Here's a serious question for you to ponder on a Monday, spurred by the same question having been asked of me recently by a member of the Irish Fest team:
Has Tir na Blog run its useful course? Should the doors to Uncle Bloggy's Story Hut be closed? Should the Irish Fest blog be sent to pasture?
I'm not a Facebooker, nor a Twitterer but I'm not living in a cave either. I know that the Irish Fest Facebook page is going great guns and I'm sure that most people go there for their Irish Fest information and seldom stop by Tir na Blog. Nothing wrong with that. Things change. But it does beg the question: do we need both? We've abandoned our My Space page. Should the blog follow suit? On May 12 this blog will turn 7 years old. I've been writing it for more than 6 of those seven years. I'll keep doing this for as long as it's useful to Irish Fest and as long as people want to keep reading it. But what's the life span of a blog in these rapidly changing times? Are blogs in general passé?
I write this for you guys, and I know from the little site-meter thingy that a fair number of you check in each day for a minute or two. And I know that Fest Week, those numbers spike dramatically. But those numbers are fairly static from year to year. We've plateaued, obviously.
Now I'm not fishing for compliments here, truly. I'm looking for honest feedback. Is it time, after the 10 year Irish Fest is done for Tir na Blog to be done with it? Let me know what you think.