Blogging is dead
A recent article posted in the New York Times claims that the number of bloggers
between the ages of twelve and seventeen has been reducing dramatically. The
study uses this statistic to present the questions of whether or not the whole
blog ging medium is following suit and whether or not blog ging, as
a form of communication online, is dying. Is this accurate? Is blogging,
especially in the website marketing and internet sales arena, dying? What would
this signify for online marketers if it turns out to be true? We decided that it
would be a good plan to look carefully at this concern and find out whether or
not it would actually have a large impact on the arena of Internet marketing.
The very first thing that we determined is that blogging, especially in
terms of aiding one’s ability to communicate online is not truly dying. The
statistic used in the content, that kids aged 12-17 doesn’t truly mean that
blogging is dying. The easy truth is that people in this generation are
simply migrating over to other forms of social media like Facebook and
Twitter—Facebook offers members a chance to write notes which can double as
blogs and allows the user to control who can see what he or she writes. Adults,
due to the lack of necessary parental consent, are a lot more prone to simply
start their own websites than they are to join these networks.
You must also stop for a second and consider the fact that blogging is
Blogging is not a thing that you can do once and quickly. If a
person within the marketing community needs to generate income on the net,
blogging is a great way to do that, but you need to be willing to actually
commit to the activity. When blogs experienced their popularity rise between
2004-2006, many online marketers jumped on the bandwagon thinking they could
create a fast site that looked like a blog and put up advertising and be done.
It became obvious really quickly to all people who tried this that the only way
to genuinely make money with blogging is to be constantly updating the
site with new information. This could be the main cause of the abandonment of
blogging as a important income source in
Google is cracking down on people that post stolen content on their blogs and
websites. This signifies that on a daily basis hundreds of blogs are being
de-indexed by Googlethese are usually the blogs created by people who use
software to steal the content off of other sites and put it on their own. With
so many blogs being yanked off the radar, it’s not hard to think that
blogging is dying and that these sites are just being closed down.
The serious truth is that blogging is not really dying.
The truth is that
blogging is just being far better regulated which makes it harder for
people to earn money through these mediums. This can affect some initial
specifics but we are comfortable saying that blogging isn’t actually going anywhere. It is simply starting to be acknowledged for what
it is actually: a communication tool. Blogging is usually a much better choice for sharing information than it is for earning quick cash.