Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Has blogging peaked?

Mark Evans, a blog network exec, recently posted about the peaking of blogs. And Maggie Fox, who recently guest-blogged for me, corporately speaking, blogged about an article in the Atlantic Monthly about the hype and impending death of social media.

I find it interesting how easy it is for people to blog now. Seriously, join Facebook or Yahoo 360 or even MSN Spaces and you can just DO It.

And yet, I know first hand how hard it is to do well.

I'm not saying that I'm a great blogger. As bloggers go, I'm not exceptional. I don't follow some of the important rules. Like, my posts aren't exactly on-topic. I'm all over the place. But my goal is different from many other blogs. IE: I don't really have one. OK, I do. I want to talk about myself and things I'm interested in. Quite selfish. And I don't really expect to get traffic out of it and become famous. I do it because I like to write.

But aside from actually getting myself to write and be inpired in my writing, I do know how hard it is for OTHER people to write a good blog as well. It's what I do in my job every day. Edit blog posts. Coach people in how to make their blog posts better. It's a real knack.

I, like Mark Evans, would actually be quite satisfied if blogging is peaking and it coolness factor starts to wain. Because I don't think it will affect me. I just like to write. The end.

And I may feel less guilty when there's less that I feel obligated to read. (Sorry!)

1 comment:

maggiefox said...

Cathy, you have the best blog title EVER. And thanks for asking me over to MaRS - no comments, but some trackbacks, which was nice!