My Prediction on the Future of Blogging

Blogging is dead; it is being replaced by

Allowing users to interact with each other is the essential value of the internet, and has been evolving. Interaction is the reason to use the internet, and not just read a book, newspaper, or magazine, the desire to have a voice in a world that makes everyone feel small.

Bulletin Boards to Chats to Forums to Blogs too is the first system that allows the entire world to participate; everyone is smart enough to use the system.

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Sunday, April 25, 2010
By Andy Graham of

The whole world is capable of using, and within a couple of years, it will be on every cell phone.

Prediction for Future of Blogging
I believe Facebook provides a better interactive experience for readers because they can post their own photos, videos and comments, everyone has an equal voice. Bloggers must ask the question; do people really want to read something longer than two sentences?

1. Gossip
2. Conspiracy Theories or Magical Journeys
3. Anger and controversy
4. Sales pitches, always selling some consumer products.
5. Fantasy and dreams
6. Facts and Data like the Encyclopedia

I believe Blogging has been replaced by, the end is near.

The Money Myth of Andy
There is an incredibly difficult to shut up myth that I make my money from Blogging, in reality, I make pages that generate traffic from searches. A person searches on Google, finds one of my pages, visits, clicks on an advertisement and we make money. Daily readers are a horrible source of income, the moment they become loyal readers, they stop clicking on advertisements.

I do not earn money from Blogging, that is not my primary sources of income, it is something I do for fun, a project to release my captive thoughts, whereby the beneficiary is me, I understand my world by journalizing the experience.

I am avoiding the inevitable; I must write books if I want to have a voice, then again, it is difficult to muster the vanity and arrogance to feel I have a special voice.

My Prediction on the Future of Blogging


"It would appear to me that the world soon will be divided into those with and those without the patience to digest a book."

I believe this is correct, coupled with people empowered by a reality that cannot be ignored.


When I looked into mail order business years ago the break even mark was 3 so any sales above that was income so how's advertisement link clicking compare to that? Although many computer / internet saavy people are convinced that products and services are marketed cheaper on-line in most cases I find the opposite. In theory, the prices should and could be cheaper because the "middlemen" are eliminated but in reality anyone who is too busy and lazy to canvas and research the prices and quality of the goods and services will pay more on-line because of its convenience. One exception in recent years are local airlines here in the Philippines and last year Hawaiian Airlines where I have been buying airline tickets on-line for less than we have been paying for 20 years. Generally, internet and computer users have higher educational backgrounds, intelligence and incomes then non users so creates its own type of customer base so overpricing is not exposed and is paid for the sake of privacy and convenience. .

My wife and I divided up humanity years ago by "those who read" versus those who don't. But that doesn't mean that those who read are some kind of cohesive group or brotherhood because so much disinformation or misinformation manipulates facts and truth to certain groups' private agenda. I am not saying that "book worms" have superior knowledge because sometimes people so full of knowledge can be boring when determined to share their knowledge with others and they tend to be introverts. People who don't read can be very knowledgable about many things by hands on learning and doing which lead to them being too busy or hyperactive to sit down and read.

When it comes to sharing budget travel information I find that native English speakers do not like to read but get it verbally by interacting with other travelers and innkeepers. And non-native English speakers do NOT want information verbally, at least not from an innkeeper but prefer to read it from a travel guidebook. Basically non-English speakers are leary and distrustful of any locals, whether they are foreigners or natives and those who speak English as their first language prefer the personal attention whether there is a private agenda or not.

So Andy, seems like you may need to step up to the plate and be arrogant and vain enough to organize the thousands of daily blogs you've already written to create some sort of book. Or your invest your savings into operating a hostel or guest house creating enough of rental income that still enables you to continue traveling perpetually. Hhhmmm?? Decision Decisions? Such is life!