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Is Blogging Already Dead in this Era of Reels?

07 November 2022

Do people still read blogs today?

Before Tiktok and YouTube, blogging was booming and all the digital content creators were putting up their own sites to share what goes on with their lives through the written word and photos.

But when Instagram entered the picture and YouTube became more popular, people forgot about blogs and transferred to watching videos and scrolling through photos. When the pandemic hit, people were more drawn to shorter-form videos with the rise of Tiktok which has totally changed the game.

I am personally an avid blog reader before and all the famous bloggers I know have now changed platforms and do vlogs more. I'm not even sure if they still update their personal blogging websites.

This has caused many to ask: Is blogging already dead? Is it even worth my time to sit down, write a piece of content, and not have anyone see it? We go back to the question that inspired this piece—do people still read blogs?

The naysayers will say that bloggers have to move forward and blend with the times. If they want to grow their audience and reach more paying clients (if this is their source of income), then they have no choice but to shift to videos. They can exert their full effort there and hopefully excel. This may be true and a wise strategy moving forward.

But how about those who are not talented in creating videos at all? Maybe they can take courses but writing is their first love and passion. It's what keeps them motivated and talking in front of the camera is not really their personality. Should you tell them to stop blogging?

Well, to shut down the haters, here's a food for thought: What pops up in Google when you search for something? When you have a question in mind and search it in Google, what will be the first links on the page? Aren't they blogs that answer your question? Another food for thought: all those social media graphics used for promotion, don't the majority of them lead to blogs?

So let's end this fight and let people blog in peace. It may have a different market but it doesn't change the fact that a blog is a key piece of content for any business or brand. This content is worth giving your time for because you can repurpose it in so many ways. You can make use of it as an outline or a script for a video that you're filming for YouTube or a podcast that you're recording for a popular podcast host. You can extract quotes from the blog and make social media graphics of it. You can even make motivational, inspiring, educational, or entertaining short-form videos from the blogs that you produce. Just from one blog post, you can create multiple posts that can grow and expand your business. Plus if you have a reliable site with blogs and articles, it increases your credibility and makes you an authority on the subject, and a professional in your industry. You have a nice, shiny brochure that you can share with other people when they ask about the work that you do.

So if you're convinced that blogging still has a market, why can't you finish just one blog post or even start creating one? Most people lack the motivation and the time to do so. Their minds go on overdrive and fixate on the probable results that they end up not doing anything. If you are in a similar pickle, what you can do is to equip yourself with the right tools and environment. Maybe the work environment that you are in is uninspiring and sucks the creative juices out of you. You don't necessarily have to change your work location; you just have to upgrade the furniture that you use.

Enter ergonomics. Ergonomic furniture can be customized to meet your needs and preferences depending on your body type, nature of work, and available space.

Here are some ergonomic standing desks from FlexiSpot that you may check out:

Comhar Pro Q8

With wireless charging, a storage drawer, and an improved design, this new FlexiSpot product seals the bargain. The design was refined by the clever brains at FlexiSpot HQ, who also incorporated a dual-motor lifting mechanism to ensure that the desk is stable even when it is at its highest point. Since the desk's height range is wider than that of comparable FlexiSpot products (24.0" to 49.2"), customers with heights ranging from 4'3" to 6'5" can make use of it.

You can wirelessly charge your smartphone on the desktop without connecting it in because it has an integrated wireless charger. Don't worry; the majority of wireless charging devices are compatible with it. The Q8 also features an under-desk cable management tray to prevent tangled cords.

Of course, who wouldn't like the fact that a drawer is already integrated into it? The desktop is composed of bamboo, has a working space of 55" x 28", can hold 220 pounds of weight, and measures 28.3" x 12.8" x 1.97". Additionally, a smart control panel with adjustable height presets and two USB charging connections are provided.

Last but not the least, this desk includes an anti-collision mechanism, just like other high-end FlexiSpot products, to help protect both the item and the things on top of it during the desktop's descent.

Pro Plus Standing Desk (E7)

Customers love the E7 for its supreme stability and reliable weight capacity which can hold a total of 355 pounds. BIFMA-certified, it's guaranteed stable with thick leg columns, and the column gap is scientifically designed to be 0.05 mm which ensures a smooth lifting operation. The base structure is made of solid carbon steel, reaching an automotive-material grade. It has been made to last after passing 20k motion tests in the FlexiSpot laboratory.

It has a sleek appearance with a laser-welding technique used for its frame and features a holeless leg design. It is temperature-resistant and has an anti-wear coating which makes sure the color is consistent for many years to come.

Its adjustable height range is from 22.8" to 48.4", providing a user-friendly experience for people that stand 4'2"to 6'4".

It comes with an embedded cable tray that is conveniently hidden under the desktop, which makes your workspace organized and visually pleasing. It makes use of a premium keypad with USB charging ports, four programmable height presets, and a child-lock button.