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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Is Blogging Really Dying a Slow and Painful Death?

I get it, we live in a world where time is everything. I regularly hear the phrases 'I can't believe how quickly the time has gone' or 'I just don't have time' and this makes me wonder whether our need to digest things quickly has led to a slow death of blogging, specifically, can people really be bothered to read blogs anymore? 


This has definitely been a hot topic of conversation recently within the blogging world, and to be honest I can completely understand why. Personally, I blog because I love having this space as a creative outlet, and I love being able to take photos and share my thoughts with you guys. 

But like I was saying before, unless you're actively seeking out blogs to read, or you regularly keep up to date with specific bloggers, people don't seem to have time these days to be trawling around on the internet. With the introduction of apps such as Instagram, people like to see beautiful content, and then move onto the next thing. The way we consume media is completely different these days to how it was five or ten years ago. 

I think another demise of blogging comes down to the over saturation of the industry, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. I truly believe there's room for everyone to be successful, however I do think that the perceptions of bloggers has been extremely rocky in recent times, and I don't think some people help to change and improve those perceptions. Blogging has become so 'competitive' in a sense, that sometimes people forget or don't care to support one another. This is problematic because if we can't support other bloggers, how can we expect non-bloggers to support us?


People's content is getting better and better each day, I look on Instagram and I see people posting incredibly beautiful, editorial photos which leave me in complete awe. Yes, it inspires me to be better and to keep improving, but I think that it also means that people become slightly disinterested in content which isn't as well polished. The standards are so high these days that I think some people are only interested in seeing the best of the best, the aspirational photos rather than a simple flat lay. (FYI, I will always love a simple flat lay photo.)

I really do think there has been a massive shift away from blogging in recent times, and I think it will only get worse. But, I don't think blogging is a lost cause, as long as you're doing it for the right reasons. I will always love blogging, but I have been focusing more on my Instagram account as I just feel like it's a lot of people's favourite platform.


I would love to hear your thoughts on this, do you think that the blogosphere is suffering?


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  1. I think this was worded incredibly well. I was a blogger over 5 years ago and my return to blogging this year has been a shocking one. I've been spammed with people asking me to follow them here there and everywhere whereas 'back in the day' it was more community based. And there's nothing wrong with that, I love that everyone has a platform to be creative on. But it is changing the way blogging works... maybe photoblogs are the next thing?

    xx Beth
    www.bethstumbles.com

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