3 Changes Blogging Will Experience in the Near Future

by GuestBlogStar on November 13, 2012

Will blogging be exactly the same in, say, 5 years? Or 10 years? I mean, is it even possible for such a lively thing as blogging to not evolve at all?

Sure not, and I’m certain that you realize this too. But what are the possible scenarios? Will we just see new forms of text-based blogs and some new technologies coming up, or will the changes be much more significant?

I’m sure you have your own opinion about this, and I invite you to take part in the discussion in the comments, but right now, I’d like to share my take on the matter.

First of all, who made me the expert? Well, no one. I’m a blogger just like you, so you’re free to disagree with what I’m saying.

New, faster blogging formats

future of blogging - crystal ball

Blogging has been pretty similar since its beginnings in the early 2000s. Most blogs online are text-based, where every entry has to be carefully prepared inside a given user interface and then published to the public.

That’s about to change…

Even today we’re seeing a growing number of video blogs where, by definition, the content is much more interactive in nature.

In the future, we’ll see more video blogs sprouting up, as well as new ways of publishing text content on a blog, and doing it fast. Like, for instance, automatic transcripts from an audio file recorded on an iPhone, or something.

The keyword here is “fast.” The most time-consuming phase of preparing a post is actually writing, and then editing/producing it. If we had automatic transcription software that could not only transform our content to text but also proofread and edit it, everything would be just so much quicker.

Top blogs will become mainstream

Even though some blogs are considered pretty mainstream by now, they actually aren’t.

The thing is that a massive amount of people read sites like ProBlogger, or Six Revisions, but you can still contact the owners, send an article and get published within a month (if you can, of course, provide good quality content).

When these and other big blogs become really mainstream there won’t be a possibility like this any more.

Right now, blogging is in a transitional phase where new players can still work with the big guys and build their own brands that way. But soon enough everyone will be on their own as the big league will be out of reach.

SEO will change everything

This is happening already, with Google introducing updates like Penguin. Quite frankly, no one knows what is considered “good SEO” these days.

The main problem is that the things everyone used to do, not only stopped working, but are actually starting to become harmful.

Basically, Google’s decided that from now on they hate any form of active link building. Which in plain English means that if Google catches you link building, you lose.

The near feature will show what’s the next stage for SEOs and what blog owners will have to do to get good spots in the rankings. For now, we can only speculate.

I know that such a list could go on and on, but right from the get-go I’ve decided that I’m going to keep mine rather short with only 3 scenarios. However, feel free to tell me what you think and submit your own “blogging predictions” in the comments.

Karol K. (@carlosinho) is a freelance blogger, writer and online entrepreneur. Feel free to visit him at newInternetOrder for some handy online business advice. Also, make sure to check out his review and advice for people who are planning to buy Market Samurai.

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www.crashmisquinces.com December 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

I almost never comment, but i did a few searching and wound up here 3
Changes Blogging Will Experience in the Near Future. And
I do have some questions for you if you usually do not mind.
Is it just me or does it look like a few of these responses come across like coming from brain dead people?

:-P And, if you are posting at additional
online social sites, I would like to keep up with anything new you have to post.

Would you make a list of all of your public pages like your linkedin profile,
Facebook page or twitter feed?

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