Trend: Blogging Without Dates
How would an online newspaper article from the 1970's be perceived today if presented as possibly current? The trend to blog social media advice without having a reference date attached is quite incredible. Articles on How to Spice Up Your MySpace were quite popular back in 2008 when MySpace was still a thing. What if their were no date? No reference for beginners or nostalgia recollection for seasoned users? A date marks a page out as history meant to remembered, studied, and learned from.
One suggestion is this trend might be occurring from "fear of loss" much like the receiving end of the technique utilized by advertisers in commercial spots. View these perfect people on this perfect beach, you are missing out. A "fear of loss" MLM (multi-level marketing) strategy, we will fill your first leg for you, all you need to do is recruit enough to fill up the second leg and you will be rolling in dough! Those signed up are afraid to "lose" the first leg and stay in paying a monthly fee for a product they do not use.
Maybe those who drop the date are afraid of viewer loss later on because readers enjoy current posts? Won't they be posting regularly for years to come? While the plan of many Internet posters is to do this forever, life happens. Maybe these deleter's of time and misdirector's of relevance know the day will come when the busy sector of living will take hold. It would be very strained to entertain the notion these date neglecting contributors were not technologically sound enough to notice the erasure of time but anything is possible.
Whether or not your content has date
and whether by choice or by folly
With this on your plate, black holes you create
ya leave readers swimming round like a mollie
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Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter
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