Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?

I've been reading this interesting topic on several blogger forums regarding the battle between moving away from blog and using Youtube instead. It was an interesting discussion because a lot of bloggers where saying they have reached the point that they want to delete their blogs because their page views have stagnated or even plummeted in the past few years and they see more opportunities happening on Youtube instead. I want to share my opinion regarding this topic. I would advise anyone with a blog not to delete their blogs and here's why...

Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?

1. Your blog is your portfolio
In my opinion, I see a blog as a portfolio. I mean you can use it to demonstrate what you have done in the past and what you are currently doing in terms of collaboration, sponsorships, products, merchandising etc. For example if you do some photography work, how cool is it to showcase our work on your blog. The perfect thing about a blog is that it can be linked to your other social platforms such as Youtube as well.

Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?
Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?

2. Start being innovative (research)
Another reason why I think our blog shouldn't be deleted is because it can boost up your views when you manage to cross-link it effectively with your Youtube channel. A lot of bloggers on the forums stated that they want to delete their blog because of their page views being very low. But then I think, it's not because blogs are unpopular, it's because you need to start being innovative like every other ''product''. It's normal that things that used to be popular when blogs just started off don't work as much in 2016. Start thinking of new ways to get people intrigued and involved in your blog. I also recommend bloggers to start researching. It is is sooo important. You have to do research and learn what people love and read nowadays on a blog. It is also important to learn how you can effectively link your other social networks with your blog in order for your page views to increase again. It doesn't happen over night, this requires to be up to date with what is currently going on now in the blogosphere. There are still so many blogs out there that are doing amazing in term of community, engagement and following. 

Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?
Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?

3. Please do not underestimate Youtube
I know how appealing Youtube may look, sound and how the opportunities are flowing for some Youtubers out there but trust me if I say it ain't easy and it will require a lot of work too. I don't think deleting your blog and solely doing Youtube will change anything if the only reason for deleting the blog is just because of the assumption that blogging is not popular and that the page views are not what it should be. Blogs can be turned into whatever you wish to call it. It can be turned to an online magazine, lifestyle platform, etc. You can do so much with a blog. Youtube is an amazing platform where people can actually see you in motion and can have a glance of your creativity, thoughts and you daily life. But gaining views on Youtube is not necessarily easier than increasing you page views on your blog.  It all requires a lot of work and interacting within your community.

To conclude, I would not advise anyone to delete their blog because they think Youtube is the place to be right now. I would only say delete the blog if you really don't like blogging anymore. Youtube is a great place to start a community but same goes for your website as well. It's just a matter of keeping yourself informed about how to remain relevant with content on your blog in order to keep the page views rising.

I'm really curious about what your opinion is about this topic. What do you think? Do you think it's a good idea to delete your blog for Youtube?


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