I’ve always been a firm believer of going out on top. Unfortunately, that would have meant putting the League of Extraordinary Bloggers to bed about a year ago. But rather than beating this poor horse any longer, I have decided that it’s time for the League to come to an end.
I’ve had an absolute blast writing responses each week and reading those written by my fellow bloggers. When this grand experiment started, it seems like blogs were where the action was, but slowly the forces of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram took hold and chipped away at the creative focus of many of us, myself included — it’s a whole lot easier to snap a photo and post it on Instagram than it is to write a whole blog post about it.
One of the things that I most enjoyed about the League was its ability to combine our efforts with a common cause, and I still think there is a lot going for that idea. I have plans to start something a little similar, with a more focused angle, in the near future, so stay tuned for that.
I think the League did exactly what it was meant to do, and generated some buzz among our members and assisted each out when we needed a hand. Maybe we’ll resuscitate it at some point in the distant future, but for now, we’ll let it sleep in a peaceful cryogenic state. It’s been fun, and I hope we can all still be friends!