In the winter holidays I read this blog post by Joe Moran that extrapolates the number of blog-posts in time. This is a decreasing number. His prediction is:
As another year ends, I note that I have once again managed to post less on this blog than last year. At this rate I am on course to achieve complete radio silence by 2017.
Inspired by this prediction I did the same extrapolation for my own blog. This is the result. My blog will cease to update somewhere in 2015:
Joe Moran does not mind the slow decline of his weblog:
Perhaps this is no bad thing. One of the many salutary bits of advice in William Strunk and E.B. White's classic book The Elements of Style is that no writer should offer their opinions 'gratuitously' because to do so is 'to imply that the demand for them is brisk, which may not be the case'.And maybe the slow decline of my own weblog would be no bad thing either. One look at the statistics is depressing enough:
The most popular post is the one where people erroneously search for drugs and prostitution in Rotterdam. Imagine how disappointed they must be when they read a page about psychogeography! And I'm quite sure that:
- some Jewish citizens will be disappointed when they don't find any factual information about the Rotterdam eruv,
- gardeners will find no useful information about how to grow plants in compacted and unfertile urban soil, nor will they find anything useful about eradicating Buddleja or Japanese knotweed,
- students will find nothing of use about conic sections,
- and bingo fans will be disappointed by my collection of Iain Sinclair quotes.
Probably my weblog is too inoffensive to draw much attention. I should include more questionable content: