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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Confirmed Not Dead

... 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. 

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