Should You Delete Your Blog For Youtube?Thursday, October 27, 2016
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...
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.