Has Blogging Jumped the Shark?

The Wall Street Journal says yes — and no:

Reports of blogging’s demise are bosh, but if we’re lucky, something else really is going away: the by-turns overheated and uninformed obsession with blogging. Which would be just fine, because it would let blogging become what it was always destined to be: just another digital technology and method of communication, one with plenty to offer but no particular claim to revolution.

My bet: Within a couple of years blogging will be a term thrown around loosely — and sometimes inaccurately — to describe a style and rhythm of writing, as well as the tools to publish that writing. This is already happening: One of the chief problems with some chronicles of blogging’s demise is their confusion about definitions, a confusion that’s mirrored in efforts to measure blogs’ popularity or to say anything that can apply to bloggers as a group.

There’s a bubble, and you get the feeling (at least in the Virginia Blogosphere) that it’s about to burst. As the number of blogs increase, people are only going to be able to digest so many, and readers themselves will sort out the wheat from the chaff. Still, more and more blogs are being created every single day, and we wish good luck to anyone pursuing that avenue. If you are planning to start a blog, it might be worth having a look at things like best vps hosting, as this could be very valuable for the creation of your blog. In order to generate a following or grow their audience, many bloggers will also look towards growth services in order to do this. Nitreo (seen here – https://nitreo.com) is a popular tool for many bloggers trying to promote themselves on social media platforms like Instagram.

I will be genuinely surprised if half of the current blogs we read are still active within the next three years. There are those who might even want to look into getting something like https://www.hostiserver.com/ to host their website. Like websites during the mid-1990’s, everyone had one of those free deals from Lycos or Tripod, and it all vanished over time.

Considering that 90% of all blogs die out within a year, I don’t expect the trend to improve anytime soon.

It’s a very Neitzchean world when it comes to blogs: the strong survive the blogosphere, the weak are completely extinguished by it.

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