Is Blogging Still Relevant? The Future of Blogging of Here!

Are you worried about the future of blogging, seeing AI’s rapid rise as a newbie blogger? I know you may have so many questions running in your mind when you hear AI in blogging, like:

  • How can I write better than AI?
  • Is blogging still profitable in 2024?
  • Is blogging dead after chat GPT?
  • Will AI replace blogging?
  • Does blogging have a future?

Stay with me until the end to find the answers to the questions worrying you about blogging’s future.

Many businesses use blogs to reach more people and significantly impact their growth, and individuals are also entering the blogging field, choosing it as a career.

But here is the thing: AI is evolving, and so is blogging. While AI can generate content quickly, it lacks the human touch, creativity, and personal experience that make a blog truly engaging.

The future of blogging is not about competing with AI but using it as a tool to enhance your content and reach a wider audience.

The smart way is to leverage AI to handle routine tasks while you focus on creating unique, high-quality content that resonates with your readers.

Blogging in 2024 and beyond will be about adapting, innovating, and finding new ways to connect with your audience.

So, let us explore how you can succeed in this changing world and keep your blog valuable and profitable.

future of blogging

So, with the help of AI, you can do wonders at any time. But there is so much more impact in content creation than you think. Let us discuss it in more detail.

How Blogging is Changing?

Since its beginning, blogging has been evolving continuously. For this reason, competition is increasing daily, and you need the best and most unique content to stand out from the crowd.

Initially, blogging was considered a personal space for journaling. But now, people are writing blogs that are focused on specific niches.

On top of everything, the mindset has changed significantly in blogging. The time for hobby blogging is reducing, and every blogger treats their blogs as a professional business.

So, given blogging’s impact and people’s adaptation, what does blogging’s future look like? I hope you got half of the answer here, but wait!

There is so much more you need to start doing today to sustain your blog in the future.

Further, in the following sections, you will see a few practical strategies for making your content stand out, a few predictions of blogging’s future, and information on choosing it as a full-time career.

Creating Content for the Future

The biggest mistake you are making is if you still think that blogging is only text-based content. Although video content is rising, you must adapt and implement new trends in your blog.

What can you do about it?

1. Incorporate More Videos into Your Blog

The truth is that videos attract people easily, and I believe it. Just text won’t cut it to sustain your blog in the long run.

With the new content formats and trends, people need multimedia in their content to engage better.

Thus, to supplement your articles, you can use videos whenever needed.

But what if you are not a video person yet ready for it? Do not worry; I hear you, as I was in the same situation, just like you.

— Initially, I felt I was not a video person, and many doubts and fears stopped me from creating videos. Because I could not record videos with a small kid at home + self-doubts.

Soon, I thought of ways to overcome this fear and the situation. Hence, I started making short videos(reels) for my social media accounts, sharing my knowledge.

Then, I understood that the initial step was hard and that to come out of my comfort zone, my mind was playing tricks on me. Also, I used the time when my baby was sleeping to record peacefully.

If you are in a position to make videos but cannot see the many reasons why, consider giving it a second thought.

Bonus tip: First, you can start making short reels without aiming to create a perfect one-hour video.

2. Put Podcasts and Visuals on your Blog

When I say content creation, it does not need only video or text. Audios and using relevant visuals when needed are also a part of the content.

Along with videos, you can include:

  • Podcasts
  • Infographics
  • Related visuals etc

These days, video and audio podcasts are very popular. Using them in your content shows your expertise in your niche.

visual content importance

Finally, find different content formats that suit your blog’s goals and needs. Then, start slowly improving at each one.

3. Quality over Quantity is on Top Always

Do you prefer reading a blog that was written just for the sake of it?

Or do you prefer a well-researched blog post that provides immense value, solves your problem, or answers your questions?

I prefer reading the second one. The difference is:

1st one – Quantity > Quality
2nd one – Quality > Quantity

So, if you prioritize quality content, your output will be outstanding. But for this to happen, you must find a posting schedule that suits you and stick to it. What do I mean by this?

If you are a newbie blogger, you may find it challenging to publish a new blog every single day. It takes time to get hands-on experience, and in the meantime, you may start feeling overwhelmed.

For this reason, I suggest you start experimenting with the posting schedule. Keep every aspect of blogging in mind, from writing your draft to publishing it, and how much time you will need for each phase.

