As I embark on my new journey to learn the Rust programming language, I find myself pondering—where have all the blogs gone? In search of practical guidance, I sift through numerous search engine results, only to be met with the official documentation or obscure Stack Overflow questions. The nostalgia of vibrant personal blog posts and the valuable insights that accompanied them seems to have faded away. This situation raises the question: is blogging no longer a thing?
As people drift toward video platforms like YouTube and TikTok, certain intriguing changes take root. Not only do they replace the traditional text-based content delivery, but these platforms also diminish the sharing of personal experiences, discovery narratives, and the enlightening lessons that once made blog posts relatable.
Of course, official documentation remains relevant and invaluable for learning new technologies. However, there's something unique about the style and personal touch of a blog post that resonates with readers and fosters a sense of connection. Bloggers often share their experiences, complete with pitfalls and successes in a way that's relatable and enriching.
Despite the rise in video content creation, I believe there's still a place for text-based content, especially when it comes to learning. Just as I am attempting to master Rust, others too embark on their quests for knowledge. And as helpful as documentation and Stack Overflow questions may be, the personal touch provided by bloggers offers an added depth of understanding and a different perspective.
Having not written a blog post myself in years, I can't help but feel guilty for not contributing to the wealth of written knowledge online. But perhaps it's time for a change—a return to the authenticity and value of crafting thoughtful blog posts. Instead of lamenting the decline of blogging, why not revitalize this expression of creativity?
The digital landscape evolves continuously, and yet, there remains a place in our hearts and minds for good old-fashioned text. Engaging blogs breathe life into learning experiences, fostering more profound connections representative of the collective human experience. So, let us not see the decline of blogging as an irreversible loss, but rather seize this as an opportunity to recharge our pens and reinvent the wonder that is blogging. And as for me, maybe it's time I start the change I yearn to see.