I don’t remember what site I was on… Not that I surf to many…LOL But this topic caught my eye “Blogging Dead?”
Yes we are in the age of 140 characters or a quick Facebook snip-it that says what we are doing and even gives our location at the time of the micro post. Everyone tries to get as many friends as they can… can you imagine having all your Facebook friends over for dinner if you were popular…LOL I hope you have a big checkbook, but in reality are they really friends? Maybe some are, but all million of them?
Oh yea, back to blogging. I guess the consensus is that the younger generation is not capable of writing long or should I say in depth content, so they don’t blog. I find this to be far from the truth. Most of the people blogging are not of the “older generation”, although the older generation does make up a lot of the bloggers. Older Bloggers do seem to write a bit more in depth so I will give that hypothesis some credit – the younger generation of bloggers don’t write as in depth, but I think that is due to nothing more than the older generation of bloggers have had more complete life accomplishments, it’s not lack of knowledge on behalf of the young generation. I read that the younger generation are disappointed that they didn’t get the involvement and feedback in the comments that they can instantly have on social networks. Even if you post on Facebook you’re still blogging it’s just morphed to a different platform. One can say only so much there and many once they start to write about themselves become bloggers.
Back to “Blogging is dead.” I don’t agree. There are so many bloggers on the web. I have been around for years and sure some started just to post about their life and what their kids are up to with a few photos thrown in (I like those the best, real bloggers I call them). Others found out the use of a blog and how good they are for a business to use either on their website or as their website and that’s cool, they need to tell the world about themselves our lovely economy is not helping! The others that think they are going to get rich on blogging… I have bad news, if you do get rich (or even popular) blogging make sure you get a spam filter that works really well ’cause they are coming for you!
The flip side to the coin about blogging is anonymity, the ability to create a blog that is about whatever you want it to be about… Rant away, talk about whatever and there aren’t all your friends and family all over you asking why you posted that and who are you talking about etc… The ability to upload photos related to your article and add a video or two, some real meat and potatoes, an in depth article you can’t get anywhere else – and who cares what everyone thinks? Your blog isn’t for your friends and family, it’s for you and writing is good for the soul. You just can’t do that anywhere else. For example I can just stick this right in the middle of this post, why because I can ( plus it’s funny)
As long as the internet is around we will have blogs created. How do I know? Right here on BlogDumps last month over 300 new blogs, that’s 10 a day minimum, were started. How many Dumped their blog to the BlogDumps blog directory… I haven’t counted, but since we have become a bit more automated and your blog is placed in a category instantly it has increased dramatically. The last count I saw was 80 million blogs on the web and growing.
I do think that all the social sites are here to stay. But I also believe that most bloggers have a Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace page not to give up their blog but to gain more readers, another avenue so to speak. The serious blogger is looking for more avenues to gain traffic and get more readers. In no way am I bashing social networking I am all for it. It gives the blogger a better ability to be found out there. And sometimes our Facebook page is just the diversion – we post what everyone we know can read there without anyone taking offense and we post our unedited thoughts on our blogs 😉 Why, because we can.
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