Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Exclusive: How To Survive Being Dead

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated"
–Mark Twain

From the obituaries. Wired magazine has proclaimed that blogging is dead.

Reasons why:
• Amateur journalism (see why it pays to hire a professional copywriter) and underground marketing campaigns drown out the voice of authentic bloggers.

• The people most likely to notice bloggers' hard work are the Internet hecklers whose comments to posts usually contain the word "sucks."

• The time it takes to blog an original post is better spent posting photos to Flickr, or microblogging in Twitter or Facebook.

So with it being Halloween, I thought I'd post a few other articles that have prematurely declared something dead or quoted someone making that statement.

1. Google Is Dead;

2. Network TV Is Dead;

3. Video Games Are Dead;

4. The Mac Is Dead;

5. Bernie Mac Is Dead; that one turned out to be true

Kevin McIntosh is a freelance copywriter in the Nashville market. His work can be seen at

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