thursday, January 7, 2016

Blogging Aint Dead...

Nope, blogging isnt dead.  You just have to find great content

I'll admit it, there's been a couple of times over the past year that I've really been bummed out as some of my favorite outdoor blogs have gone the way of the wooly mammoth.

Buster's Wants To Fish.  Dead.  So many others, withering at the vine without posts for months and months.

Writing this stuff, I begin to wonder.  Why are these great creative and well written blogs dead or dying?

The truth is.....some are gone, but many others step up with amazing content to fill the void.  Running a blog can be a time consuming proposition, and there can be a finite life cycle to any project on the intewebz.  Life changes, evolves and moves on.  Great sites come up daily to fill the void.

You just have to find them.

Case in point,  if you're about fly fishing, upland and waterfowl hunting, mountain biking and a lot more, go check out THIS LONG HAUL.   This project is founded by two buddies who have their own style and voice, which brings great diversity to the content.  The photography is excellent as well

Couple other great blogs that I have recently found and love....

Dawn Patrol --  This dude's got soul.  Connectivity to the land and his family and the ever present wanderlust to find out what's in the next run around the bend

Illcentrifugal-   Photography that makes me think and laugh all the time.  So much is captured in just a photo, they do truly represent a thousand words.

Stalking the Seam-  Bursting with content, 2 guys that are extremely on point with consistent writing that I love.  The guys are family men just like me, balancing their passions for the outdoors

The point is, the content is there.  If you find one you love, spread the word about it.   We who write these blogs can say its only about a creative outlet, but it's awesome to know when people like what you put out there.

Blogging isn't dead folks.  The content is there, go find it.


  1. Amen. There's good stuff out there, but you need to go looking. And it's worth it.

    Thanks for the reminder, Josh!

  2. it does seem that blogging has started to phase out, which is kind of disappointing. there have some really good blogs that i enjoyed that have come and gone. me personally i generally dont give two shits about the writing cause i dont care to read, but i do enjoy good photos. i still do my blog but its not much, mostly photos with maybe a paragraph of grade school type writing. i still enjoy doing it and its main purpose is for my use, kind of like a journal. i enjoy going back through past years to see what i was fishing and when, just like i was doing earlier this evening.

  3. Nice shares, was aware of two, but two were new to me. You're right, blogging is not dead, perhaps just cycling through authors.

  4. Totally agree. I like the term Michael used "cycling" because I have that same theory. There's a lot of good stuff out there. I'm always checking out others blog list to find others to follow.

  5. missed this somehow. thanks for the shout out. -dp