Is blogging dead Today

by vishwa
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Hello,
Fellow Warriors,

Hope you all are doing Great. Actually I have a question which is wandering in my mind. It is that can we assume that blogging is all dead now. Because I have seen that Many professional bloggers are not updating their blogs so frequently as they do it few years back. The end of "Technorati" which accept blogs is no longer available for it.

I just want to know your opinions on it. What you guys think about this. Is blogging really ends?
#blogging #dead #today
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Everything is dead.

    Blogs
    Sales Letters
    Autoresponders
    Adsense
    CPA
    Article Directories
    Amazon

    All of it. Dead, dead, dead.

    Buy a lottery ticket

    At least there you have a chance.
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    • Profile picture of the author MNord
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Everything is dead.

      Blogs
      Sales Letters
      Autoresponders
      Adsense
      CPA
      Article Directories
      Amazon

      All of it. Dead, dead, dead.

      Buy a lottery ticket

      At least there you have a chance.
      Is saying things are dead, dead?
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    • Profile picture of the author oceanfan
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Everything is dead.

      Blogs
      Sales Letters
      Autoresponders
      Adsense
      CPA
      Article Directories
      Amazon

      All of it. Dead, dead, dead.

      Buy a lottery ticket

      At least there you have a chance.
      i come here for real answers. this member asked a question and you just joked. how did u ever get all those thanks. the least u could have done was to continue and given this member a genuine answer. i would expect that from anyone especially from someone as well respected as u.-joe
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      • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
        Originally Posted by oceanfan View Post

        i how did u ever get all those thanks.
        He got all those thanks by being blunt, satirical, and intelligent.

        His answer is actually very accurate and appropriate. All of those have been declared DEAD weekly for years.

        Blogging is not dead, but garbage blogging is very dead.
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        • Profile picture of the author oceanfan
          Originally Posted by Barry Unruh View Post

          He got all those thanks by being blunt, satirical, and intelligent.

          His answer is actually very accurate and appropriate. All of those have been declared DEAD weekly for years.

          Blogging is not dead, but garbage blogging is very dead.
          i doubt that the member who asked the question got that from the post. i stand by my comment.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by oceanfan View Post

        i come here for real answers. this member asked a question and you just joked. how did u ever get all those thanks. the least u could have done was to continue and given this member a genuine answer. i would expect that from anyone especially from someone as well respected as u.-joe
        Sigh. Humor is most certainly dead, especially around these parts.

        The question of whether something is dead or not has been going on since I've been here and long before that.

        The truth is, garbage ANYTHING is dead. The key is to find the good in something. In some areas, this is harder to do than in others. But one thing that can't be denied is this.

        Content, or more specifically communication, is what makes our whole world run. Without it, we'd all grind to a halt. You can't find one place at Google or any search engine for that matter where, if you typed in whatever it is you were looking for, some kind of content, whether it was text, video or audio, didn't show up near the top of the SERPs.

        We read, we listen, we watch. That's what we do. So as long as that's what we do and that's what we WANT, content (GOOD CONTENT) is always going to be in demand.

        If you think blogs are dead, do yourself a favor and look at all the top results that are on blogs. Wordpress isn't exactly starving these days and neither are plugin developers.

        Sure, if you put a piece of crap up on a blog, it's going to perform like a piece of crap. But if you put time and effort into it, that's a different story.

        So yeah, everything is dead if you're gonna phone it in.

        And that's what a lot of people around here are looking to do.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ltemodel
          To expand a little on what Alexa said, the divide between static business websites and blogs keeps getting narrower.

          Static business websites are getting updated more frequently and bloggers content is getting more compelling; less of the 'what I ate for dinner' blog posts. (Unless you own a foodie blog)

          Since Google and the general public wants frequently updated good content, you need to give it to them if you want to compete.

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        • Profile picture of the author Steve B
          What is blogging?

          A platform to post, distribute and get comments back on your content.

          So is the platform dead?

          Hardly.

          Nielsen, the well-respect research firm, tracked 181 million blogs 2 years ago. If you extended their graph out three more years to 2014 the number would be closer to 275 million.

          WordPress, the largest blogging platform company reports:

          "Over 409 million people view more than 15.8 billion pages each month."

          "Users produce about 43.7 million new posts and 58.8 million new comments each month."

          Is blogging dead?

          Is content creation and distribution dead?

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    • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Everything is dead.

