Our blog posts could live forever in blogosphere.
Just imagine, twenty, fifty or one hundred years from now someone reading what we wrote.
Depending on the blog, some writings may sound silly, whereas others may appear as though they were written “yesterday”.
As bloggers we often don’t think how what we share could have an impact future generations, but one blogger is looking at just that.
Actually, I forgot about another strategy I wanted to explore.
To make my blog more “timeless” and decouple from time, I want to expand it to a site. For example, I could add “Articles” and a forum, as well as videos, so that it becomes more of a timeless knowledge base. While that won’t replace the blog, I think it adds the perspective, of “here’s a set of timeless assets” to compliment the blog (which, even though I hit timeless things, blogs tend to be organized around time.)
J.D. makes a good point. Blog are centered around time, with our posts quickly getting buried in the archives.
But what about our topic? Do some have a timelessness about them?
I think so.
Unless we’re writing about current events or blogging about something like technology, which is constantly changing, many blogs will be as useful today as they will be twenty plus years from now.
Granted, not all bloggers care whether their blog gets found in 2029 or further out, but what we write today could influence many generations to come.
Let’s play a game of “Pretend”. Imagine you blog posts are found 20 years from now. What do you think the readers reaction would be?
Let’s say your grandchild found your blog. What would they learn about you?
Books are similar. Do you have a favorite book that was written years ago that still applies today?
Care to share?