I was reflecting the other day on how much the Catholic blogosphere has changed in the twelve, thirteen years since I started visiting. I used to think in 2002, 2003-ish that it was too late to start a blog. And I don’t know what to make of this site–almost ten years after I finally did start one.
I was especially looking over the blogroll on the old site. And just, wow. Most are inactive. Most of the remainder have changed locations. Few of those links have active blogging with any sort of the same frequency. Maybe they’ve all gone to Facebook and twitter. I know a number of people have been snatched up by conglomerates, or what serves as that online. Patheos, for example, has been collecting Catholic bloggers. But The Jesuit Post doesn’t seem to post very often. Plus the pages on any blog there take forever to download. Sometimes when I forget that, I just jump to another site.
The tone of the Catholic blogophere is still largely the same: some suspicion for people who don’t think like the mainstream. Whatever that may be.
I was thinking that it might be curious to have a “Where Are They Now” feature. But a lot of them are probably still not talking to me.
I have a few blogs that I miss. What about any of you?