Dead Blogs, Sadness, and Concepts

So I’ve been looking for information on estimating methods for SCRUM.  Yes, I’m sure that sounds unexciting to most people, but really this is something PM’s and SCRUM masters nearly get into fisticuff’s over.  Oh, you think hours are going to work, don’t bet on it . . .

So anyway, I dug up a blog that shall remain nameless, and it was filled with great stuff – and hadn’t been updated in 2 years, it’s creator’s twitter feed had posts every few months.  Yet it was filled with wisdom.

I guess I can consider it dead, but doesn’t that seem wrong?  I mean it has active, vital, useful information in it?

Somehow I think we need to rethink blogs.  Maybe they have to stop, and so be it, but is it really dead?  Is it dead if the information is good?  Is it dead if it has meaning?

Maybe we need to rethink blogs as part of something larger, of archiving, curating, creation.

Maybe we need to create metasites that archive old blog information for people.

Maybe we should “reincarnate content” as I mentioned earlier.

Blogs may be dead, but the information is alive.

– Steven Savage

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