But I agree – I tried to for a while … but frankly it’s boring to write about whats going on around you. And most blogs I find are boring to read too.
I read an article somewhere recently that we’ve finally reached the blog “event horizon” and more blogs are discontinued every day than are being started now.
Blogging has become mainstream, commercial and corporate with advertising being the driving force and as such all the “cool people” are dropping it.
These days blgos are either 6 weeks old with no-one reading them … or 18 months old with no posts in the last month.
You can give it a trendy word … but blogging is still just reading the dull diary of a person who should get a real life.
You need, as with websites, real content that will interest people.
You need to involve others, to comment on your blogs, like a message board needs people. Monologue is boring.
Blogging is a very good vehicle for lots of things, but it takes self discipline to write regularly, and it takes real, interesting articles.
It is perfect for those who are not good at building websites, it’s much simpler and can get you just as far.
I am fairly new to blogging myself, and I went to Vegas for a lecture on blogs. I blogged about it here: http://www.gamesandcasino.com/casino-affiliates/news.php
This short blog is a good example of what works to attract comments and what doesn’t. The two entries that aroused interest are personal opinions.
Of course you have to know what you are talking about, but there is lots of room to talk about personal gambling experiences that will arouse interest.
I am not at all surprised at the big shake out in blogs. Talking about what you had for dinner last night is just boring to all but yourself. Creating an interesting and dynamic blog takes a lot more work than most people are willing to invest.
For example, I chose the blog format for my Wise Bettor website. The blog format makes it easy to add content, the content is SE friendly and it has everything I need.
The whole blog is a personal journal thing is old hat. It’s a good way to layout and organize content. Word Press is the best, in my opinion. Once you learn how it works, you can really customize it to create your own unique website–if that’s what you want.
Smart and successful business people everywhere are using blog software for their content rich websites.
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