A discussion about the state of blogging today with some of the early blog pioneers. There's a lot of talk about comments, which is kind of beside the point -- the big point as I see it -- that blogging really died off because of Twitter. People like me must have been thinking 'Man, blogging is hard work, but this Twitter thing is easy.' And then Tumblr came along and that was it. But is blogging completely dead? Of course not! I'm writing this on a blog, aren't I? It's just that the audience and the culture are different now, if they even still exist. But were they ever really that relevant? They didn't exist when the earliest bloggers started and they still did their thing.