Things feel quiet. Uncomfortably quiet.
Oh, not quiet in the sense of the world. There is plenty of news out there to be had - and if one is honest, you could make a case for the wheels coming off the bus in any number of circumstances. And a very realistic case at that.
No, what I am referring to are voices that I follow - or in some cases now, followed - on the InterWeb. It is as if a vast blanket is smothering the InterWeb landscape.
People get busy, of course. And let us be fair, maintaining a regular sort of writing is a difficult task, especially when (for 99% of us) it is a labor of love and not a paying endeavor.
But still, this silence - and the apparent dropping out of so many voices that I respect - troubles me.
Have I missed something? Has the media paradigm changed so much that a blog has truly been overshadowed by a Video Blog (possible, of course) or social media? Or (my bigger fear) is that these folks - many much more knowledeable heads than I - have foreseen something that has indicated that posting, for whatever reason, is no longer a priority - or even wise.
It feels much like a forest that is truly still, without the sound of birds of squirrels or other animals. When it becomes this quiet, that is because something has gone terribly wrong - or is about to.