Fast Company has posted on Six Jobs That Won’t Exist In 2016 and included on the list is ‘Bloggers’.
While it’s not really one of FC’s hardest hitting pieces a few scattered thoughts sprung to mind on seeing it (via):
- I always chuckle a little when I see a magazine or newspaper declaring the death of a form of new media
- At least we’re on the list as ‘jobs’ (however quickly we might be off it).
- 2016 is a long way away. I know quite a few bloggers who would be very happy for their blogs to continue to earn what they now do for another 10 years – if they do there will be a retired bloggers village somewhere in the Bahamas.
On a semi serious note – I’ve no doubt that things will be a lot different in 2016 – if blogs do still exist they will have probably changed quite a lot (if the last few years of rapid change is anything to go by). Whether blogs (or blogging as a job) exists or don’t exist is not that important to me in some respects because whether they do or don’t people will be always be looking for content, entertainment, information, ideas, community, dialogue and the ability to have their say.
I guess the challenge is for those of us who want to be a part of the process of providing these sorts of things is to ride the wave and be willing to know where to invest our time, energy and resources along the way.