|Blogging & RSS Information|
|Get A Blog Today!|
To Blog or Not to Blog: Are Blogs Becoming More Popular than Forums, Newsletters and E-zines?
Blogging is hot, and seems to be becoming hotter each month. Although blogging originally was dismissed, by many successful publishers and other online "gurus", the truth is that now, a few years after the "blogging trend" began, there are actually more blogs and more bloggers online than ever before. Blogging, obviously, is "here to stay"!
Actually first documented in 1997, Web logs initially used the abbreviated version: wee-blog, with a Web log editor referred to as a blogger. Since then, all types of Web logs (blogs) and blogging software have emerged, giving rise to this lucrative and dynamic market.
Now, everything from advertising blogs to zoology blogs exist, with every topic in between apparent online. Political blogs are rampant, and groups of bloggers across the globe post regularly on every topic imaginable.
What does a blog supply that an e-zine, newsletter, or forum might not? What has skyrocketed the popularity of the blog over the past several years?
The answers are really quite simple:
1. Blogs are more highly interactive. Posters get to see the results of a post immediately, as the post appears simultaneously after posting. Posters also don't have the usual moderation that appears in forums, where posts may be deleted without warning. Usually, in blogs, more freedom is given, and posts are usually accepted no matter what the content, or the topic.
E-zines and newsletters, with their one sided presentation of views, have decreased in popularity with the increase of the popularity of blogs.
2. Blogs are easy to maintain and easy to start. The sheer volume of choices is staggering! Everything from "blogging software" to "blogging services" are available, and even a novice blogger will find blogging quick and easy to do.
3. Blogs are "Search Engine Friendly Food". Search Engines love blogs, because of the constantly changing content that appears daily. Search Engines are constantly "searching" for new content, and blogs meet this requirement splendidly!
4. Blogs are actually a lot of fun! The entertainment aspects of a blog cannot be dismissed. A great deal of "voyeurism" exists on blogs, where other bloggers continually monitor discussions, both pro and con concerning an issue. Discussions on blogs can be "heated" and interesting, with much repartee occurring daily! Blogs are a rousing form of media, indeed, with many bloggers returning repeatedly throughout a day to view new posts.
For a view into popular blogs of many categories, just visit: http://www.blogit.com
5. Many blogs are capable of syndication. Syndication is a great way to ensure that your writing and your views are exposed to as much of the general public as possible. Syndication is many times included in blogging services now, and this has drawn individuals to the art of blogging continuously.
For an example of a blog service that features syndication, please visit: http://www.typepad.com
6. There are no lists to maintain, or spam filters to worry about with blogs. This is one reason why so many writers and publishers have turned to blogs. E-mail delivery of newsletters and e-zines has become difficult over the past few years, with the advent of spam filters. Blogs are not delivered, and therefore, no methods of defeating filters are needed, and no "non-deliverables" occur, which has been the bane of writers and publishers prior to this.
A good blogging software exists at: http://www.silkblogs.com
7. Blogs are economical. Since no lists are maintained, there are no list server costs. Blogging software and blogging services are also very reasonably priced, giving good value for the money spent monthly consistently. Some blogging services charge others to "read", while others charge writers to "write", but overall the monthly charges are rather minimal either way.
8. Blogs are educational. There are such a variety of informative and educational blogs available now, that a search for any subject usually turns up hundreds of offerings. Differing points of view on all subjects are offered routinely, giving a reader or poster an "insight" into the hearts and minds of other bloggers.
Blogs also, to be successful, however, need to contain the same elements of a popular newsletter or e-zine:
A. Compelling, well-written content. No one, either online or offline wants to read materials that are poorly written or difficult or boring to read.
B. Updated material. Just as in newsletters or e-zines, if material is not updated continually, then the audience eventually dies.
C. Rousing topics. Topics of interest to a wide range of readers succeed more than topics that appeal to very few, or are rather dull topics.
D. A nice layout and visual appeal. A blog is akin to a Web site for written materials, and just like in the design of a Web site, every care should be made to have the blog be visually appealing and friendly to visitors.
Newsletters, e-zines and forums, of course, will remain. But as you can clearly see, blogging, bloggers, and blogs themselves, have definitely added to the "online experience" and will possibly (and hopefully) be around for decades more!
Vishal P. Rao is the owner of: http://www.work-at-home-forum.com/ An online community of people who work at home.
