Blogging in 2019 probably appears to many as old fashioned and something whose ship has sailed. But nothing could be further from the truth.
There is a tremendous amount to be gained from blogging and writing regularly, even if it is only to force the writer to assemble his/her thoughts.
But the benefits go far beyond that and as social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are susceptible, due to all kinds of external pressures, to significant, adverse change you as a user are in a stunningly vulnerable position.
Not so when you run your own blog, and pay the small cost of hosting your own blog on your own hosting account. You can publish what you like as often or as seldom as you like.
But you have a huge long term advantage in spreading your thoughts, exhibiting your expertise, and building a group of followers who trust you.
If you are a small business owner, or a start up, or a putative opinion former, or someone who wants to make a change and influence people, regardless of how few, blogging gives you that opportunity.