Is the decline of Instagram et al going to bring back blogging? Well, according to this article by Emily Warna on Medium, that would certainly seem to be the consensus.
I was an avid blogger, loved to read, loved to write. But, this year I have only blogged once or twice. The insidious affect of social networking would seem to make it redundant and untenable. But, I have noticed that people are starting to take up blogging again. Plus which, there is a growing trend on Instagram lately, for long form writing in the captions. And, to be honest...instagram has become a ball ache of the first order. There is not ONE ad on Instagram that I am going to be interested in, and I resolutely 'hide' each and every one, my reasons given as 'not relevant'. That, and the fact that my feed is no longer in 'real time' with Instagram (Facebook) deciding what I get to see, I am feeling pretty jaded. I'm just left wondering how long it will be before Instagram introduce a promoted posts feature and you have to fork out so that your followers see your content.
Sadly, there still seems to be no alternative to Instagram, I love VSCO but it has the WORST interface ever. Ultimate 360 looked promising, but is now a load of pish!
If anyone out there has some suggestions, by all means pitch in. As for myself. I am putting up a blog post today, and I may even turn the commenting feature back on, you never know!!
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