It’s no news that technology is evolving fast. We’re more connected than ever before and it feels like a new solution to a problem is found through technology advancement every single day. This is great and opens many doors to us but it also makes many “old ways” of doing become obsolete.
When I started my blog a year ago, I was told by many friends I was too late to catch the train and there was “no point” on doing so. Yes, it’s true that blogs were “the new rage” many years ago.
Turning a blog into an effective side (or full-time) business is not as easy as it used to be. And yet, day after day, more people start writing online, whether on their own blog or on a platform such as Medium. The attraction is thus not the money in itself.
It comes down to the need to share
Even though we are more connected to each other than ever, we meet face-to-face less than we used to and the vast majority of exchanges we have with others are daily messages without much insightful content.
We all have our own experiences and knowledge amassed through the years but we do not get the opportunity to delve into those regularly with our circle of friends.
Yet, the need to share with others is present and we found a place to do so on the Internet. Social Media platforms became places to exchange without much meaning and, as a result, some of us turn away to find a community of like-minded people.
That’s where blogging comes into play
The lack of sharing on meaningful topics becomes unbearable for some and blogging suddenly appears as a perfect solution.
I, for one, used to look down on blogging. I believe it was a waste of time and that people who wanted to write should do it professionally directly. Come to think of it, that was quite a narrow-minded idea if I ever saw one.
It turns out blogging is so much more than just writing words online. It can, in a way, be the solution to our lack of meaningful exchanges as it allows us to cope with difficult situations and share on what matters to us.
Blogging has evolved quite a bit. While it used to be a longer version of Facebook, with posts mostly written for friends, it is now a way to share on a wide range of topics and direct each piece of writing to the rest of the world.
People used to read their friends’ blog posts as a way to keep in touch but this has moved to platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or even TikTok. Blogs will certainly keep on evolving, just like anything else. Who knows? Writing articles by dictating might become the norm.
One thing is certain though, blogging, one way or another, is here to stay and help each of us do the following:
- Share our expert knowledge on certain topics with the world
- Go through difficult times by writing them off and using whatever platform as a sort of therapy
- Support others through comments and response articles
And altogether, make the world a better place.