I’ve been blogging on this blog for one year now, taking it kind of seriously for about six months. Before that I had a blog in Swedish where a had planned to document my school year. But pretty much the whole year became a mess and there where so many things happening that I just couldn’t write about, so I never wrote that consistent in that one. So even if I’m still kind of new to it, there’s one thing that I’ve been reading over and over again ever since I first started blogging and that is that blogging is dead, or at least a dying art form.
In the beginning of December last year posts regarding the future of blogging started to pop up in my Pinterest feed, talking about blogging trends they thought we would see in 2016. And I read them, of course I read them even though I’ve promised myself not to. And a lot of them seemed to predict the same thing; that in 2016 being just a blogger would not be enough. Especially not if you want to make an income from it.
Instead you would have to be a infopreneur, e-book writer or a blog coach, selling what you have learned to others. While I do think there are people out there suited for these kinds of things, I know I’m not. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one feeling that being “just” a blogger is more than enough. Nor do I think that blogging is dead or dying, neither as a hobby nor as a profession
Blogging is dead? No, of course it not!
First of all I think that it’s kind of fun to talk about “the death of blogging” in a time when pretty much everyone blogs, every company have a blog and probably some grandma’s have one too. And the thing isthat as long as there are people willing to blog, willing to use their time to take photos and write things on the internet, blogging will be a thing.
I understand that blogging might not be what it used to be, but change isn’t just a bad thing. I also understand that getting your blog out there might be way harder than it was ten years ago. But that don’t mean that blogging is dead, it just means that the times are changing.
Everyday someone starts a blog. To write about their passion for beauty, their love of music, as a way to change the standards of beauty, or even just to make some extra money. Every day 100.000 blog posts are being written. (Okay I made that one up, but it seem like a probable number.) Every day hundreds of bloggers gets contacted by companies, asking them to write about their products. And there are still people making a living solely out of their blogs.
So no, I don’t think that blogging is dead. Do you?