The Blogosphere is growing every second. When I go back in time, I realize how much blogging has evolved. With the gigantic improvements in technology giving millions of people access to mobile phones and internet access, millions of blogs are being read everyday.
Millions of people are constantly in search of information. The amount of information consumed on a daily basis, has encouraged the growth of several blogs. Just the way millions of people want to consume information there are also millions of people who want to create and share information.
We Bloggers have taken it upon ourselves to share our knowledge, expertise and experience. Sharing what we know has not only helped people solve their problems, we have also been able to build a mini empire from our blogs. Many of us have been able to earn a steady income from our blogs or thanks to our blogs.
The future of blogging is looking very bright and I believe it is going to get brighter for many bloggers. Here are a couple of predictions I have on the future of blogging.
- Blogging content will be further diversified
Over the past few years, we’ve seen that blog content doesn’t have to be written. The information shared on blog posts has found its way to video and audio. We’re starting to see a hybrid of content. For example, there are blog posts that contain text as well as video to enrich the value in the content shared and to appeal to people who are able to consume content through video.
It seems like we’ll see more people trying out other form of creating content like vlogging on video and podcasts. There’s a high possibility more blogs will embrace the 3 forms of content and create content that will be suitable for different people.
- Blogging will thrive with increased interdependence
It seems that more and more bloggers recognize the importance of networking and collaboration. This has helped in several ways. One of the ways is through guest posting. Guest posting drives traffic to your blog and it also helps the blog owner with content creation.
It seems like we will be seeing more collaborations in form of interviews, style features (I should bring back the fashion diva feature), guest posts, podcast guests and guests in videos. This interdependence will give blog visitors a chance to get a cocktail of perspectives and information.
- Blogging together with social media is inevitable
Social media is hitting it strong. Information seems to spread faster on social media. This makes social media an important part in blogging.
Although social media users are out to get more information over on social media, there seems to be an increasing interest in getting to know bloggers personally.
It seems like more bloggers will share more of their personal life to help build a strong following.
- Bloggers are turning more into publishers than just content creators
Blogging has gone beyond just writing a couple of articles. Blogging has turned into the new independent personal online “magazine”.
Blogging is now taking a more defined shape with clear research-backed rules to help create content that will not only give value but that will attract and retain devoted readers.
Over the years, blogging has evolved from being a just hobby to a real business. And I can’t wait to see how amazing 2017 would be.
What do you think? What does the future of blogging look like to you?