Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Day footnoteMaven's Blog Died


There once was a blog among many.

It had withstood the test of time in the genealogy universe.

And t’was glorious — full of footnotes, family history, humor, pathos & such…

It was read, By some.

Missed, By more.

Still, Life was good.


Then along came a flood that washed over the blog and weighed it down.

A flood called Facebook, absorbing the blog into the collective.

Resistance was futile.


The blog struggled for time, eventually succumbing to a vociferous bird, by the name of Twitter;

Twitter fed on time. And thus, it consumed all fM had left, until the blog was no more.

And only the memories remained…


Borrowed heavily from Twisted Intellect, thank you for the inspiration.


Blogger Caroline said...

All I have to say is, "Heaven Forbid!" [but ain't it the truth, though? Dang the time-consumers! If they just weren't so much fun...]

September 30, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Cute! (But I hope this doesn't happen!)

October 1, 2009 at 4:45 AM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Very good fM! And so very true. I know many blogs are on life support since FB and TW came into the geneabloggers' lives.

October 1, 2009 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

NO!NO!NO! It can't be!!! Down with fb! Down with Twitter! Somebody has to save the fM blog!!! HELP!!!

October 1, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Are blogs passé?

I wonder.


October 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Bill West said...

Heaven forfend, fM! How can you tell the full story of
your ancestors and family in only 140 characters or a FB

My personal opinion is that if anything is negatively
effecting the geneablogging community it's the advent of Genealogy Wise. I've noticed a fall off in posting in general since it's arrival. And ironically, it used geneabloggers to help launch it.

All that aside, I enjoyed the post!

October 1, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Then came the time for the voracious bird to molt. It burst into flames and was no more. But from the ashes arose a reborn fM. Seeing her friends still struggling with the collective, she shed a tear, healing both herself and them. And life was good once more.

October 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM  

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