Tuesday, June 12, 2012

TNM and the Summertime Blues

Call it the after WWDC blues, a state of depression that follows a major event when the realization sets in that it is now back to writing about the media world. Writing about tech, it seems obvious, is more exciting and interesting than writing about the media industry. Tech is optimistic, the new – it is sometimes juvenile, but always interesting. Media writing, on the other hand, is about layoffs, mergers and acquisitions, and other depressing events.

Then there is the fact that it is summer.

In 2010, around this same time, I decided that after six months it was time to close down the site. I never intended to make this a full time venture and so maybe it was time to call it quits. I probably should have taken my own advice, because two years later TNM is still here.

Once again this year TNM will go on sabbatical, closing down for almost two weeks starting next Thursday and continuing through July 4 as I travel through Greece. There were some thoughts that I would make this a bit of a working vacation, possibly meeting with new media professionals in Greece to discuss the digital media environment, but... now it is just a vacation.

And a vacation is just what TNM needs because writing day to day about media can be a downer – yet digital media should be more like tech. What TNM needs right now is to recharge the batteries and to get excited about things. Maybe after the July 4 holiday I will return optimistic, energized and excited about the future of media.