Son Daryl told me a few weeks ago that he’s been hearing that blogging is dead. He said that with the popularity of Facebook and Twitter, blogging died. I replied it can be true, this with a thought in mind that blogging is in forms of posts or journal entries or article like write ups. My current reads page still has ‘live’ blogs that are updated to infrequently updated to dormant. There are some that are inaccessible totally abandoning the world of blogging.
While I have to agree that the Facebook and Twitter phenomena are truly eating a large portion of an individual’s time, I have to say there are other obvious reasons why a blogger becomes inactive, or decides to just leave and not write anymore about the usual stuff that he wants to type about. Believe it or not, some people hate FB and twitter, or has grown tired of them, too.
In an article, a comment was quoted saying, “… Blogging has certainly evolved over the past five years, but its final shape has yet to form.” Could it have evolved from personal blogging to social networking?
Brian Clark’s content maintains that blogging still has maximum influence through valuable longer content especially when you have an online business, or you need to promote a product, or a cause. The guy emphasizes the value of content marketing and mentioned a quote that says, “…blog posts are effectively conversations that are eternally visible through Google, meaning they have more inherent value to brands.”
There is another interesting point of view though that appeals to me. In the article Blogging is Dead Just like the Web is dead, it made a stand that blogging is not evolving into social networking but is truly evolving and expanding. Facebook and Twitter have ‘both helped to reinforce blogging in many ways.
I have to say that technology is fast. Blogging is affected by the fleeting evolution of technology developments. It is inevitable that blogging or longer content writing will take its new form again in the years to come. Most of us will be left with trying them then deciding whether to embrace or not. I hope though that this does not end in a bedlam for all of us.