Recent Blogging Trends

In fact, today I wanted to talk about emerging blogging trends in a bigger post but due to lack of time, I am just sharing my (draft) thoughts on the trends as well as certain facts about blogs. I would leave these bullet points to you to ponder over and I guess they are more or less self explanatory.

Facts and Trends in Blogging

#1 Most bloggers start new blogging ventures

#2 Blog flipping – Resulting from #1 and otherwise

#3 Multiple blogger blogs for more professionalism and to maintain frequency

#4 Micro blogging though at a low pace of growth

#5 Media blogging/commenting – Video blogs, podcasts, video commenting etc.

#6 20-80 principle – 20% effort on writing and 80% on talking about it (marketing)

#7 Magazine themes regardless of whether it is naturally good for reading

#8 Bloggers are insomniacs who spend 16-20 hours online

#9 If you don’t post daily, you are branded incompetent and not leading the great DotCom lifestyle!

#10 Content is King, Keyword is Queen and twitter (or Social Network) is ‘Pimp’

#11 Bloggers can become great consultants regardless of their skill levels

#12 Bloggers start ad networks thanks to 1000s of guaranteed publishers

#13 Blog contests and eBooks are part of winning (survival) formula

#14 125×125 banners and AdSense blocks are considered content

#15 Bloggers feel guilty if half a square inch of white space go un-monetized (is that a word?)

#16 You are considered a fool if you are not on self-hosted WordPress

#17 Bloggers are satelites of the Google planet and your PR # has more value than your School Grade

#18 Bloggers are geeks, at least they think so!

#19 Once you become rich and famous, you preach and others listen (and replying to comments is not your job)

#20 Bullet point blogging – An advanced form of microblogging – started only a few minutes back, right here :)

Please feel free to fill in #21 onwards… Right below this line starts your playground!

Comments

  1. @Yan, thanks for the compliment :) Yep, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get a moderator for all of us if comments are unmanageable… I hope so too that we get to such a level sometime 😀

  2. Ajith,

    First, I have to apologize that I didn’t read your blog for last two weeks.

    Second, I’m glad I did today. It’s never too late.

    In my opinion, this is post is extremely hilarious. I completely enjoyed reading it. You’ve given a knock-out punch to both “rookie” (#18) and “experienced” (#19) bloggers.

    Ramesh @ The Geek Stuff’s last blog post… Holiday Giveaway Winners for Learning Nagios 3.0 Book

  3. @Ramesh,
    Thanks for the compliments! The post is partly the reflection of self and the rest is the narration of what we get to see around! 😆

  4. sham :

    Most of the points you said are very much true..Loved reading this post…

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