For the last month, I have been talking to my fellow bloggers on twitter about if they have noticed a significant drop in people reading their blog posts, and my focus is mostly on WordPress.
The consensus is that there has been a drop and a noticeable one. I am one of the lucky bloggers who has been blessed with a significant following om my blog and also some fantastic contributor writers, but to me, it seems like people are just not coming to WordPress anymore to look at any content. It begs the question, is the written blog a dying art?
This is not just something that happened one day, and I have been doing some research. I looked at ten of my most popular tags used by my blog, and the numbers are low all around. Posts from established bloggers are getting fewer likes, and while I can’t see their views, I can tell it lower than what they are used to, and I can relate. For the last year, I averaged a good following and daily view count, and also a decent monthly view count. It, for the most part, has been going steadily upwards and then since March it has been in a steep decline.
My content, and the content from contributors have been there, and yes it is not every that a new posts goes live. The content has been good its just no one is looking anymore. I could be wrong but the trends are very telling, Maybe it will pick up in the summer. I know numbers is not why we write our blogs but there comes a time when we have to decide if it is still worth it if writing a blog is truly dying.
I want to ask the question to my followers who look at this blog post, is writing a blog a dying art?
I am curious about the answers that I get, if there are any to have, but this blog will continue to grow its content and followers. I hope that the messages that we are writing can reach so many more people!
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