Will Blogging Be Dead in 5 Years?

It is the first post of the new year! I hope everyone started 2019 on a good note.

I was listening to a podcast one day and there was the statement of blogging will be dead in 5 years and I heard the same statement on another podcast. I have been thinking about this ever since I heard it. Will blogging ever die? Will it be obsolete in the next 5 years?

It honestly made me think about it and I honestly don’t think so. People enjoy different platforms for their own preferences and I believe there will be a need for actual blogs. I know there are audio books out now but I still enjoy turning actual pages and visualizing the words as I am reading them. I would give an audio book a try but to me, I don’t think it would be the same. I also love listening to podcasts. I just started listening to them last year and just fell in love with all the inspirational and motivational messages. You would think that it is a like an audio book and I kinda contradicted myself but I feel that they are different. What do you think?

I like to watch Youtube for different hair and makeup tutorials, vlogs and so on. I know there is a lot going with the “influencer” community now and a lot being exposed but there are people still out there producing quality and honest content. I purged through my list of people I was following and if I felt they were not influencing me in there right way, I had to unfollow them. If they didn’t practice the messages of self love and respect that they were preaching to their followers, I unfollowed. I feel so good not seeing them on my feed or watching their videos and I would encourage you all to do the same.

There are people out there who like to genuinely love to read and will read just about anything. I feel that blogs are full of amazing product reviews, motivational thoughts, tips on how to navigate through life and so on. There will always be a need for blogs and that is why I think they will not be dead in 5 years. There will be people like myself who will still be reading them and people that will be coming out with amazing blogs to read.

Blogging to me is a platform where you can express yourself through words and thoughts. You want to connect with others with like minds and just build your community or following. I started my blog as an outlet to talk about things I loved and it has grown and evolved so much. Just when I wanted to stop or give up sometimes, I would get a message or comment from someone telling me how much they like my content. It is kind words and encouragement that keeps me going. I find this platform as an expression of myself and a place where I can be happy to talk about the things I love so much.

Do you agree with the statement? What are your thoughts? Comment below and let me know. See you guys tomorrow!