WSJ via Business Blog Consulting:
My bet: Within a couple of years blogging will be a term thrown around loosely ?É¬¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Ç¨¬ù and sometimes inaccurately ?É¬¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Ç¨¬ù to describe a style and rhythm of writing, as well as the tools to publish that writing.
Already very true. The stupid Gallop poll these latest “blogs are dead, have hit their peak” stories have come from didn’t actually ask the people if they knew what a blog was, nor tracked what they viewed, where as other polls have found that heaps of people read blogs and yet dont realise they are reading blogs.
I’ve always been a big supporter of concepts such as “the blogosphere”, however in the bigger picture, blogs and blogging is already becoming irrelevant because blogs are going mainstream, and people often see them as just websites and visit them for the content….as they really should.
Of course, unlike that twit CEO over at WebProNews (hmmm, no threatening emails this week Rich, I feel left out!) blogs are not just websites (although of course they are websites), think of them as a supercharged website. The CMS behind blogs, and their general structure makes them different, and yet collectively they are all the same on the surface…in that they are websites. It’s a bit like saying Glenfidich is just another Scotch.