Something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is change…… I know that’s super open ended, but after my “I’m a hot mess and think I need to hire someone” you can probably sense that I’m thinking about change over here. The thought of change can be equal parts exhilarating AND terrifying. Also – just want to clarify that I don’t have the answer to the title of this post. I just want to talk about it. Heck, I’m just getting to the point where I feel comfortable with the blog thing and can offer advice to people starting out, how would I know what’s coming next??? What do you think about the future of blogging? Blogger or not, is it something that you’ve thought about?
It’s not a secret that it’s all been changing for a while now, and it’s changing for everyone in a different way. I started 2 years ago, so I have nothing to compare the “now” to. The shift had already started before my blog was even a thought. I honestly didn’t read blogs before the shift either…… But I’ve read the blog posts of the veterans who have been doing this for 5+ years and hearing them talk about the ways that blogging has changed is fascinating to me. This one is particularly fascinating. And it’s from 2 years ago…..
I LOVE creating blog content as well as the social aspect of blogging, but I have to think that the shift is leading to something better. Blogging is oversaturated and can feel tired (as a reader) because of that. The social part of it also seems to have disappeared. (So they say.) Again, I wasn’t around when commenting on blog posts was how you communicated with that blogger, but now it’s turned into a quick like or share. Is there anything wrong with that? I don’t think so. Some people do. It’s just what has happened, and I think it’s important to recognize the change but not resent it. I will never quit blogging, as it’s what got me started with my design biz, but I am so open to any kind of change. I’m not planning on doing anything abruptly, but I am always thinking in that way………..
Bottom line, I see this platform as a platform that has a lot of potential to turn into whatever you make of it. It’s a form of community, which will never go away, change, yes, but it will never go away. People will always “connect” over their hobbies and interests. This is a platform that is rapidly changing, and depending on your reader, you either change with it or not.
Has anyone jumped on the video train? With snapchat being the hottest new social media and webisodes/podcasts starting to emerge, I wonder if blogging will morph into that? I could never in a million years see myself sharing a video of me talking. I cringe when I talk on Snapchat, because like I’ve said, I’m just don’t communicate well. I do like watching the webisodes and podcasts though. Studio McGee launched their first webisode this week and honestly, it’s going to compete with my favorite TV shows. Young House Love & Chris Loves Julia are the design podcasts I’ve discovered. Any more out there?
So what do you think? What’s your guess of what blogging will be in 5 years? Or better yet, what do you WANT it to be?