What Will Your Average Blog Look Like In 2019?

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I started my blog back in 2007 and while that was some time ago, I plan to continue blogging for decades to come. While right now that means writing at least a post a day, how I interact with all of you could change dramatically over the next five years. So I thought I would pose the question, give my thoughts on it, and then open it up to discussion.

First let’s talk about how people access the Internet in 2019.

The vast majority of users will be coming from mobile phones and tablets, in fact it is expected that 75% – 90% of Internet users will be browsing on a mobile phone or tablet by 2019.

Next let’s talk about how people digest content in 2019.

Video is becoming a bigger and bigger part of how people spend their time online and consume information. It is expected that roughly 50% of Internet traffic on a smartphone in 2019 will be video.

So with that in mind, here’s how I see blogging in 2019.

I see a lot more blogs offering video, many as their primary method of delivering content. I can also see many popular blogs having their own app to directly access the content. I do this now with TechCrunch, CNN, and a few other blogs I read regularly, I see this trend only accelerating by 2019.

That means that there’s a good chance you’ll see a MorganLinton.com app and more video content from me as time goes on. As the Internet is evolving, so should all of us, I look forward to watching it happen together! My prediction above could turn-out to be completely wrong but for now I have to do my best to predict the future given what data I have.

Now it’s your turn. What do you think blogging will look like in 2019? Comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Domenclature.com May 5, 2014, 8:51 pm

    Interesting subject.

    “My prediction above could turn-out to be completely wrong but for now I have to do my best to predict the future given what data I have.” – Linton

    You could hardly be wrong, because that is status quo. You could be more imaginative tho, to stick out your neck a little. 😉

    I think mobile phones are generally useless for interesting web experience; it’s convenient, but a full site is still hard to top. I think most people use their mobile phones on the go, and can’t wait to settle in at home, or office with their laptop, or desktop. This thing about mobile, app, blah blah is akin to the Segway, everybody will be on it tomorrow, but bikes and cars is still all I see on the roads.

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  • Leonard Britt May 5, 2014, 9:08 pm

    Quality video content can be a valuable branding tool. DomainSherpa has a done an excellent job of bringing in subject matter experts and speaking to an audience which has an interest in hearing what qualified experts have to say on that topic. I guess live video can be challenging but video clearly helps to connect with an audience in a way that text does not.

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  • Mark May 5, 2014, 9:34 pm

    I agree with Domenclature!

    Mobile is great when I am out and about. However, when it comes to watching videos longer than a minute or two, reading a blog, searching, surfing, buying or selling I want a full screen in front of me along with a full keyboard.

    Not so sure mobile is going to be primary web tool in the future.

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    • Morgan May 5, 2014, 11:28 pm

      Great comments everyone! At the end of the day it really doesn’t matter what you and I do, it matters what the masses do. More people are now accessing the Internet from their phones than laptops (desktops are dying fast). This isn’t just happening when people are on the go, it’s also happening in the morning when they wake up, before bed when they go to sleep, in fact people are spending more time on mobile devices and tablets than desktops, esp when you look at the under 30 crowd.

      If over 75% – 90% of your traffic is coming from mobile that’s no fad, that’s the new norm.

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  • Domenclature May 5, 2014, 11:07 pm

    Thanks, Mark.

    Yes, the rapid growth of Mobile phones and apps is primarily due to inept third-world country-governments who fail to bring communication infrastructure to their people; their people are basically using cell-phones, under duress, as computers; and over hear tech giants are touting those numbers as if those people have a choice? However, as these governments improve things, they will rush to get themselves a computer, or laptop.

    Another point, most clicks on ads on mobile phones are usually due to error, or big fingers working in tight spots; one day businesses will wise up and tell Google to take a hike on those. I have NEVER seen an ad on a cellphone, I know they’re there, but they are too damn small, and besides, I’m in a hurry looking at my content, I don’t have time to notice a goddamn mobile ad. I’m sure my fingers has grazed a couple of them as I work with the stupid screen. I didn’t mean to.

    PC will be here when Christ comes.

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  • Michael May 6, 2014, 2:10 am

    This might be weird but I think we already know the outcome of this future! Its kind of already happen, 1989 the gameboy came out the best handheld video game system! Even though handheld video game systems got better and better, I bet the majority of people are still playing video games on there big screen tv’s.

    I still think the future for mobile phones is better browsers, I have to delete stuff on my phone to even download another app or game!

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  • Joe May 7, 2014, 7:53 am

    Well interesting exposure within 5 years .

    I believe the contents of the blogs will be spoken with a file of written content to print or save .
    I also think it be better if a man is not demasido blogger attractive look to an attractive young girl who can speak well what you yourself want to give out to your subscribers.
    This system works very well for the sales strategy for the final consumer to do with companies and brands in the country where you live is not USA can not give names due to confidentiality and give very good results in visits to go by word of mouth have many more visits and increased sales as a pretty face and sexy talk rages (Van dressed appreciation to give a touch of something more than imagination or not to buy ( not go naked ) guys use backward young , that if smart , not very handsome all be smart and know how to sell or purchase your visitors make .

    Forward strategy system change results in different categories and subcategories of products and services. is great and good reward benefits for companies and brands , so it will be for you , imagination is the main thing which you must put yourselves not companies are you that you contribute the idea of ​​what they want to sell, I choos if prior study of a separate market for no other since high the price is too much cheese .

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