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I don't think there is any doubt.
With the announcement this week from Google that it is killing off its RSS feed compiler, Google Reader, on July 1 this year, we have received at least indirect confirmation that RSS is likely to die this summered shortly thereafter. Services like Feedly and Flipboard have assured users that they will maintain status quo once Reader goes offline, but I think the message is clear. The days of the blog, as we know it, are numbered.
Several months ago, I implemented a twitter competent to this site so that all posts and all comments are immediately tweeted to my twitter feed, in addition to the usual RSS feed. I haven't spent all that much time with twitter and really don't quite understand its utility, but from playing around with it the past couple of days, I can tell you that it is definitely the present and future for sites such as this. By which I mean twitter will be the site for sites like this. In plain English, from now on, most of the things I post about routinely will be posted directly to Twitter and not here.
I have a few things in the pipeline and I will continue to check my news feeds and I will continue to periodically post when there is more than 140 characters to say, but for the most part, if you want to continue your Chili Dog Blog experience, get out your twitter accounts and follow me @chilidogblog.
The future is here, and who am I to stand in its way?