To Blog Or Not To Blog – A Layman’s View

If you’re over 20 years old, you probably think this is some crazy sci-fi phenomenon, or I’ve simply lost my mind. Don’t fret, the vast majority of people don’t know what a blog is all about and more importantly, why it matters to them.

If you’re under 20 you can stop reading because you probably know all about blogs, and the value they have in sharing information. You’ve been trading game-breaking codes myenvoyair, South Park clips, and jokes through blogs for months now or maybe even years.

In a recent article, Johnson Ong quips “I have a blog. Doesn’t everyone? You mean you don’t? How uncool are you? According to Merriam-Webster, ‘blog’ was the word of the year last year. Not having your own blog is like not having your own Gmail account. What? You don’t have Gmail either Techlightzone? My God, what are you? A caveman!”

Over or under, cool or uncool, I want to address blogs from a business standpoint, and the tremendous value they can deliver to business worldnewupdates. There are several reasons that developing a blog is a tremendous strategy for any business.

Being able to blog about the news as it happens excites bloggers to no end. The technology has them all giddy about the concept. Blogs being on the internet makes it possible to bring the news more current than the old traditional ways of written word like the newspaper and in some cases TV. Now as always you will have people agreeing and disagreeing that this is a good thing.

One of these cases where the news appeared on a blog before the other media was in July of 2005 when London was struck by terrorism. There were several people evacuated from a subway car near an explosion and a man with his cell phone was taking photos and they were posted online shortly after. Details of the disaster began showing up on the internet in blogs and people across the globe was able to read and see what had happened that day in London on these blogs.

Some people think that it is more personal to them when the story comes to them through the eyes of the blogger. To them this has the makings of a new next step in reporting the news. Many of the new bloggers today who are the crusaders of this movement towards this new way of getting the news out there sort of speak feels like this is the right thing to do. They believe that the news should be free to report by the people that see it.

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