So Long Lives This

If a newspaper lasts a day, a magazine lasts a week and all journals are superseded by the next issue, how long would a blog post endure?  On WordPress alone, according to WordPress.com:

Users produce about 54.2 million new posts and 49.9 million new comments each month.

It means that in the six months since I’d started blogging, more than 300 million posts were published on WordPress.com–and there are other platforms.

There is a live count metre on worldometers.info that is fascinating to watch.  I guarantee it would raise your heart rate.  The last time I looked, at six in the morning, it had already clocked more than a millions posts worldwide–for the day.

So, as I write, I am thinking about the lines in Sonnet 18 “…So long as men can breathe or eyes can see/So long lives this/and this gives life to thee”.  Those words were true for Shakespeare’s work; but maybe only for him.

About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to So Long Lives This

  1. Cynthia says:

    This struck me as funny, in a “Mary Tang” sort of way. Your voice is unique. Humour, poignancy, philosophy, information.. your posts pack a lot. I find myself reading them a few times and often enlarging the pictures because in your writing, there are words behind the words and pictures within the pictures.

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  2. Laurie Graves says:

    Son of a biscuit! Makes me grateful for the readers I have.

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  3. Sunshine Jansen says:

    Ephemeral life is still vital, I think. Even if one day you close up this shop and move on to more tangible things, you’ve inspired me. :)

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    • Mary Tang says:

      You are being a ray of sunshine on this day, Sunshine:) Sydney is experiencing unseasonal chilly weather and it is wet wet wet as well so I admit to being as gloomy as the day. :) Something tangible: I am trying to finish knitting this woollen scarf as we still have a few more cold nights to look forward to:)

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  4. arlingwoman says:

    No, I just think we all have a great deal to say and finding a community to say it in is really quite nice. I do have regular visitors to blogs I wrote five years ago. So write on Mary. You have no idea who will want to read it or for how ling!

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