... at least not yet.
Neither I, nor this blog, nor the world of poker blogging are deceased. None may be as robust as they once were, but all are still kicking.
I renewed my domain yesterday, which was a trigger to post.
I posted, which led me to spend some time wandering through my archives.
Reading the archives was a trigger to see who else out there was still blogging.
Results were surprising. An hour went by in the blink of an eye as I wandered the blogosphere, which in a metaphorical stretch resembles a rust belt city in decline - pockets of normality, even elegance, with widespread declines in activity and plenty of now-vacated spaces. There are even criminal gangs in the form of domain squatters and comment spammers.
Poker blogs are Detroit.
As a general rule, I don't read poker blogs any more. Bloglines shutting down made it more difficult to stay on top of what was news and I just never cared for Google's version of a RSS feed reader. I follow poker people on twitter and if I want to see what's news I read 2+2 or follow a twittered link. Since I don't play poker anymore I spend less time on and have less interest in poker-related subjects.
Wandering my way through the blogs yesterday it occurred to me: I miss the poker some. I miss the people writing about poker more. There was a lot of good stuff out there.
I wonder what the next poker will be.