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On my mission to find new bloggers (for my New Blog Of The Week series), I use whatever means are available. I search the world wide web, I click on comment links, and I beg new bloggers to find me.
Just as I did when I began blogging, I’m again pounding my head against the wall (and, it’s not a pretty sight). Then, it was due my lack of technological/blogging knowledge, now, it’s due to the lack of what I consider the beginnings of a good blog.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are loads of great older blogs.
I’m talking about new blogs that are coming online. Granted, some have beautiful designs, amazing photographs, pages filled with ads and/or graphics, but…. little to no content.
So, for the second time in my life, I asked myself, and Wikipedia (which I believe is a reputable site) “what is a blog”?
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) are part of a wider network of social media.
When I started blogging, most of my inspiration came from three blogs and their authors. They are:
All of these blogs have wonderful content. They are filled with posts that inspire, teach, ask provoking questions, and are a joy to read.
So, did I learn from the wrong people? I don’t think so.
Is a blog, a blog, if it doesn’t have content? Apparently, based on the above definition.
Is a blog, a blog, if I can’t make any sense out of it? Maybe it makes sense to someone else.
Each week I walk away from my extensive search, saying to myself, are these a sampling of the millions of blogs that are going online every day? If it is, I have my work cut out for me.
Do you know of a new blog (1-4 months old), you would like to nominate for the “New Blog Of The Week”?
Do you prefer photo, art, music or podcasts, over content filled blogs?
Is it just me, or are others finding the same scenario?