Where have all the bloggers gone?

So a memory came up in my facebook feed today which made me so happy but also kind of sad.

I am not the only person to notice that the blogosphere seems to have reduced in size somewhat in the last couple of years. It is something I have discussed a few times with people on here and twitter.

Have they stopped playing WoW therefore have not said good bye to their following of people, are they still playing but sick of writing the same/similar stuff or have they moved to a different platform like blogging or streaming? Did they stop because their readers stopped, do many people still read or have we gone into podcasts and audio options only?

With the release of BfA there has been a lot of negativity surrounding the game and I know it has affected people wanting to even write about anything in a positive light. There are only so many negative posts you want on your blog after all.

We all need time to maintain a blog as well and I do find it difficult if I don’t get as much time to play as I would like; I don’t always get a post up every two days anymore but I am trying to remain consistent for my readers.

So what was the memory? It was the time I was on Twisted Nether talking about WoW and my blog. 5 years ago!!! 5!!! The first and only time I was asked to be on a podcast or anything to do with WoW and I loved every second of it 🙂

So what are you reading/listening to? What blogs are you still reading; send the names/sites so I can also check them out!

3 Replies to “Where have all the bloggers gone?”

  1. I listened to that episode!

    I think fewer people are reading blogs in general, and so fewer people are writing them. There may be a disturb because of BFA but I’d guess the wide trend is stronger. Not that I know much about the blog world.

  2. I can’t know for sure but I imagine it’s a combination of all you mention.

    It’s hard to blog through when you miss inspiration and I’m afraid it’s a snowball effect too. The fewer who participate, the less encouragement, which leads to less activity.

    The state of this expansion is not helping one bit either overall.

    Which bloggers do you miss? 🙂 Maybe they can add their thoughts.

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