Blogging is addictive. Just like reading. It’s a way of calming the urge to write. My fear is that this way of writing and receiving quick rewards in the form of likes and comments prevents us from writing more serious, sustained and important writing.
Anyway, if this fear was well-founded, we should be assisting to a decrease of book publishing and book writing. This doesn’t seem to be the case.
Never trust your pessimistic instincts.