Are Blogs Dead?

Do people still read blogs? When I first got in to the internet everybody had a blog and they were the primary way of communicating on the internet. Then came Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and it seems the blog isn’t as important as it used to be. I for sure have replaced most of my online communication with these services, but I think the blog might still be more important than we realize.

I think the thing that has me most nervous about abandoning the blog and embracing social media 100%, is that social media is fleeting. We have absolutely no guarantee that any service we are currently using will even exist in a couple years. I am all for using these networks but it makes me think we should also have a steady online presence of our own that will stand the test of time. Networks can come and go but hopefully a website will exist forever. I don’t think it should be taken for granted.