Wouldn’t ya just know it? I finally give myself permission to blog about whatever I want, whenever I want and I hear a rumor that blogging is dying out.
Recently, a friend of mine attended the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference in Atlanta and came home with a shocking statement from one of the workshop presenters: Blogging is dead. Not just dying, but already dead. Apparently, as writers, we’re not to rely on it for promotion, for building readership or connecting with our readers and so forth.
Um, hello. I have a personal blog and a group blog. My group hasn’t heard this rumor. So if not our websites and blogs, then with what should we use? Am I out of the communications loop or should I disregard this statement as only one opinion?
I searched the net using the phrase ‘blogging dead’ and came up with these:
Hmm… Starting to see a trend here.
Why Blogging is Dead (Dec, 2012)… I’ll confess to not understanding most of what this article is talking about. I’ve never heard of the avenues with which she’s getting her blog to the world, but apparently it’s more high-tech than I utilize. Then again, I don’t even have a smart phone…yet.
Some of these articles talk about Facebook and Twitter utilization in lieu of blog posts. I’ve noticed a lot of writers are using Facebook to post pithy, newsworthy items, mentioning milestones in their careers, running contests and such all through their news feeds and Twitter streams. What do you think? Has that become today’s blog?
Has anyone else heard this rumor or think there’s any validity to it?