The future of blogs

Some of the common questions I encounter when I talk to friends and colleagues about blogging are … – Do you think there will be a consolidation of the blogosphere? – Aren’t there too many blogs out there on similar topics? – With more social media sites and micro blogging tools, doesn’t it make blogging redundant and pointless? – As young Bloggers grow older will they abandon their blogs as

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Do you judge a blog by the comments and number of conversations happening there?

I was having a corridor conversation with a colleague and the discussion centered around blogging. During the conversation he made a comment that struck a sensitive chord in me. He said “Nowadays everyone thinks or pretends to be a good blogger but if you go to their blogs, you will see zero comments on most of their posts”. Well that’s exactly the way my blog is, I thought to myself.

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Blogging Your Way Into a Business – New York Times

I found this post on New York Times ‘small business’ edition to be an interesting read. It has great examples of blogger’s who have stumbled upon opportunities by writing about their experiences and expertise with passion. Many approach blogging from the lure to make the fast buck but invisible is the effort, time investment and sheer talent that is needed to make it work. I myself sometimes struggle to come

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