What kind of changes would that be in the next couple of years? For better or worse? I'm inclined to believe that the blogosphere is changing for the better. So why am I feeling laid-back and not planning to go with the new flow?
Yes, let me admit: On the surface I need to cut down on my blogging activities. I need time space to tackle other web projects that's trying to break out of my brain cells. Of course, I'll still be hanging around but not so active as before.
Two years ago it seemed like the so-called A-list bloggers were calling all the shots in the areas of making money and attracting a horde of admirers. Roughly by the middle of last year you started to see the emergence of a new breed of bloggers who are not so easily drawn in by the aura of A-listers.
Since the great Google PageRank slapfest, people are responding to a new "wake-up" call. It is as if the majority are no longer blogging like drones.
There's a perception that the new breed of bloggers are making their presence felt. They appeared to be better "educated" in the ways of the blogging world, not easily taken in by sweet talk, gimmicks, advisory rehash and "eye-candy" blog design.
And some of the more knowledgeable ones are not shy to help other less gifted bloggers to learn the art of blogging and how to make some online income. If we continue to see signs of greater blogging awareness and savvy among bloggers, then it should augur well for the future of blogging.
Hopefully, we'll see the memes and mimics recede into the mist of blogosphere. And much, much less of clique bloggers. I guess I'm now looking at blogging from a new perspective. Whatever I perceive right now may turn out to be true or false.
Well, it could be just my intuition about the development of things, but it isn't anything that I would lose sleep on. Firstly, I still think of myself as a part-time blogger. Not a problogger. I like to blog but not like a crazed one.
Hey man , I'm cool! If I do make some dough blogging, that's fine with me. If I don't, that's fine with me, too. And I don't see myself getting involved in the popularity stake.
If you find this blog a good read, thanks for the appreciation and you're always welcome. I understand we all can't be the same in mind, body and soul. Sometimes you can do too much and yet achieve little for the efforts.
Maybe you have gone about it the wrong way. Sometimes you don't need to do that much and still your blog continues to get traffic but make sure you do post some good articles now and then.
That's to let people know you are still alive and kicking! You don't have to take my word for it. Once you get around to reading other blogs you can make your own judgmental decision which are the good blogs to follow and skip the rest if they are just noise and fluff.
Over and above, you need to do your own research, acquire know-how and develop your own skills to face the challenge. I would not advise the newbies to follow my laid-back approach to blogging.
Not yet. When you are starting out as a fresh blogger, you need to keep your blog engine running with regular posts especially with your personal blog until you have achieved a decent search engine pagerank and traffic. If you go the niche blog way, you can maintain a more casual pace and even create a few more blogs to boot.
I won't go into details here because so much has been written elsewhere about the pros and cons of niche blogs, social blogs and others. So are you prepared to work towards the next level of blogging?