Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with a blog especially if your blog is part of a field in which there are many changes or developments such as celebrity news or technology developments.
There are several blogs on the net where several contributors share one blog to make sure it is always fat and juicy and laden with fresh information. In this blog format it would not be unusual to see six or seven lawyers contributing to one blog or a group of book reviewers writing reviews (possibly hired by someone who is linking to a big book store like Amazon.)
Whether or not you want to share your blog comes down to how you want to identify yourself to your readers -as an expert who knows more than the rest or as an expert who is open to other people’s opinions. However these types of shared expert blogs often blossom into genuine information and reference material portals that can bring you a lot of attention, traffic and business www.earlynewspaper.com . The idea is to not let any other expert that you are sharing a blog with outshine you. Such arrangements work best if a firm schedule is set about whose turn it is to write a blog and if certain themes are assigned by the group and then stuck to so that nobody is treading on anyone else’s toes.
Another possibility is to join a web site that already has multiple blogs on it. This is a good option if you want to build an audience quickly as many of these blog sites, such as wordpress.com all ready have a lot of traffic and your blog is hosted under the umbrella of their advertising. However the problem with this tact is that you don’t have your own unique URL, which can make you slightly harder to find in the search engines.
Blogging has been around for decades in the form of paper journals created by the aspiring minds of the world’s individuals. Privacy used to be a must-have commodity as diary owners kept their personal autobiographies behind lock and key.
However, the online version developed and exploded. Privacy became an item of the past and flaunting your personal life became the popular digital accessory. As negative as it seems, people simply love to read about other people.
Have we stretched the blogging popularity to its maximum or will we continue to see blogging flourish in new directions during 2007?
Where Did Blogging Begin?
Blogging was birthed in 1994 when college student, Justin Hall made the first ever internet blog. In 1977, Jorn Barger first used “Weblog” as a term for “logging the web”. Finally, in April of 1999, Programmer Peter Merholz shortens “Weblog” to “blog”. The rest of the internet caught on and as we say: “the rest is history”.
Why is it so Popular?
Blogs are popular for several reasons. For one, any non-technical person can use a blog without prior HTML knowledge. Secondly, blogs open the door for anyone to become a private reporter, whether they were reporting their normal daily activities or the latest breaking news.
Perhaps the biggest reason blogging became popular is due to the social aspect. Features such as blogrolls, permalinks and trackbacks make it easier for the world to find a particular blog. Also, we get excited when we can take a step into a life unlike our own when it wouldn’t be physically possible except via the digital world.
The word “blog” is a confusing term to many people. The word has several possible definitions. These multiple meanings cause the confusion. First, it can refer to the kind of software that is running the website. Some content management software is referred to as blog software. Second, it can refer to the overall reverse chronological nature of the content of the website. This is probably the most common use. The blog itself IS the website. Third, it can refer to a part or section of a website. Company websites are often loaded with content but only a portion is dedicated to a blog format which is used to communicate press releases and company news.
This article addresses the second definition. Why should you use a blog to structure your website? There are five fundamental reasons/circumstances.
1) The goal of your website to cover daily and/or weekly events of a particular niche topic. Blogs are well suited for covering this kind of material. Whether it is politics or entertainment, the reverse chronological nature of a blog fits perfectly.