Is blogging dead? I have been blogging about my life since the summer of 2018. I started this blog to basically connect with other college grads who are lost and feel like they would’ve been better off if they never went to college. You know the kind of situation where you have too much education and not enough experience to land a job. The job search is never ending, and your mountain of student loan debt is constantly growing. I’ve met a few people who are in the same situation and it’s hard to talk about it with others in fears of being judged and ridiculed. When you finally talk about it with someone who gets it, it’s a comfort knowing that you’re not alone. I wanted this blog to be relatable and a place to discuss and share stories. I also wanted this to be a place where we better ourselves through personal challenges and support. Now I use this blog almost as a personal journal of my journey. I’ve realized that many people won’t see this, and now I write with the intention of self healing. I still hope that these posts will help at least one person, even if that one person is me.
Most people I know don’t know about my blog. If I even bring up the topic of blogging, they say things like: “Who blogs anymore?” “Blogging is dead.” “No one reads anymore. Everyone watches videos now.” It’s always something along those lines. Some moments I wonder if they’re right. Maybe I started this blog with the intentions of it being bigger than what it is, but I’ve come to love it anyway. Blogging is very therapeutic for me. It eases the tension and helps unload the constant stress that I often feel. There’s something about blogging that makes me feel better. Writing in a journal is a good way to release, but when I blog, I feel like maybe I might be heard and understood. With every like or sub that I receive I feel like someone understands me. As a person who never felt understood let me tell you, it’s so nice to feel like someone gets you, and that’s why I started this blog.
So, is blogging dead? Maybe, or maybe not. Some people will thrive, and some might feel stagnant. Sometimes I wonder what if it’s just the popular niche blogs that succeed. My blog is more of a life blog. I realized that there’s a big possibility that maybe only a few people will see each post, but it doesn’t matter anymore. I wouldn’t switch to videos because I like my privacy. It might be outdated to most people, but I find joy in blogging. Even if I was stuck in the same place a year from now, I don’t think I would ever stop, and honestly if you love something then that’s what you should do. At some point you have to forget about the negative opinions of others and do what makes you happy. As long as you’re not hurting anyone then what’s the big deal. As I mentioned in a previous blog, all of these blogs are apart of my story. I will be able to look back see how far I came. So, if you’re afraid to start a blog because people have said that blogging is dead, my advice to you is to start one anyway. Who cares what people say? Who cares if only a handful of people might see it? Just have fun with it and Be You!