Based on that, create one schedule and follow it. Once you’ve experimented, finalize your posting frequency and stick to it because consistency matters a lot.

For example, in my case, I am a full-time employee, a mom to a small child, and managing my blog as a side hustle. Creating a new blog every day or thrice a week is impossible for me now.

So, I aim to publish a high-quality blog post every week, and this schedule works perfectly for me.

Bonus tips:

  • Consistent publishing but focusing on valuable content
  • In-depth, well-researched posts instead of filler content
  • Balance publishing frequency with investing in quality

Blogging as a Career

If you still wonder, “Can blogging be a career, and how do people see it?” The following section will help you find the answer.

Now, let me tell you about the opportunities that blogging has so that you can make a career in it.

1. From Side Hustle to Full-Time Job

Blogging is slowly transitioning from a hobby to a primary profession. If you want to make blogging a full-time job, you can start it as a side hustle like me.

You need not leave everything and start your blogging business immediately. As I mentioned earlier, I am a full-time employee passionate about writing.

Hence, I started blogging as a side hustle. Getting hands-on experience in the blogging field takes time, and building a solid foundation is gradual.

For this reason, I did not want to quit my job before I was confident enough to start earning from my blog.

—>Though my blog is my side hustle, I never treat it like one. Because it will eventually become my business, I treat it as a startup for now.

So, while you transition into full-time, you will need to:

  • Work on your writing skills
  • Identify your services and target audiences
  • Start promoting your blog and services
  • Learn to create content that provides immense value
  • Learn to communicate well while handling clients
  • Be patient and consistent in your blogging journey
  • Start dealing with money-related aspects and many more
  • Know some technical stuff about blogging, like SEO, maintaining your blog, etc.

Thus, while thinking about the future of blogging, I realize it will become a full-time job for most people. Hence, start taking action today to stay ahead.

career opportunities in blogging

2. Earning Opportunities Blogging Provide

While building your blogging empire alongside your regular activities, you should consider how you want to earn money from your blog.

— For example, if you are a beginner, the first thing you get in your mind is to earn through Ads. However, for many bloggers, more than revenue from ads is required.

Hence, you need a clear strategy and a roadmap for your blog monetization. Earning through ads can be your initial step, but remember not to stop there.

A few later steps in monetizing:

  • Affiliate marketing (promoting other brand’s products/services through your blog)
  • Sponsorships (you can reach out to the brand for sponsorship opportunities)

Above all, the two options above may not be stable for many reasons. Thus, try to develop services from your skill set that provide more value to your audience.

Take my case as an example: (I will uncover more monetization options here)

  • My niche: Blogging
  • My interests: writing, designing
  • My target audience: newbies, aspiring bloggers, and businesses who want to start a blog

So, once I get clarity on these aspects, I can tailor my services to people like:

  • Blogging consultation
  • Conducting short-duration workshops
  • 1:1 mentorship to newbie bloggers
  • Blog writing for startups and businesses
  • Graphic designing to create visuals for blogs, social media, etc.

See, the opportunities are endless. But, most importantly, you should:

  • Gain the audience’s trust
  • Be consistent
  • Provide value to your audience by solving their problem/guidance
  • Be unique in your niche (think what differently you can offer and do to them)

Finally, remember that if your target audience gets answers for these points from you and your content, they will keep coming back to you for more.

The Future of Blogging: Trends and Predictions

I am glad that you are with me here. It means that you are serious about your blogging business. Amazing, I appreciate it.

— In the previous section, I discussed how visuals in your blog will take you to another level and how quality content matters the most.

I also discussed how you can slowly transition to full-time blogging while earning money to maintain your blogging business while keeping the future in mind.

Now, let us predict what the future of blogging will look like together. Interesting right?

How Blogging May Evolve Further?

Some people create only entertainment-type content in blogging. However, educational content with personal stories may rule in the future.

Ultimately, stories and personal experiences connect better with your audience and can relate. So, for this, you must master the art of storytelling in your content.

The problem is you might think you do not have any stories to share. To be honest, I used to feel the same way. But in reality, we have unique stories and need the right mindset to see them.