      Blogs
      Sales Letters
      Autoresponders
      Adsense
      CPA
      Article Directories
      Amazon

      All of it. Dead, dead, dead.

      Buy a lottery ticket

      At least there you have a chance.
      Let's not forget about Ebay! Lol...

      Yeah everything is dead (yeah right). Including Youtube... for most people. Some people i know are killing it... millions of views ridiculously quickly. Gotta put in some work and test, and market your blog to get traffic and blog subscribers. I can tell you for a fact that blogging ISN'T dead. Your marketing might be dead... that might be the problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Everything is dead.

    Blogs
    Sales Letters
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    Adsense
    CPA
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    Amazon

    All of it. Dead, dead, dea
    You forgot PPC! I cried all day when I heard, and so young too.

    What a tragedy!
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    Nope blogs are not dead and they won't be anytime soon. What makes you think they're dead?
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  • Profile picture of the author bogomil22
    I don't think so. Google still loves unique content and comments below it. And also blogging is still very good way to give value to your subscribers or visitors. Third, your blog can help you with your branding, which is very important these days. Forth, your blog and the traffic which it can generate, because of the unique content, can be a great source of income through ads or affiliate offers. Fifth, I can tell you that the best in the industry are still creating blog posts(yes, with less text and video in the post). So, my conclusion is that blogging is not dead, you can still get a lot from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author c4ris
    They aren't dead, but it does certainly feel like they are declining, partly due to saturation and the sheer volume of competition. I'm moving away from them to other types of websites which offer more profitable models.

    But you can still do well with blogs, especially in new and emerging markets where you can get in first on the topic to become an authority. Easier said then done though.
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    • Profile picture of the author oceanfan
      Originally Posted by c4ris View Post

      They aren't dead, but it does certainly feel like they are declining, partly due to saturation and the sheer volume of competition. I'm moving away from them to other types of websites which offer more profitable models.

      But you can still do well with blogs, especially in new and emerging markets where you can get in first on the topic to become an authority. Easier said then done though.
      funny u mention that. i noticed ive been getting a lot of emails lately for private blog networks or pbn products. a little red light went on in my head. whenever i see a bunch of products come out for the same technique to do xyz then i suspect the technique is not as effective as it once was. i dont believe guru's reveal successful methods until said method is in it's decline. i know that's cynical thinking but it's my humble opinion. no facts to back it up...just my gut feeling about how product cycles work in im world. lol

      would you share what type of websites you are having success with now?

      thanks,
      joe
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      • Profile picture of the author research
        Originally Posted by oceanfan View Post

        funny u mention that. i noticd ive been getting a lot of emails lately for private blog networks or pbn's products. a little red light went o nin my head. whenever i see i bunch of products come out for a technique to do xyz then i'm sure the technique is not as effective as it was. i dont believe guru's reveal successful methods until said method is in it's decline. i know that's cynical thinking but it's my humble opinion. no facts to back it up...just my gut feeling. lol
        If there is a serious question to asked, more than likely it will get a serious and well deserving answer.

        It is usual to see how serious a question is by the response it gains in the forum.
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        • Profile picture of the author oceanfan
          Originally Posted by research View Post

          If there is a serious question to asked, more than likely it will get a serious and well deserving answer.

          It is usual to see how serious a question is by the response it gains in the forum.
          by your standard then, i'd say judging by the answers the original poster is getting now, i'd say it was a pretty fair question.
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  • Blogging is not dead, nor will it be for some time. People use the internet to find answers to questions they may have, and more and more people are using the internet on a daily basis.

    I hope your not basing your "professional bloggers" off people who say they are professionals, and actually looking into the professional blogs and bloggers.

    Take a look at Forbes and SEJ, they are pushing out content still, nothing has slowed them down.

    But there are areas that are dead or soon to be in the blogging world.
    1. Link stuffing = dead
    2. Mass daily back-linking = Dead
    3. Poor content = dead

    As long as your pushing out great content that will help your readers, and properly SEOing it, then you should be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Infonet
    Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

    Hello,
    Fellow Warriors,
    I just want to know your opinions on it. What you guys think about this. Is blogging really ends?
    Blogging Not Dead!
    One of the most important key to success in blogging is creating incredible content.
    Awesome, compelling content is what will keep your readers coming back for more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

    Is blogging dead Today
    Not today; no.

    Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. It's true that on Tuesday night it was feeling a little shaky, but not even serious enough to call the doctor, and sure enough yesterday morning it was back in flourishing health again. Must just have been something it ate ("Squidoo", possibly ).

    Blogging isn't dead at all: it's just very vague and ill-defined.

    About 50% of my subscribers think my main business sites are "blogs" and the other half think they're not. Who knows what it even means any more? My sites are technically built from "blogging software" but they don't "look like blogs": they don't have dated posts, frequent updates, and so on. So who knows, or indeed cares?

    Note, though, that in addition to blogging not being dead, it also isn't in itself a monetized activity. Actually, the truth is that it never has been.

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    • Profile picture of the author vishwa
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Not today; no.

      Rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. It's true that on Tuesday night it was feeling a little shaky, but not even serious enough to call the doctor, and sure enough yesterday morning it was back in flourishing health again. Must just have been something it ate ("Squidoo", possibly ).

      Blogging isn't dead at all: it's just very vague and ill-defined.

      About 50% of my subscribers think my main business sites are "blogs" and the other half think they're not. Who knows what it even means any more? My sites are technically built from "blogging software" but they don't "look like blogs": they don't have dated posts, frequent updates, and so on. So who knows, or indeed cares?

      Note, though, that in addition to blogging not being dead, it also isn't in itself a monetized activity. Actually, the truth is that it never has been.

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      Thanks alexa for your comment. Actually I did not assume that blogging is dead as I am also doing blogging and it is now part of my life. I am also making some money it as well. All I have asked about the hoax spreading in Internet that blogging is dead and just want to know the opinions of fellow warriors. But I think that some of the member who comment on this thread did not understand What I am trying to say or ask. By the way thanks for your comment. You are my all time favorite
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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Note, though, that in addition to blogging not being dead, it also isn't in itself a monetized activity. Actually, the truth is that it never has been.
      This. ^^^^^

      As usual, Alexa makes excellent points which bring a lot of clarity.

      Too many people think "blogging" is an income-producing activity in and of itself. It's most decidedly NOT.

      Too many people think if they start a blog, they're somehow starting a business. They're not. Instead, they start a blog, then look around, wondering how to monetize it.

      Blogging is easy to start and difficult to sustain. And most assuredly, blogging is NOT a business.

      Blogging may be going through some changes, but it's not dying. Don't believe everything you read online.

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    Good thread. Blogging works for sure, it's just that you need to come up with unique content every couple days and that can become tricky after a while. Also takes a while to build loyal followers but it is nice when they look forward to what you post. As far as making money with it is another story but Amazon can be profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author wf89
    I think it is. It worked from 1999-2001 and then stopped.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miss Lisa
    bloggers are still alive but i think that the owners are busy ...
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    • Profile picture of the author NobleSavage
      Saying blogging is dead is like saying websites are dead. Blogs are just websites with content displayed in reverse chronological order.
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  • Profile picture of the author apocalypsejay
    I think some people would like us new marketers to think it is dead to keep the competetion away frankly. Yes, it may be harder and take more tenacity and thinking outside the box, but alive and well for can do types that are versatile. Gatekeepers are everywhere keeping us new IMers away!
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  • Profile picture of the author jimvol
    Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

    Hello,
    Fellow Warriors,

    Hope you all are doing Great. Actually I have a question which is wandering in my mind. It is that can we assume that blogging is all dead now. Because I have seen that Many professional bloggers are not updating their blogs so frequently as they do it few years back. The end of "Technorati" which accept blogs is no longer available for it.

    I just want to know your opinions on it. What you guys think about this. Is blogging really ends?
    Yes, Its is absolutly dead. Stop Blogging.. The less bloggers.. the more money left on the table fore the rest of us to pick up.

    Thanks!

    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author Nate King
    Blogging is not dead, it is just a lot harder... Seems like everything is like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnZ
    Blogging is not dead. It still is one of the best marketing tools out there. Let's not forget that WordPress and other platforms are constantly adding new features to provide a superior user experience and make blogging more effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Vishwa,

    I'll be featured on over 30 blogs in a week or so. My marketing tools, in-depth blog posts and blog comments, along with promoting pros on social media.

    Yep, alive and well here in Fiji.

    Awesome vehicle for branding and growing a venture, and of course, for inspiring folks to be free.

    Like any opportunity whatever you put into blogging, creating massive value and building bonds with authority bloggers, comes back to you multiplied.

