A friend asked me, “Do you think blogging is fading in popularity? Based on my own personal blog and those of others, I don’t think so.
Blogging started in 1994. In 2007, Technorati says they’re tracking more than 112 million blogs. I entered the blogging scene on October 9, 2009.
Tumblr itself has 275.9 million blogs in 2016. Over 409 million people view more than 21.2 billion pages on WordPress each month. On WordPress, 54.2 million new posts and 52.3 million new comments each month.
My opinion is that blogging will be here for a long time. Blogging is here for the long run. Why? Because of the information bloggers put on their blogs. Bloggers inform, inspire, promote, sell, rant, rave. Bloggers influence and change our world. They make it better. They provide a different way of looking at things. A different opinion. A different way to do something. Blogs are creative. Bloggers find intriguing ways to bring readers into their worlds. That’s what readers want. It’s a great match.
What do you think? Do you think blogging will be here for a long time? What kind of blogs to do you read?
Are there topics for blog posts you’d like for me to write?
Enjoy your day.
Live with enthusiasm!
Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2016 Joan Y. Edwards
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- Decor8blog.com. “Will Blogs Survive 2016?” http://decor8blog.com/2016/01/05/46770/
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