If a newspaper lasts a day, a magazine lasts a week and all journals are superseded by the next issue, how long would a blog post endure?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.