    I'd say, spend some time working on your mindset. Meditate. Listen to your inner guidance. Working on how you feel will open your eyes to the opportunities around you.

    All the best,

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      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi Vishwa,

      I'll be featured on over 30 blogs in a week or so. My marketing tools, in-depth blog posts and blog comments, along with promoting pros on social media.

      Yep, alive and well here in Fiji.

      Awesome vehicle for branding and growing a venture, and of course, for inspiring folks to be free.

      Like any opportunity whatever you put into blogging, creating massive value and building bonds with authority bloggers, comes back to you multiplied.

      I'd say, spend some time working on your mindset. Meditate. Listen to your inner guidance. Working on how you feel will open your eyes to the opportunities around you.

      All the best,

      Ryan
      Thanks! Ryan for your awesome comment. Quite motivating
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  • Profile picture of the author Navyskater23
    Nah! Nothing is dead! It's all just a matter of how you use it, but it seems though that a lot of people these days have turned more torwards video, and youtube.

    At least as far as SEO goes
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  • Profile picture of the author linhuck
    Not all blogs are dead, just the cr ap ones! And i used to have many

    To Your Success

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      I remembered those Blog Farmers of the not too distant past. Those Blog Farms should be well and truly dead by now
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    No where near dead, but I've come to realize all these people like AA who have been saying blogging is an inefficient use of your time are right.

    There is a difference between blogging and being a 'blogger'.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Izek
    blogging can't be dead, I think bloggers are bit busy nowadays...
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  • Profile picture of the author DylanCoogan
    That's kind of like saying websites are dead. A lot of them go uncared for, and a lot of them go unvisited, but there will always be an abundance of fresh and popular ones out there.
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    Quality never ends..Its like Art of Attraction. If you think its recession and you cant make money now then i am sure. You can't.
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  • Profile picture of the author sorin1
    Blogs are not dead its the effective way to aware people about your services or products.
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    Blogs are not dead. Consistency and great content will serve you very well over the long term
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    No, blogs are not dead. I just poked a few of mine and they each uttered a rather offended, "Ow."

    P.S: Nice headline. The power of the forum is strong with this one.
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    P.S: Nice headline. The power of the forum is strong with this one.
    Eactly. Sheeple..... SMH
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    I have a question for the OP.

    Can you still make money by creating a blog aimed at selling things to newbie marketers, including a link in your signature and then posting something with a controversial headline on a popular forum? Could you use a popular search phrase that might get Google traffic as well?

    If so, that would be awesome! Oh man, why isn't anyone doing that....
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      Originally Posted by godoveryou View Post

      I have a question for the OP.

      Can you still make money by creating a blog aimed at selling things to newbie marketers, including a link in your signature and then posting something with a controversial headline on a popular forum? Could you use a popular search phrase that might get Google traffic as well?

      If so, that would be awesome! Oh man, why isn't anyone doing that....
      Yes! Certainly I am making money with my blog. But the way you describe selling things isn't my work.
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      • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
        Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

        Yes! Certainly I am making money with my blog. But the way you describe selling things isn't my work.
        Right, so then why do you even question if blogging is dead if you are selling things by blogging?

        This whole thing unravels quickly for you if that's the position you want to take...
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    Originally Posted by vishwa View Post

    Hello,
    Fellow Warriors,
    Because I have seen that Many professional bloggers are not updating their blogs so frequently as they do it few years back. The end of "Technorati" which accept blogs is no longer available for it.
    Who are these 'professional bloggers' you are talking about? Care to name some names?

    Matt Cutts could be considered a 'professional blogger' as he is a professional (web spam expert for Google) and maintains a blog. His blog is regularly updated. Of all people, you would think if a Google employee is updating his own blog would know the truth. As the Matt Cutts blog ranks high regularly for terms related to Google and SEO, maybe he doesn't think blogging is dead. So maybe we shouldn't either.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Blogging makes money but it's a lot of hard work. You have to hustle up interviews, original content, and advertisers. It's not for the weak of heart of the soft of spirit.
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  • Profile picture of the author robhuw
    Blogging is not Dead.
    It takes time and a lot of effort!
    Creating new and exciting content is not easy, and if someone told you it is then their having you on!
    Getting people to interact on you blog is so so important!
    Its also important that you make a little bit of money on the side, this doesn't have to be millions of dollars, but just to help you get bye and pay for the blog.
    I'm interested to see what everyone else have to say.
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