Thoughts From The Wilderness – Our Blog In 2020

2020 is here already. In fact, when writing this we’re 9 days into the new year.

Many of us already have compiled and posted goals for our blogs for the upcoming year.

insightsDr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) in the next installment Blogging Insights #12 – Your Blog in 2020 asks several questions as it relates to our own blogs for 2020.

Her questions are:

Where and how do you see your blog in 2020?

Are you going to make any significant changes?

In your opinion, how relevant or popular, are text-based blogs (as opposed to vlogs) going to be in 2020?

Again, Dr. Tanya supplies us with questions that all bloggers, whether serious at it or not, newbies or veterans should all at least ponder for a moment or two.

Where and how do you see your blog in 2020?

I see or at least hope for much of the sustained growth that occurred last year from 2018 to 2019. There was over a 100 percent increase in both views and visitors, which I found to be humbling and exciting at the same time.

In order to keep the growth going, I’m working hard to post more; write topics that are slightly edgier in nature(which is keeping more in line with my own personality) and as well to post more trip reports of our adventures.

In addition, I’m working at keeping posts slightly smaller in terms of word counts. In and around 500 to 750 words. This I hope will get me to be more concise and to create more posts that I can then schedule.

Are you going to make any significant changes?

I don’t think I will. I like the format and layout of our blog. I suspect that there might be some, but I have no idea what they will be yet. So, stay tuned I guess.

I will try to update the picture portion of the home page on a more frequent basis.

I have toiled with some ideas of changing the blog is some way, as I now write a more “Thoughts From The Wilderness” posts as compared to trip reports. Perhaps separate the two out. But, many people have commented that perhaps just leave things as they are if they appear to be working.

In your opinion, how relevant or popular, are text-based blogs (as opposed to vlogs) going to be in 2020?

This is a tough question for sure.

We as a society as certainly moving towards getting our information from a visual graphic format, perhaps as compared to reading it. But, I think text-based blogs are like that traditional dark blue or black suit of men. Other styles will come and go or even perhaps stay, but that traditional dark blue or black suit for men will always be in style.

Text-based blogs are like that. People still like to read and as far as I know, reading is still a popular activity.

I don’t follow Vlogs or YouTube people. I created a “justabifurther” YouTube channel a couple of years ago, but find not enough time to devote to it.

I guess time will tell. I think the universe in terms of text-based blogs and Vlogs are big enough for both formats.

Again, a big thanks to Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) for the opportunity to add to the depth of this discussion.

For those of you out there in the blogosphere where do you fit in with all of this?

  • where is your blog headed in 2020?
  • any changes upcoming – big or small?

—  get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself  —

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