People between the ages of twenty and thirty read a good deal, after thirty their reading drops off and by forty is confined to each person’s special subject, newspapers and magazines; so that the most important part of one’s audience, and that which should be mainly written for, consists of specialists and people between twenty and thirty.
— Samuel Butler, The Notebooks of Samuel Butler
I haven’t taken a census, but I’d be willing to bet that my own audience consists of amateurs and people between forty and seventy. I suspect that holds true for much of the remains of the blogosphere. Jonah Goldberg claims that blogging, at least the political/current events type, was a precursor to Twitter and its numerous pathologies. While there’s something to that, I like to think that the blog has evolved into the abode of an older, more reflective audience.
March 8, 2021 @ 2:33 am
60 on the 26th of May
March 8, 2021 @ 1:58 pm
“Evolved… older… more reflective….” I’ll take it!
March 8, 2021 @ 4:48 pm
All, right, that’s two data points. If one more reader weighs in and confirms my hypothesis, I’m pretty sure we can call it a scientific study.
March 9, 2021 @ 6:26 pm
35 year old here. I feel about 15 years older though…
March 9, 2021 @ 6:59 pm
Trans-aged. I’ll take it.