In the grand scheme of things, blogging is still a baby. The first blog was created in 1994, not even three decades ago. It wasn’t until 1999 that Blogger launched its free service. Since then, the digital world has experienced an onslaught of new media. More recently, Instagram introduced micro-blogging; instead of turning to a major platform like WordPress, you only have to post a photo and a short description to convey a message. YouTube gives people the tools to create video blogs, while podcasts are a popular form of audio blogging.
These changes beg the question: Does traditional blogging fit into today’s world that’s overrun with a wide variety of advanced media?