Saturday, 30 July 2016

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO BLOGGING?

It's been brewing on my mind for a while now, the thought of how blogging has changed since I started and it really has changed. It has changed dramatically over the last couple of years. But what seems to be the main questions I hear floating around are 'What has happened to blogging?' and 'Is blogging dead?'

I remember when we all used to blog about our bargain buys and even a small jewelry item that we found on eBay. You'd then scroll down and see a bunch of interaction in the comments.
I remember when outfit posts were taken either by our mums or by our Samsung cybershots stuck on a stack of books and shoe boxes in our rooms, gardens and the only white walls in our house.
I remember blogging to have been much more inspirational and yet much more secluded back then.

So what happened to blogging?


Now, blogging is so much bigger and it seems that many blogs are suddenly businesses and that's fantastic. However, it seems that so many blogs are concentrated on just making money that they have totally lost what was magical and inviting about their blogs in the first place.
Now, bloggers have photographers, like legit photographers and some just seem like they're in it for the 'free stuff.' Some blogs unfortunately don't get popular based on their writing but purely based on their bank balance and thus the expensive stuff they review on their (i guess that's just human nature though, to drool over things that we can't have.)


So what happened to blogging?
Have we lost our way? No, I don't think so. Like many processes including life, blogging has seemed to have had it's growth spurt and mature into a beautiful young lady. We have simply grown with this industry and along with the growth, it has attracted many admirers in the form of brands and PRs. Therefore,  I don't think blogging is dead because as bloggers we have simply adjusted to suit it.
I believe our posts aren't like what they were a few years a go not only due to growth of blogging but due to our growth. For example, I know my interests have changed since I was 15, I now know I love to write about blogging tips, something which I never knew I would. I guess your interests have changed over the years, too.

So no, blogging is not dead but yes it has changed and it will continue to change as the industry continue to grow. I'm going to get all biologist on you right now but we are simply adapting to our surroundings and effectively finding our niche, in the constantly changing blogging environment.

So that's my take on the whole 'what's happened to blogging?' debacle. What's your take?

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