Before you consider the idea of starting a blog in 2020, you should think, do people really read blogs this day an age? Isn’t YouTube took over the world with video content? Is blogging dead in 2020? Here goes my observation about blogging in 2020 and beyond.
Is Blogging Dead?
Blogging is not dead because traffic to news sites and popular blogs is growing every year. Print books and ebook sales growth shows that people still love to read.
However, blogging, the way we used to do is dead. People don’t read blogs the way they did ten years ago.
Today, website content and blogs are there to serve a specific purpose. Internet users are googling for information, they grab the info and go out.
Often times, the users are taking the info from the Google search page.
YouTube and Facebook are the new popular mediums for blogging (vlogging)
YouTube and Facebook mobile apps are killing it these days. Thanks to new video technologies and faster internet speeds, users are glued to these platforms. Other than these big two, we have Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and many more. These are video-specific social media sites.
YouTube rocks edited videos, vlogs, video essays, and experiments. While Facebook rolls with more raw footage, live videos, and adventures.
Do People Still Read Blogs?
Yes, nowadays more and more people are reading blogs. The rise of content sites like Medium and Quora shows the popularity of text content. Blogging is more important than ever.
Even Linkedin is pushing hard with its text-based content. Users will stay with you if you give them a really comfortable reading experience. These reading focused sites and apps know how to serve their users.
So, you want people to read your stories? Start publishing them on Medium and Linkedin. To emit the same feel on self-hosted blogs, we need minimalist blog themes that rock on mobile devices.
What Kind of Content Should I Publish?
I would suggest you post really useful content. Nobody wants to visit a blog filled with filler content. Instead, focus on specific niche content. Content which is thought-provoking and useful.
The web is huge now. Information is easily accessible. We need someone to break it down for us. We need to hear a point of view. We are seeking to hear from someone who has the same point of view.
Create the content which readers want to read and let’s hope it will work out in the end.
Should I Start a Blog in 2020?
Yes, you should! 2020 is the best time for starting a new blog. The internet is growing, and now you have the change to reach a new audience through your writing.
- Go ahead and start your blog using this killer guide
- Leave a comment and let me know your blog name
3 thoughts on “Should I Blog in 2020? is Blogging Dead?”
Great to see a new post from you TAMAL! I completely agree with you that social media and videos are fast outpacing the traditional way of blogging(content writing).
Your advice is on point. Thanks a lot!
Saying Blogging is dead is like mentioning Boys Human is going extinct… which we know can never
Yes Facebook, Youtube rocks it for the modern age as we get to see live footage or an edited video of a point proven but ill always go with reading texts from blog, the traditional way.
Enjoyed reading this piece with a hookup tone and an amazing point of view
Hmm great post. It was short and to the point and it made me create my own blog to use to spread information for users that are curious.