Marcus's blog was one of the ones that kept me going. I like all of the planner-type blogs, but I don't think I look at the world the same way they do, and sometimes the intensity of their rigorous thought about brands and ads and communications does my head in.
To be honest, I prefer stuff and nonsense, and trees and odd things that you see stuck to the pavement. They're the things that make me think differently about the world.
With Marcus's stuff, you got a bit of everything - business, proper ad stuff, and then the personal and the slightly odd. The same sort of thing that you got from Paul's Life In The Middle blog, before he shut that down.
I don't know what the future of blogging holds. If the good/smart people are bailing out, maybe it is just a bit of excitement that'll soon be over. Maybe they'll gradually disappear, like Filofaxes (help me out here - I'm struggling to think of modern communication tools that have died out. CB radio?).
But I think I will keep blogging. I only ever started doing this so I'd have somewhere to write things down, before they were forgotten. And I wanted to see if anyone else was interested in the same things. So expect less rigorous thought about popular ads/brands/strategies of our time (not that you ever got that anyway), and more of the same old rubbish. Just like it says at the top.
See you later Marcus.