“What’s the future of blogging?” is the intriguing question posed by Scott Yates of Hubspot.
Yates admits he doesn’t know about blogging a hundred years or even twenty years from now,
But he’s pretty confident that in the near future, blogging will be more important than ever for businesses. (“Whew! Glad you said that, was our reaction here at Say It For You.)
On just what is Yates basing all this near-term confidence? What do people read? he asks. Good stories and useful information. That’s what people have been reading for centuries and that’s what they will be demanding for centuries to come, he believes. The format can change, but as long as content continues to be valuable and entertaining, no worry needed on the part of us freelance blog content writers.
The caveats? Yates offers a few of those:
- You don’t just need to have a blog. You have to update it – often. Hire someone to do it for you. You can still have some input as well as the final say about what goes on your blog. The quality does matter more than the quantity, but if the quantity is small, nobody will ever find you, so the quality won’t matter.
- Keep your blog posts concise and to the point – it’s not a novel!
- Give people what they want, which is value. Provide good stories and helpful information on a regular basis.
Since, at Say It For You, we’re involved not only in marketing to consumers, but also in B2B marketing through blog writing, I was very interested in what KISSmetrics had to say about the future of content marketing business to business. Most content marketing, says KISSmetrics, focuses on industry trends, and company details, but that is going to radically change, because the focus will need to be on the target audience’s needs.
KISSmetrics has a very interesting take on blog SEO: “Blogging SEO is changing, but only in some ways. It’s almost like a car in that the design, colors, and minor features change each year but the core remains the same.”
Seems the future vision for business blogging should engender more confidence than concern.