It’s difficult to predict the demise of blogging when TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, the Metaverse, and I’m sure some other as-yet-undiscovered new addicting sort of social media are on the increase.
After all, blogging seems, well, old in comparison to all of the glitzy new dopamine-producing possibilities.
Sadly reminiscent of the 2000s.
I won’t even begin to discuss book blogging.
Who still reads books nowadays?
(Seems like not Americans)
As alternative platforms like BookTok, Bookstagram, BookTube, and Book Twitter ostensibly take the place of written content, including blog content and particularly book blog content, it appears that written content is on the decline.
Why do we even continue to write lengthy literary ramblings, discussion articles, book recommendation lists, and book reviews?
Do they not get read by nobody?
Yes, book bloggers do not appear to receive the same attention as book influencers on other platforms, at least according to my personal experience.
The popularity of blogging has declined over time.
A blog can be more difficult to gain readers, and it’s undoubtedly a different kind of platform than social networking.
But it’s all right.
The option of blogging is fantastic if you enjoy writing.
Since I can remember, I’ve always been a very expressive person, and for me, writing is the most effective method to communicate.
I adore the way my ideas flow onto the keyboard from my mind.
I enjoy reworking their ideas into something that sounds passable.
I adore going back and viewing my work.
I enjoy playing lofi loudly on my earbuds while I work and completely lose track of time.
I adore how you can edit and re-edit your work until it is a polished final result that readers will enjoy reading.
This post is probably incoherent because I am writing it at 1:30 in the morning, but I can edit it later.
In contrast, I don’t feel the same way about recording videos or shooting pictures.
I always get enthusiastic to make blog entries, but I don’t get as excited when I think of abandoning my website and using TikTok or Instagram instead.
In fact, I detest taking Instagram images and recording quick videos.
I simply don’t have as much fun doing it, and I don’t feel as inspired.
So why would I switch to a less inspiring medium when it is more “lucrative” in terms of engagement?
It’s crucial to keep in mind why you first started blogging.
I didn’t anticipate more than 20 or so people to subscribe when I wrote my first post.
I viewed my blog as a form of online journal where I could ramble on for as long as I wanted without it being considered inappropriate.