Your Blog in 2020 • Blogging Insights#12

Your Blog in 2020 • Blogging Insights#12

Dr Tanya – in her great blog Salted Caramel – has just started the second series of her Blogging Insights.

Q: Where and how do you see your blog in 2020 ?

I can only hope…and dream of course. In all honesty, I had hoped my blog would have taken off a little bit steeper so to speak. But given the fact I’ve only been blogging for roughly half a year now (of which only the last 3 months and a bit seriously in terms of time spent on it) maybe I shouldn’t complain. For 2020 I hope to see the sharp increase in terms of all key metrics since October continue.

Q: Are you going to make any significant changes ?

Einstein famously defined I N S A N I T Y as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. So I’ll have to make some changes. One thing I’m contemplating now is to cut down on the number of photo challenges I take part in and use the time saved to pursue other worthwhile ‘things’ (on my blog). I desperately want to spend more time writing for instance. But I fear numbers will taper off instead of increase. On the other hand I increasingly believe I’ll just have to live with that.

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I know this sounds a bit corny, but bear with me please. I, or my blog, can only be of value if it’s positioned right. And right now, it’s a bit of this, and a bit of that. So I intend to streamline it a bit better. Find a focus and stick with that.

Q: In your opinion how relevant or popular are text based blogs (as opposed to vlogs) going to be in 2020 ?

I have heard of vlogs taking over in terms of popularity for years now. In my mind this has not happened, and might never happen. And if it does, so be it. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there, or I just might burn it and let the ensuing light guide my path forward.

So, to round off this Blogging Insights#12, if you’d like to read what I intended when I started this whole thing, click here.

9 thoughts on “Your Blog in 2020 • Blogging Insights#12

  1. Well, I’m happy to be included in “period of sharp increase.” I don’t know about the larger metrics, but I would drop off like a stone if this went the way of a vlog. I find very few times and places where I can watch/listen to video. I’m not fond of wearing earbuds or headsets any more than I have to.

    As for positioning and all that, I chose to let my readership grow organically. It took a long time, but I never worried about what I was or wasn’t doing and I never felt that I was serving an audience. To each his own, as they say – but I don’t listen to them either.

    1. Love your last line Dan! I was looking back at my previous blogs and I found them to be a bit of a dog’s breakfast. I’ve strayed a bit from what I originally intended. Whether this is just a natural process that is good or bad…don’t know yet!

  2. Those were some particularly insightful answers. Like yours, my blog is a bit of this and a bit of that too and I have not been able to “niche down” even after two years of blogging.

    “I’ll cross that bridge when I get there, or I just might burn it and let the ensuing light guide my path forward.”
    I really like this. Do I have your permission to use it as a quote?

    1. Or you can make the blog about “YOU” as a whole person, instead of just a slice. I’m a slash human.

      Husband/father/son/consultant/photographer/hiker/coffee drinker/craft ale drinker/etc.

  3. I have been blogging since 2003, and up until 2013, traffic and engagement were strong and steady. Views fell off sharply after 2014, which I think was shortly after the rapid growth of Twitter and Facebook.

    Just keep doing what you want to do and don’t concern yourself with the numbers.

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