I feel fine.
Blogging as we know it, is dead.
Dead as a doornail (that’s pretty dead).
Put a fork in it.
So what do I have to share with you as my last post?
I would start with saying the Apocalypse is only the beginning. The start of something new. Something better. I would tell you that when the world ends, new worlds are opened. The patterns change. It is a fresh start. That which will replace blogging will only be something far better.
Already, the demise of Web 2.0 is being discussed.
Web 3.0 is the new future. Personally, I would wait at least for 3.1 with 3.11 being an even better choice (the networking will be easier). Of course, Web 95 will really change things, with Web 2000 finally making it truly useful and more secure (Web ME will be a disaster). For you Mac people out there, those were Windows jokes I just could not pass up.
The Blog Apocalypse will catch many by surprise and unprepared.
Thinking that the blogosphere as it has been known was all there was, no plan was made for the future. Many will find that the blog empire they have been building for years has now become worthless overnight. The readership they have developed will collapse and they will be left all alone in the void, wondering why they did not see it coming.
Others, who saw the Apocalypse coming will see great rewards. Riches beyond their imaginations. They will have brought many with them, their only sadness the ones who would not listen to the warning. The new blogosphere will be just the start.
Ok, before anyone starts to think I’ve become some kind of spiritual-blog nutcase, I got tagged for the first time.
This has been my take on a meme (I’m not even sure how that is pronounced) called the Blog Apocalypse. What would be your last post if blogging were about to end? I do not think blogging is dead and I will still be posting here. I was tagged by John at The Interchange Desk. For every blog that contributes, the blogger who started it at The Urban Monk will donate a dollar to charity. If your interested you can check it out at the link below. Definitely a better reason to blog than a SE boost.
Bloggers: The blogosphere is coming to an end.
You have one last post. What is it going to be?
What is the final summary of your blog?
What is the one last gem that you want to leave with your readers?
Ok now that we have all had a collective sigh of relief, let’s face reality.
Blogging is changing. Now, it may not be cataclysmic like an Apocalypse, but it is changing. It will continue to change. We need to watch those changes and be prepared for them. Otherwise, it could be the end of your blog since you may not have any readers. Or, if your just starting out, you will wonder why it is not working for you.
A year ago, social networks were kinda new.
Now, they are a very important part of blogging and website development. I am still trying to get up to speed in the best way to use them and there are new methods coming out every day. Most of the new methods will not take hold, including some very good ones. Others will take off like wildfire and change blogging. Some of them may not even be very good.
So, keep blogging. Blog like there is no tomorrow, even though most likely there will be.
Just keep an eye open on the future and be prepared. Blogging as we know it will end someday, just like this world. Just be ready for it.
I’ll end this with a quote from one of my favorite TV programs – Doctor Who:
Until then, there must be no tears, no anxieties, no regrets.
Just go forward in all your beliefs,
and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.
-The First Doctor