I Am Not Going Down Without A Fight

I Am Not Going Down Without A Fight

Yes, my friend. You read that correctly; I am certainly not going down without a fight.

And, what fight am I referring to?

I am referring to keeping on blogging despite there being more attractive alternatives to blogging; such as vlogging and podcasting.

Hey, someone needs to do their part to keep blogging alive (And, I am sure that there are bloggers on WordPress who feel the same way as I do).

Blogging Has Existed For Quite A Long Time

Blogging has been around since the nineties.

Ironically some people think that blogging has died.

But, if they were blogging on WordPress, they would think differently.

Those of us who use the Reader regularly to find new blogs have seen firsthand how busy WordPress really is.

Many people from around the world are blogging as if there is no tomorrow.

Some People Have Given Up Blogging For Vlogging

Truthfully, we cannot stop anyone from vlogging (After all, it is their prerogative to dabble with vlogging if they want to).

Also, as much as I hate seeing bloggers give up on blogging, they are free to do that too.

Apparently, it is easier for some people to talk in front of a camera, edit their content and upload their videos to YouTube.

If I were to venture into the area of vlogging, I would certainly embed my vlog into my blog; I would not abandon the blog that I invested so much of my time in.

Anyway, what some people hate is investing a lot of their time into blogging and not seeing the number of views that they would like to see.

Yes, looking at WordPress Stats can be depressing for some people.

Imagine yourself receiving less than half of the incoming views that your blog received approximately two years ago (That sort of thing can make bloggers wonder if blogging is still worth their while).

Also, if they are getting more incoming views via vlogging, they may be tempted to vlog more and blog less or give up on blogging entirely.

Podcasting Is An Attractive Option

I will admit that there are people who are great behind a microphone; they are great orators and they even have the voice for it.

Hey, if a person has a natural talent for podcasting, they might as well create podcasts.

Like vlogs, podcasts can also be embedded in your blog.

There is really no need to abandon your blog.

The Blogosphere Will Always Be In Need Of Good Bloggers

If all the good bloggers disappeared, we would have a serious problem on our hands.

Luckily for us (and for the blogosphere too), there are good bloggers on various blogging platforms filling cyberspace with their wonderful blog posts.

So, from the looks of things, blogging is not dying anytime soon.

New People Are Joining WordPress All Of The Time

Are there people leaving WordPress?

Yes, it is true that people turn their backs on WordPress.

However, there are people joining WordPress daily; as soon as someone goes, another one joins the rank of WordPress bloggers.

Final Thoughts

Once there are people on the planet who love reading and writing, there will be a sector of society that will gravitate toward blogging.

The death of blogging has been overly exaggerated.

While blogging may not be as appealing as vlogging and podcasting, blogging is still very much alive (And, you better believe that my friend, because it is the truth).

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35 Comments

  1. John says:

    Great reading, Renard. Blogging is far from dead! A few years ago, I had a YouTube channel where I regularly posted my videos, I am not comfortable with that these days given the advances in technology. Call me paranoid. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, John.

      Sometimes, it is good to be a bit paranoid.

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      1. John says:

        I call it Self Preservation. ๐Ÿป

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  2. Hilary Tan says:

    Most podcasters donโ€™t last, sad but true. Similarly, most bloggers donโ€™t last. People are always jumping from one shiny thing to the next. I applaud you for sticking blogging out for the long-term ๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 5 people

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Hilary.

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  3. Anjali says:

    WordPress stats are really depressing, but the community that we have over here is something worth sticking to it. You don’t find such such people who value and appreciate the work of others at any other social media platform.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your valuable input, Anjali.

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  4. Incredible blog post Renard. Well written my brother as always and I agree that blogging is alive and kicking and from the look of things it will still be around for now.

    Also, you are right that we see new bloggers joining WordPress and if one blogger goes another joins in, that’s how life is actually. Just now, a new blogger whose name is Ashinav I think, she has a blog similar to mine as a Fashion Blogger, she has a blog about shoes and that’s her niche, women’s shoes, the title of this blog is “365 SHOES” , accessible via https://shoes365.wordpress.com/ , do check her work!

