Thirteen years is a long time in any industry, in case of the internet, it is almost a millennia. Yet, even though I have been blogging for the past thirteen years, neither does it feel that way nor has it become boring or lead to a feeling of nothing new is out there to be learned.
I started blogging in 2006, in an attempt to write and share my Ladakh travelogue with the rest of the world. I also wanted to make information easily available for those searching for information about traveling to Ladakh online. After all, at that time, if you really wanted to learn about traveling to Ladakh, you had to buy a book!
Today, things are different.
There are blogs, vlogs and the social media full of information about traveling to even the remotest regions of the world.
Yet, there is a lot more to be shared and explored.
Just like travel, blogging has changed quite a bit and it is no longer confined to someone running an actual blog, rather it is a loose term these days for just about anyone active on social media or review sites.
This has made blogging even more challenging and interesting, especially since the attention span of the vast majority is on the decline and larger corporations attempt to prevent people from ever leaving their app/site and discovering new content.
I have no clue what the future of blogging would be 10 years or even 5 years down the line.
However, one thing is certain, I will be there trying to evolve with the changing times and sharing my unbiased views and experiences with you.
Because, at the end of the day, this is not just a job or a business for me, this is a way of life…