Blogging Basics

Microblogging For Blogging

More than a year ago I read an article that says Blogging is Dying. Shocking right? So I just had to open and read it. And in that article, it explained that Microblogging is taking over the internet and replacing Blogging. At the time, I was planning on launching Kintsugi of Life. So I searched similar articles just like it. From what I understood, Microblogging is really taking over the internet. And yet, I still launched my blog. Do you want to know why? Well then, keep on reading Microblogging for Blogging.

For starters, do you know what Microblogging is?… It’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus. Yes, those so called social media online networks are Microblogs. Microblogging is form of blog but the contents, such as messages, photos, or videos that are shared are usually smaller or lesser. And I absolutely agree that Microblogging is gaining internet popularity over the years and most of the population is consumed by them. But do I agree that Blogging is dying?… You are darn right my blogger friend. Hell, no it’s not!

Blogging has changed from what it used to be before. Similar to social medias, it used to be a medium where bloggers can share about their everyday lives, like a diary, aka status. And there are still a lot of bloggers who do this. But instead of dying, blogging has actually evolved into an informative medium. Bloggers not only share about their everyday lives; they also share helpful things like tips, how-to’s, DIYs, and so much more. Bloggers has not thinned in population, but rather the new blogosphere has filtered the real bloggers from those who just don’t know what they’re doing online.

Through blogging, employers can find potential employees through blogs. Fashion, beauty, and photography bloggers get to showcase their talents online, giving them better chances of getting discovered. Bloggers create their own business through their blog. Influencers use blogs to reach more people. Blogs are marketing tools and so much more.

Microblogging has not replaced blogging. Infact, these two co-exist. Microblogging has turned into a medium where Bloggers can reach and invite more audience to read their posts and look at their photos. Microblogging are tools for bloggers. The same way smart phones are not replacing SLRs, microblogging is not replacing blogging. Microblogging for blogging.

So whenever you meet anyone saying that Blogging is dying, you’ll know what to say.

Have you created your Microblogs yet and used them to your advantage? If you have, hey, maybe we can follow each other. I’ve got Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Plus, not sure if Bloglovin is a microblog but I’m including it here, and I also have Youtube. To be honest I still don’t know what I’m doing on Youtube, but what the hell, let’s hang out there anyway. Ha!

It would be totally awesome if we can be online buds.

 

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  • Janine Ella

    I agree. Microblogging can never replace blogging! It's so hard to express everything you want to say in 160 characters! Haha!

    http://www.itsjaninella.com

    • Haha. That's true, Janine. I usually write longer posts or more than 160 characters, so it is hard.

  • Shaira Manalo

    Microblogging is gaining its popularity these days especially in instagram but i don't care about it because blogging has still all the content. 🙂 I love reading blogs more than just viewing pictures. Thanks for sharing this!!

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

    • You're definitely right about that, Shaira. I prefer reading blogs than looking at pics, too. I learn more from blog articles than from short notes and photos.

  • Mish R. (LBD and Onesies)

    I don't think microblogging can ever replace blogging. Although microblogging is more accessible, it seems so limited. And I love how people can express themselves more through blogging. Btw, followed you on Instagram. 😉

    XO, Mish
    http://www.mishrendon.com

  • Kinkx (Elise B. Olsen)

    Totally agree, and I don't feel like you get the same connection with micro blogs as you do with regular blogs, you're so much more personal on an actual blog ..

    • Exactly, Elise. Plus we get full control over our blogs and edit it to our liking.

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