The dreaded question: Is blogging dying? I see people asking it all over social media, I see news articles about it, I see it being discussed between my fellow bloggers.. Personally, I don’t think blogging is dying. Not even close.
The blogger world isn’t the same as it was back in 2005, but that doesn’t mean it’s dying. Everything evolves over time. Social media has become such a huge phenomenon that connects people all over the world, as well as creating an array of business opportunities for self-employed people. It’s magical, and blogging is a part of that magic.
To me, I read blogs more than I participate in any other form of social media. How can blogging be dying when all I see on Twitter and WordPress are my fellow bloggers with an abundance of comments from other bloggers discussing the blog post they’ve just read? In my opinion, blogging is bigger and better than ever. Blogs used to be solely a hobby, now you can build/promote a business from your blog posts – isn’t that amazing?
Some people like to read a singular blog post, whereas some people prefer to just scroll down Instagram/Twitter instead. And, guess what? Some people like to do both. There will always be people who enjoy reading blogs, which means there will always be people who produce blogs. Supply and demand means blogging will never die, so long as we don’t let it.
I don’t know if this is me, but I feel a little bit of annoyance in the back of my mind whenever I hear this question being asked. I know it’s ridiculous to take it personally, but it does seem to somewhat hit a nerve. To me, it seems similar to telling someone who reads as a hobby ‘Oh, but no one does that anymore, do they?’ I just find it kinda rude.
My apologies for the passive aggressive blog post, but I had to say it! Blogging isn’t dying, it’s more alive than ever. It’s just evolving, in the best possible way.