According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for blogs, only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. That translates to 95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream — or at least an ambition — unfulfilled.
Locally, some notable blogs have fallen by the wayside this past year. The pioneering State of Sunshine went dark in July. The award-winning St. Petersblog (the other St. Petersblog as it is known around here) has flickered on-and-off through most of 2009. Mark Lane’s widely-read FlaBlog went on hiatus in November. And St. Petesburg Times columnist Dan Ruth’s attempt at blogging, The Ruthington Post, seems to have never gotten off the ground, which serves him right after Ruth’s dismissal of my suggestions for succeeding in the blogosphere.
Any other noteworthy blogs which have gone to the big Recycling Bin in the Sky?