According to the New York Times, there are rumblings in the social media world that blogging is a dying art. Micro-blogging on Twitter and status updates on Facebook and Google+ are ruling the day.
Blogs vs Newspapers
Will blog interest completely fade? Of course not. That’s like saying that people will stop consuming content. It’s not gonna happen, folks. People will always want more information and deeper insight than a Facebook status update can provide. Blogs will still have their uses.
Blogs are not dead, they’re changing. In case you haven’t noticed, the Internet and mobile technology is rapidly moving forward and it makes sense that popular activities come and go more quickly in a tech-dominated world.
The blogosphere is adapting and changing, even perhaps shrinking, but it’s not going to disappear anytime soon. Newspapers aren’t gone. They just have to adapt to the new reality that fewer people will be buying them to get their news. While most bloggers sit around wondering whether people are actually listening to them, others work on their blogs effectively and actually get the traffic they seek.
I understand that writers are too tired, getting bored, and annoyed at their lack of followers. That said, someone has to take charge or we’ll get into a situation where no one is providing intelligent news and news analysis. I how I’d hate to live in that world!
Millions of Bloggers
As long as someone has a voice, blogs will be part of the virtual landscape. To put it into perspective, there are still millions of hardcore bloggers worldwide, even if the numbers have declined.
So, you’re going to continue to read Pew Internet reports of how teens are reading fewer blogs and not starting up as many since they have Facebook to keep them happy, but there’s a lot more to it.
What do YOU think?
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