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My thoughts on blogging...the future of blogging

I think bloggers often avoid the topic “the future of blogging”. I’ve seen the question arise in Twitter chats and many people are optimistic, seeing the blogging world as a place that will continue to grow and thrive.

Then I step in with my not-so-optimistic outlook, which of course isn’t taken well.

I don’t think blogging as we know it is sustainable. I don’t think it will continue to grow or thrive. I think there will be a tipping point and people who depend on it for an income may have to rethink their plans.

My thoughts on blogging...we don't have to fit into categories

I always have difficultly describing my blog when someone asks what I write about.

“It’s kind of a lifestyle blog, I guess. I write about my life. Or just anything really.” is my standard answer.

When it comes to picking a category for my blog I almost always pick “Lifestyle” because 99% of the time “Personal” isn’t an option, and I would hate for my blog to be categorised as “Other”. I mean, on Bloglovin’ you can’t even see blog posts from the category “other” on the Explore and Find Blog tabs. But don’t even get me started on Bloglovin’.

My thoughts on blogging...if I owned Bloglovin

If you follow other bloggers on Twitter then you may have heard a lot of complaints about Bloglovin’ recently, and there are a number of reasons why.

The main reason is that Bloglovin’ sent out an email to all of it’s users about a competition they were running. Essentially, who ever gained the most followers in August would be featured on their blog, and this didn’t sit well with many of us bloggers who believe that blogging isn’t a competition.