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Is Blogging Here for the Long Run?

Is Blogging Here for the Long Run Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

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


  1. Brandon Widder. “Best Free Blogging Sites:”
  2. Decor8blog.com. “Will Blogs Survive 2016?” http://decor8blog.com/2016/01/05/46770/
  3. NPR.org. “Timeline: The Life of the Blog:” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17421022
  4. Statista.com. “Number of Tumblr Blogs-2011-2016:” http://www.statista.com/statistics/256235/total-cumulative-number-of-tumblr-blogs/
  5. WebDesignerSpot.com. “A Brief History of Blogging:” http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/03/a-brief-history-of-blogging/
  6. Webopedia.com. “History of Blogging:”
  7. Wikipedia. “History of Blogging: The early years 1994-2006:” http://nymag.com/news/media/15971/
  8. WordPress.com. “Statistics from WordPress.com:” https://wordpress.com/activity/
  9. Your Traffic Hits.com. “Do Blogs Still Matter in Today’s SEO?” https://www.yourtraffichits.com/do-blogs-still-matter-seo-2016/


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4 Responses

  1. I sure hope you keep blogging! Your posts are not self-centered like so many blogs. Your blog has wonderful messages and is thought provoking. It takes courage to post whether blogging is here to stay on your blog! Bravo! I for one will keep reading “Never Give Up.”
    Joan Reid

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    • Dear Joan Reid,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you like my writing on my blog. I do like to write thought provoking messages. I’m glad you like them. I plan to keep on writing blog posts for a long time. It’s fun and I learn something while I’m searching for information to share with others.

      Celebrate you and your compassion and encouraging ways
      Never Give Up


  2. Joan,
    I enjoy following blogs and commenting on them. I think it’s fun to connect with others this way. Friendships blossom that wouldn’t be possible without the internet. Such varied experiences are shared too. That’s awesome. I hope I always have friends who blog.

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing. I’m glad you enjoy reading blogs and following them. I am honored that you read and follow mine. You’re right. Many varied experiences are shared on blogs and it’s fun to read them. I hope you always have friends who blog, too.

      Never Give Up
      Live with Enthusiasm

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