The utility of running a blog

2024-04-23 05:55:00 +07:00 by Mark Smith

The idea that blogging is dead, that people won't start blogging again, is imho somewhat misguided. The thought is that people only want to post on social medias because that's where other people are. On your blog it's just you.

The people that blog consistently mostly do it for themselves. It's a great way to think through difficult problems, to have a record of a particular moment in time. They would likely blog whether there are people there or not. The act of blogging is useful in and of itself. If other people read it and like it, that's an added bonus.

Often folks that only post on social media don't lead lives where blogging is useful. No worries, keep posting on social media. But there likely are also people that just haven't discovered yet the utility of running a blog.

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