Today is a milestone: Required Writing is one year old. So. Is my blog a toddler? An adolescent? A septuagenarian?
How does a blog lifetime compare to a human’s? We don’t yet know what the maximum lifespan of a blog is, do we? Clearly, many of them die young, after scant months or a handful of years. But how long might a blog keep going? Should it? Can we look to some other realm of pop culture for a comparison?
The Tonight Show?
Days of Our Lives?
The Fast and the Furious?
The New Yorker?
The Rolling Stones?
The Sex Pistols?
What do you think the right comparison should be? I confess I have no clue. Should I want my blog to live fast, die young, and make a good looking corpse?* And I hope I immediately know when it is time to go. Like the song** says, it’s better to burn out than it is to rust. Although I would prefer to do neither. My goal is to keep writing until it is time to stop.