Lorelle ( of Lorelle on WordPress) has been blogging for a long time. Can you imagine the changes she’s seen through the years?
But, what about the rest of us? What changes might we see?
Let’s ask Lorelle to get out her crystal ball.
8.) You’ve been blogging for 15 years. Where do you think blogging will go next? What can bloggers expect?
I see so many things changing soon within the blogosphere, it’s hard to break them down into trends, fads, and actual forecasts. We could talk for hours on where I see blogging in the future. I see programs like Woopra changing how blogs and websites work with the instant interaction and live tracking.
I see social networking expanding into communities, which is long past due by my account, of like-minded individuals coming together to work on mutual interest projects, much like the forums from the days of CompuServe and usenets. Blogs will continue to be at the center of all of it, becoming our online business cards and resumes, the place we point people to for more information about us and our expertise.
I see blogs becoming more influential in the business world as people want to get back to the village, where everybody knows your name. Putting a human face on business, increasing corporate transparency and trust, will become very important and hold sway in the public relations success for the company. Unfortunately, it is still a challenge for companies to understand the importance company blogs have on the economy – word of mouth has evolved and it is the blog.
I also do not want to discount the personal blogger, the ones blogging about their daily lives. I equate these people to the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Thanks to them, the world will have a historical chronicle of our lives today, looking back thousands of years into the past. As a family history blogger, I sure wish my ancestors blogged – or at least preserved and passed down their diaries. My perception of my family history and the past would be so much different if they had preserved their thoughts for posterity. I honor the online journal bloggers very highly for helping to preserve our history now.
Lorelle said people want to “get back to the village”. Based on what you’re seeing in the world around you, do you find that to be true?
If you’re working for “the man”, does your company have a blog?
If so, do you read it?
Might there soon me a demand for corporate bloggers?
How will your words be construed 100 years from now? 200?
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