I was just walking one day, being berrylicious, and thinking about interview questions. One of the questions that came to mind was,
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
That question then took me to,
"Where do you see your blog in 10 years?"
Which then made me ask myself,
"Erm, will I still be blogging in 10 years?"
You see I'm not exactly a teenager, and in 10 years I'll be a few years shy of the age my grandmum was when I was born!
I think it's fair to say that right now, most bloggers are in the twenties to thirties age range (at least the bloggers I know). What would the Blog Scene be like in 10 years, when the thirty year-olds are in their 40's? For the record, there are fabulous 40+ bloggers out there.
It's one thing if Blogging was a "proper" career path. Yes, bloggers are making great strides and there are those who have been able to translate their blogs into their full-time jobs, and are making it big (like MILLIONS big). But the majority of bloggers are doing it as a hobby, or to have residual income and I wonder about the longevity of their blogs.
I think a lot of blog readers are about the same age of the bloggers they follow, so ideally, the readers would still find the blogs they read relevant to their lives, right? At some point, reading my experience about being a parent to an infant->toddler->pre-schooler->->->teenager->adult; becoming a grandparent, etc would be relevant to you, right?
GOSH, THE THOUGHT IS SO FREAKY TO ME!
Well, for right now, I'm not sure I'm looking at the blog in the long long term. I've been blogging for 3 years (2 years here), and I'm still a newbie compared to those who have been blogging for 6, 7, even 10 years or more. I really enjoy putting my thoughts into words and watching them come alive in the blog posts. I'll just keep taking it one step at a time.
But if you blog, let me ask you... How Long Will You Blog?