What Happened to Tagging? JSTOR Daily
A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging The New York Times
Farewell to the blog Politico
RSS is the greatest enemy of Hinduism Economic Times
RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 1 Economic Times
A return to blogs (finally? sort of?) Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
The eccentric economic ideology of RSS and BJP – Part 2 Economic Times
The eccentric economic ideology of RSS and BJP – Part 1 Economic Times
Blogs still among our best information Otago Daily Times
The RSS sutras for the twenty-first century Economic Times
The Rise and Demise of RSS Motherboard
‘Hindutva is not divisive, not anti-Muslim … RSS will abide by the Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya’ - Economic Times
‘Hindutva is not divisive, not anti-Muslim … RSS will abide by the Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya’ Economic Times
3-Step Blog Strategy That Works: Storytelling, USPs & Sales Search Engine Journal
They don’t hate JNU, they fear it: In absence of an articulate, united opposition, it’s our campuses that - Economic Times
They don’t hate JNU, they fear it: In absence of an articulate, united opposition, it’s our campuses that Economic Times
Fabian Fischer's Blog - Reward Fatigue Gamasutra
Best blogging platforms of 2020 TechRadar
Rising divorces a sign of justice, not arrogance Economic Times
Could Blogging Boost Your Ecommerce SEO? Practical Ecommerce
Emil Glans's Blog - On Monster Design Gamasutra
What Does A Healthy Publisher/Developer Relationship Looks Like (With Real Contract Details!) - Gamasutra
What Does A Healthy Publisher/Developer Relationship Looks Like (With Real Contract Details!) Gamasutra
On Failure & Funding: How my sci-fi adventure Aquamarine finally found Kickstarter success - Gamasutra
On Failure & Funding: How my sci-fi adventure Aquamarine finally found Kickstarter success Gamasutra
How to Overcome the 3 Biggest Blogging Challenges Search Engine Journal
Sweat Equity: Still blogging away on LGBTQ topics, but it's not big money Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The how and the why of law blogs ABA Journal
RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them Business 2 Community
Growing Your Blog Using Email Marketing Business 2 Community
The Death of the Good Internet Was an Inside Job The New Republic
How to Use Guest Blogging to Build Relationships Search Engine Journal
Time to call out Hindutva: Democratic India was founded on freedom, but the two nation theory is diametrically - Economic Times
Time to call out Hindutva: Democratic India was founded on freedom, but the two nation theory is diametrically Economic Times
My Own Personal Extinction Scientific American
‘Ideology of socialism is not different from ideology of the RSS … People have reposed faith in BJP leader - Economic Times
‘Ideology of socialism is not different from ideology of the RSS … People have reposed faith in BJP leader Economic Times
The right and wrong lessons of Shaheen Bagh Economic Times
How to Build Your App without Any Programming Knowledge? WhaTech Technology and Markets News
Wanted: An enemy for RSS to help BJP grow in Tamil Nadu Economic Times
A 3D View of How We Got Here Gamasutra
Neil Patel's Personal Blogging Advice and Why It Works? Customer Think
Michelle Deco's Blog - Why Games Matter Gamasutra
Cision PR Newswire's Beyond Bylines Blog Featured in Feedspot's List of Top Journalism Blogs - PRNewswire
Cision PR Newswire's Beyond Bylines Blog Featured in Feedspot's List of Top Journalism Blogs PRNewswire
BJP: Winning at What Cost? Economic Times
It’s not black and white: If you really care about secularism in India, understand both Hindus and Muslims - Economic Times
It’s not black and white: If you really care about secularism in India, understand both Hindus and Muslims Economic Times
Blog or Podcast: What Best Helps the Entrepreneur? Business 2 Community
Epic Games' attempt to go fee-free on Google Play indicates disappointing Android performance - Gamasutra
Epic Games' attempt to go fee-free on Google Play indicates disappointing Android performance Gamasutra
In Muslim League’s footsteps: Conferring citizenship to all faiths except Islam follows from the questionabl - Economic Times
In Muslim League’s footsteps: Conferring citizenship to all faiths except Islam follows from the questionabl Economic Times
Why All Of Our Games Look Like Crap Gamasutra
Get A Blog Today!
Avoid Bad Manners While Blogging
Blogging, the hottest trend in online publishing right now, is currently spreading like wildfire across the Internet.A cross between an online journal and a bulletin board, everyone from rock starts, politicians, business leaders and your average "Joe" or "Jane" can instantly become a center of influence online using blogs.
