Joey Coleman: Is the golden age of tech blogging over? Is the golden age of blogging over?

Is the golden age of tech blogging over? Is the golden age of blogging over?

Is the golden age of tech blogging over? Is the golden age of blogging over?

Jeremiah Owyang’s blog post End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over is a good read as it provides both sides of the debate.

As an early adopter of blogging, I caused disruption to the higher education news landscape in Canada. (Scooping student newspapers from three time zones east was fun) I was eventually “bought-out” (of sorts) when hired as a reporter/blogger by Maclean’s. I eventually moved most of my blogging activity (short-thoughts and links) to Twitter.

Now, I find myself missing the original reason I started blogging, playing with the coding that powers my CMS. For this reason, I’ve returned to blogging.

I believe blogging will return and communities will re-emerge around blogs as Twitter and Facebook become too congested. The addition of advertising to these platforms will encourage early-bloggers who moved to these platforms to return to their own clean gardens – their personal domains.

Regardless of if Mr. Owyang is right or wrong, his post is an interesting read.