Thus, try to share more stories, explore new content formats, and incorporate them into your blog to give it a more personal and visual touch.

evolution of blogging

Above all, we know that AI is rising faster. Many AI tools can help you finish your tasks in minutes. Even in blogging, many people use AI to write blog posts instead of on their behalf.

I do not feel it is right, and with Google’s recent update in March 2024, AI-written blogs are facing a huge impact as they are not providing more value. (More about AI in the coming section)

Bonus tips:

  • Explore new content formats like live streaming, virtual reality
  • Focus on community building and engagement beyond just the blog
  • Incorporate and utilize AI writing assistants more wisely when needed

Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

As technology improves rapidly, we may all have more opportunities and challenges to adapt to blogging in the future.

A few opportunities:

  • New income streams will be unlocked.
  • Monetization models will offer more variety.
  • Your blog reaches a global audience.
  • Brand collaborations become more accessible possibilities.
  • Influencer marketing opportunities arise for bloggers.
  • Productized services expand your revenue streams.

These will become the most challenging ones in your blogging journey:

  • Standing out in overcrowded niches, choose profitable blogging niches with low competition
  • Demand for constant innovative content
  • You need to prevent your blog from misinformation constantly
  • Maintaining credibility will become more crucial
  • Adapting to AI, a technology that is rapidly evolving

To sustain your blog in the long run, keep this article as your go-to resource and motivation station to remind you to keep up with the evolving technology.

AI Assistance vs Human Touch

Ah, here comes the exciting part of the future of blogging – AI vs. Human. Often, many people get into the debate when discussing AI and us. But I do not want that in today’s blog.

— AI is used in almost every aspect, which is good. Many tools can help you when it comes to creating content.

Keeping up with evolving AI is the best way to save time and mental energy. Some people, like me, get overwhelmed by the sheer number of tools available to learn and understand.

Also, AI often produces generic content not personalized according to your audience’s needs and problems.

So, there comes the ultimate combo of AI and Humans. I use it for help and inspiration when I get stuck. However, I don’t rely solely on AI for content creation.

Here are a few tips to help sustain your blog with AI in the future:

  • Use AI as an assistive tool, not the primary content creator, to maintain your unique voice.
  • Refine and personalize AI-generated content to align with your audience’s needs.
  • Leverage AI for research, creativity, and feedback when you feel stuck.
  • Stay updated on evolving AI capabilities in content creation.
  • Find the right balance between using AI productivity features and providing the personal touch.
  • Learn and adapt your human-AI collaboration approach as technology advances.

Finally, AI will evolve further in the future. So, make sure you learn and use it wisely when needed.

Key Takeaways

Things you need to do as a thriving blogger:

The blogging field is continuously evolving at a fast pace. The best way to deal with it is to:

1. Create content while keeping the future in mind:

  • If you are serious about blogging and want to earn from it, treat it as a business from day 1
  • Be open to learning and adapting to new skills and technology, as the blogging field will not be constant forever
  • Learning AI tools will become crucial, but use them wisely instead of asking to write content

2. Always set a realistic blogging schedule to produce quality content
3. Visual content will matter the most, even in blogs, so try to create videos, engaging visuals, etc

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, the future of blogging lies in striking the right balance between leveraging AI assistance and retaining authentic human creativity.

While AI tools can boost productivity and offer valuable support, a human blogger’s personal touch and unique voice are irreplaceable in developing genuine connections with your audience.

Also, remember to approach AI as an assistant rather than a complete substitute for your blogging skills and perspectives.

By thoughtfully blending the best of both worlds, you can create exceptional content that resonates deeply with your audience while staying ahead of the curve.

If you are thinking about starting a blog but are still struggling with the decision, check out this guide to make a better decision.

Manogna...

About the Author

Meet Manogna, the creative force behind DesignandPen. With a background in Executive Customer Relations at Amazon and a passion for writing and design, I embarked on a journey to combine expertise and interests to empower others. As a working mom and dedicated blogger, I offer practical insights and inspiration in blogging, design, and personal growth. Join me on this journey towards creativity, productivity, and success.

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  1. Manogna,

    Well-articulated and informative.

    Yes, blogging is still relevant – to begin with just to share the ideas across netizens with similar interests and later on to support for continuous learning and career advancement OR as alternative / mainstream career.

    Happy blogging…
    Nagu

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