How To Republish RSS Feeds On Your Website
In this article I am going to cover some tools that you can use that will allow you to publish RSS feeds on your site. This will allow you to have fresh, updated content on your site and you have control of what sort of content you display and how often it is updated.
Details of Getting a Blog
Blogs, the abbreviation of Web Logs (online journals), are becoming more and more popular all the time. People are starting new blogs at an astounding rate so it's safe to assume that there are constantly people out there who want to know how to get a blog going.
Blogs As A Marketing Tool
Blogs are the biggest things to happen to the Internet since personal home pages. Blogging software has made it easy for the average Joe to create his own blog,and the thriving community of bloggers have spurred designers to release completely free, and professionally looking templates.
Will Spam-Blogging Be The Death Of Blogging?
Technorati reports that 30,000 - 40,000 new blogs are being created each day.According to David Sifry, part of the growth of new blogs created each day is due to an increase in spam blogs.
How to Activate The Firefox Live Bookmark Feature on Your Site
Live Bookmark is Mozilla's response to offering RSS feeds through their browsers and Firefox in particular. Using this technology, it's possible for any visitor to your website to add your RSS feed in only two or three steps.
Do Marketers Really Need RSS?
The recent Forrester Research study, which claims that only 2% of online households in North America use RSS, took the internet marketing world by storm. Does this data really mean that marketers can still afford to ignore this channel?Soon after the Forrrester study became public, I received a press enquiery asking whether marketers should be interested in RSS now that so few online adults use it.
Why Wordpress is now my Blog of Choice
The more I use Wordpress, the more I love it. It has 2 very important features that Blogger doesn't yet support.
What is an RSS Aggregator or RSS Reader?
I keep hearing about RSS, XML and RSS feeds. I just barely have a clue what they are, but when people then start talking about RSS aggregators, what are they talking about and why would I want one? Do you use an aggregator, and if so, which one? Ain't jargon fun? RSS is Really Simple Syndication and it's a simple data-only version of a Web page or, in the case of a weblog, Web site.
Article Marketing For Bloggers - 4 Tips To Build Traffic For Your Blog
Bloggers blog. That's what they do.
Blogs like all forms of writing are an art form that takes knowledge and practice to do well.Writing?Blogs?Blogs are on-line journals where people express themselves through writing.
Simple Syndication (RSS) -- Wheres The Payoff?
How RSS really does pay off..
Will The Real Spammer Please Stand Up!
If you have been using opt-in email marketing for sometime, I'm sure you might have got accused of spam at some point, even after doing everything right.Yes, I'm talking about people who actually agreed to receive your email, blaming you for sending unsolicited mail.
How To Use RSS Feeds In Your Marketing
It was Friday night. I finished reading a book about RSS feeds.
12 Reasons Why You Need A Blog
"Why Should I Blog? I Simply Don't Get It"This post on a popular discussion forum set me thinking - and I came up with 12 reasons you should blog.Read them and get started on your blog.
Blogging Communities Turn Faceless Strangers into Close Friends
I've been searching the Internet for blogging sites for a fair while now and recently I came across a whole blogging community, which has grabbed my interest greatly. It's called Joe User and it's a site that many bloggers all around the globe are partaking in.
A Blog Isnt Just For Christmas
I was watching the news on TV last night and there was a warning about buying puppies as Christmas presents. There's nothing worse than visiting the kennels in the new year and seeing all those unwanted dogs that were chosen as presents because they were so cute at the time.
RSS - A New Face of Online Marketing
Today we see the Internet as a global catalog of information, and the Internet thrives on information. But information, which is fresh and new, is more valuable than out dated content.
Tips for a Better RSS Feed
Like anything else, a little work can pay dividends. Well-written RSS feeds are more useful to readers and result in more website traffic for the publisher.
Use RSS Feeds to Improve Search Engine Optimization and Ranking
RSS is rapidly becoming a "must have" for a proper search engine optimization. But what exactly is RSS?RSS or Rich Site Syndication (or Really Simple Syndication, depending on who you ask) is a file format similar to XML, and is used by publishers to make their content available to others in a format that can be universally understood.
|Home | Main Site | Get and Start A Blog Today! | Site Map|
|© 2006 - 2013|