Thursday, May 6, 2021

Donald Trump, The Blogger

Donald Trump (yes, the former President of the United States), banned from major social media sites, has launched a personal blog, From The Desk of Donald J Trump. 

Though touted by his servile followers as a "communications platform" – the dream was that he was going to launch something more web 2.0, like a Twitter clone or whatever – a personal blog is what it is. 

Anyway, good for Trump (left)! It's never too late to start a blog. I only hope for the sake of all Trumpsters out there, he keeps blogging regularly. It’s the only way to connect with his support base. 

Here is a statistic that hopefully, won’t scare him. I read that over 80% of bloggers will quit in the next 18 months. That's over 50 million blogs. A humongous percentage of blogs will fail. 

But according to WP Virtuoso (a WordPress blogging mag), a new blog is created every half a second, and we all agree that there are 86,400 seconds in a day! So how many blogs are there in the world? I would say hundreds of millions. 

FYI, I started my blogging journey back in 2008 – and I’m still at it! As long as you yourself know why you’re blogging and you can keep the interest alive, you’ll keep on blogging. 

[Note: I’m not interested to monetize my blog; I'm not even treating it like a business. Yet I'm still a thriving blogger!]

In case you’re wondering, blogging is still very much relevant in 2021. And it’s going to be relevant for a very long time because people like to communicate. People like to read and engage and to learn about things that are interesting to them. After all, blog posts are among the most shared content online.

In fact, people read blogs today in record numbers – and will almost certainly continue reading blogs for many more years to come. Already it is claimed that about 409 million Internet users read about 20 billion blog pages monthly. 

Besides, I'm informed there’s over 600 million blogs on the Internet. And an overwhelming 77% of Internet users report regularly reading blog posts according to the latest blogging statistics. This surely tells you that blogs are still very much popular. 

Happy blogging, Trump!

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