And then the real world happened and “we” all went on to having some sort of ideal when it came to changing the world.” Of course, these ideals slowly got watered down by the real world – the demands of work, failure, relative success, and relationships.
And so my crux. Under the influence of social lubricant last night, a few friends gathered and the question of how long will blogging last came up. My answer was rather straight to the point (come to think of it I was barely awake so I’m not sure if I conveyed my message right).
Blogging by itself will be around for quite a while. Relying on blogs are a main source of income will be highly dependent on your personal and professional goals. Are you happy to make the extra 0.00 to augment your income? Or are you more interested in the long term effects of blogs as a prime mover in media? Do you want to play it safe and have a “fallback” with your 9-5 job or would you be willing to concentrate 100% of your efforts in taking the “nestea plunge.”
A respected industry person once asked me, “do you want to be part of the noise or the conversation?”
UPDATE: Added the word “professional” to the title as the post might be misconstrued as blogging fanaticism 🙂