I sent the link to Art Mobs to one of the museum/tech lists I'm on because I wanted to see if there were other examples of blogging in a museum context. Julian from Pacific Asian Museum left a comment that pointed to a blog about Buddhist Art Happenings Around the World. (I got excited because I had been researching buddhism and art resources for Cambodia4kids and because the monk from the Wat in RI might do some culture classes for Harry and Sara and some other kids... ) Unfortunately, the blog postings stopped around a year ago, not sure if that's because the blogger left the organization, lost enthusiasm, or there haven't been any buddhist art happening around the world.
Aside from the great pointers to art exhibitions, I found a site that teaches zen meditation and a possible bar and bat mitvah gifts for Harry and Sara when they turn 13. But even better, was the digital prayer wheel, "Digital Prayer Wheels praying with electrons you already have around the house." Here's more about analog prayer wheels.
I got curious and emailed Julian asking him why postings haven't continued. His response: "We've been extremely swamped with work, which has made us realize that if you are going to do something like this, you have to be prepared to manage it. There are several options in discussion now on how we might use this blog to our advantage and increase it's userability. I'll keep you posted on our decision and our findings. "
I'm sure that out of the 10 million blogs counted by Sifrey, there are certainly some that aren't active. It is human after all. I stopped blogging for six months, although I don't think anyone noticed. The point is that the activity of blogging (not just the posting, but the discoverability) is a habit and creating a habit is about change or a transition. So, how do you keep motivated?