Someone pointed out to me I was listed on the top 5 blogs in Kuwait on an article written by Al Qabas yesterday, which was great except the article wasn’t a positive one. It was about the decline of blogging in Kuwait and the raise of instagram, which has been happening for years.
I do get asked by people I know whether the blog is doing well, and the simple answer is yes, very well. Blogs that have the majority of their audience as Kuwaiti’s have been facing a steady decline in traffic, a good example is ilsul6ana.com. She used to reach 1 million impressions per month with a bulk of posts published every day. Now with the raise of instagram her blog is pretty much dead, her last post was more than 4 months ago.
I on the other hand haven’t been affected much, because many of the users that read my blog are expats (since it’s an English blog) and expats aren’t into instagram that much, the majority stick to Facebook and some read blogs, they don’t jump on trends whenever a new social channel is out like Kuwaitis.
All in all, I do agree the blogging is slowly dying in Kuwait, I have many blogger friends that quit throughout the years, everyone had his on reason. Ironically, BlogLaish a blog I use to follow quit and got replaced by a Chinese weird fetish blog. Although not everyone has been affected (mostly English and Arabic Politics Blogs), my traffic is still increasing ever since I started blogging 4 years ago.