When I told my blogging friends that I wanted to start a new blog to help others with their blogging, they all said I was crazy.
“Isn’t blogging dead?” asked my real-life friends, oblivious to the fact that blogging is still what I do for a living.
And, to be frank, just a few months before launching The Art of Blogging I had spend all my money on buying vlogging gear and transition towards the land of Youtube videos.
I was certain that blogging was dying. The world wanted less mentally strenuous ways of absorbing media, and that would eventually mean the end for blogs.
This was back in January 2018.
Nine months later, there are seven million more WordPress.com hosted blogs. But they all feel it. The ones who are just now starting out. They feel like they’re late to the game. The Internet is such a crowded place these days, it’s impossible to stand out anymore.
So… yeah… is blogging dead? Dying? On life support? Should we pull the plug and become vloggers instead?
Well, let’s find out, shall we?
10,109 WordPress readers in five months.
This blog was launched on the 28th of April of this year. It took about four days to get to the first thousand followers, and then three more months to get to five thousand.
Five months later, we’re celebrating over ten thousand readers on WordPress…
So, is blogging dead?
I think that by creating this blog, reaching ten thousand readers and well over a hundred thousand views in five months, this means that blogging is not dead. Yet.
Oh, I forgot to thank you all for reading my words, and for your wonderful compliments and comments, and for making me feel like my advice is helping you become better at this blogging thing.
Back to blogging is dead…
I think not. I think that’s how journalists might have felt when television became popular. Or even when the radio was invented…
The truth is that the written word is not only an effective way to communicate, but it’s an essential one. Technology can do a lot for us, and I strongly believe it helps, but there’s something about the written word… and if you’re reading these words, now, I think you agree.
The written word is intrinsically tied to the stories we tell ourselves. And that’s not going away anytime soon.
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