    Lastly, in as much as Vlogs and Podcasts are on the rise and in demand, as long as we have people who love reading and writing(myself included), you can bet that there will be bloggers who will write , upload books and embed stories on their blog. It all depends on the Blogger whether they are flexible with writing a blog or speak in front of a mic, edit and upload content on YouTube๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ™

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your valuable input, Mthobisi.

      I had a look at the recommended blog and I noticed that it has not been updated since September 2015.

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  5. Incredible blog post Renard. Well written blog as always and I agree that blogging is not going to die soon and disappear from the web๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Also, I too have noticed that there are new Bloggers coming in the blogosphere, I just followed a new blog and she is new, she has a blog similar to mine, a fashion sort of blog and she writes about shoes. This is to say, when old bloggers go, another one joins WordPress, that is how life is actually. Moreover, I am not a fan of dabbling into podcasts and ๐Ÿ“ฑvlogging because it is not who I am, I prefer to express myself via writing than talking on a mic, I am a quite person in real life so I like to blog than talk!๐Ÿ™

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

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  6. The great advantage of blogging is that no one has to see or hear you!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing your perspective.

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  7. kharms8 says:

    Great post! I have been reading and listening to advice on marketing a book, and one of the suggestions that comes up over and over is to share excerpts out through your blog. They also mention email lists, podcasts etc, but a blog is definitely a tool for reaching people, as well as a hobby for us โ€œrecreational writersโ€. I think written word will have a place even as audio content keeps growing.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your valuable input.

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  8. Maryanne says:

    I LOVE the way your blog looks. It truly is “you.” You say what you feel, in an honest non-pretentious way. And the look your blog is the same — honest and too the point. Your icon seems to say that too, this is me, this is what I think. Your eyes say it all — you are looking at your readers, saying “I stand behind my blog!” You don’t need to spend money for something fancy, this is perfect!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Maryanne.

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  9. Grant at Tame Your Book! says:

    Once again, on target with your thoughts, Renard.

    People learn in various ways. Videos show, but so can illustrations. Podcasts share, but so can text. Slow readers may appreciate videos and podcasts over text-based posts.

    If the intent is pure entertainment, videos and podcast will draw their share of the target audience. However, bloggers can concurrently entertain, inform, and inspire. Those in the audience who want to preserve what theyโ€™ve read have the option to clip the post and keep for future reference.

    Videos and podcasts have their place, but posts still rule when you consider the ability to clip, store, and reference.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ You have nailed it on the head, Grant.

      Thanks again for sharing your insight.

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  10. Eugi says:

    Vlogs and Podcasts are not my thing but I understand for some, it is enjoyment and a way to learn. To each their own, however, I prefer blogging because it is easier to reference and to enjoy in one’s own time frame.

    Once again, an excellent post, Renard.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Eugenia.

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      1. Eugi says:

        You’re welcome, Renard.

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  11. RasmaSandra says:

    I have long thought that there should be a place online selling T-shirts for bloggers to go out into the world and share their thoughts. I think the idea would catch on and people would walk about with T-shirts like Keep on blogging or A day without blogging is like a day without sunshine.

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    1. ๐Ÿค” I love that concept of yours; there is a chance of it working.

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  12. Kevin says:

    Well said, Renard. The focus should be on original, quality content, rather than the medium. A poor quality vlog or podcast will never upstage a well-written, interesting blog.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Kevin.

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  13. lu says:

    I miss when there were lots of blogging platforms! At least we still have wordpress.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, we do have WordPress and there are still a lot of blogging platforms around. For example:

      โ€ข Wix

      โ€ข Blogger

      โ€ข Ghost

      โ€ข GoNevis

      โ€ข Weebly

      WordPress is not the only one around.

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      1. lu says:

        Oh man, I need to find some new blogs! I used to use Blogger, Tumblr, and Wix, but the community wasn’t as strong.

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        1. ๐Ÿค” I see what you mean.

          WordPress has the best blogging community.

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  14. As long as there are writers and readers, blogging will be alive and well.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ indeed!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fantastic!

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