Sunday, November 30, 2014
There's a great article over on ProBlogger, by guest author Steff Green, titled Is Blogging Dead?
Subscriber numbers are down. Younger people aren't starting new blogs. The action has moved to other social media platforms accessed by smartphones and it's all about shorter, punchier messages than the average blog post.
I expect all of my watery blogger friends have seen the same trends.
Is it time to recognize the inevitable and organize the wildest funeral party ever to bury all our blogs?
I confess I didn't tell you the whole truth.
OK. I lied.
The full title of Steff's blog post is actually Is Blogging Dead? How Blogs are changing and How You Can Stay on Top.
Steff is full of ideas on how to respond to the trends in the blogging world, with suggestions on how to take advantage of the swing to social media, rethink where the conversations about your blog posts will be happening, and make money from your blog in this new world.
Whether you are a blogger or a reader or both, tell me, do you think blogging is dead?
Or, if you think the patient may still be breathing, then what do bloggers need to do to resuscitate the corpse?