Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why is Blogging So Popular?

It's estimated that there are over
31 million bloggers in the U.S. alone.
As of 2012, there are over 170 million blogs in the world. In 2013, there are estimated to be a total of about 141.6 million people who read blogs daily. This is a growing industry, with a booming market, and it's becoming more popular everyday.

Why is that?

What drives you to crank out another post, even when you've got many other things on your mind? What is it about a certain blog that has you coming back close to everyday? Each persons personal answer is different, but usually it can come down to a few things. You either love it and you are passionate about writing or reading, it's a pass time for you, or you're just interesting in the specific material the blog offers.

A blog is a website that is more personal. Blogging is a form of personal expression. Static webpages can over information and reader's delight, also, but a blog is something entirely different. A blog is reading the thoughts of the author, or connecting with the author on a regular basis. You can feel what they feel on a subject through the words they type and you can get their opinions. You become closer to the author in a way, because you get to see them change and see what is on their mind during certain time periods.

That's why I think blogging is a increasingly popular market. It's the relation, and the more first-hand experience you get as a reader. You know as a reader that the authors entire blog is dedicated to you, and without their loyal readers, they'd only be writing to themselves.

People open up new blogs everyday. Whether they live to see their first year or die in the first few days, people are interested in doing it at some point or another. Society is beginning to see the positive effects and wants to get it's inexperienced fingers on it. Yet, every famous blogger had a first post at some point. They weren't created superstars. They worked their way to the top of the ladder, and now it's someone else's turn for their shot in the limelight.

So whether you're a reader or a blogger, you know why blogging is a popular pass time or even career. As for others, they might soon find out.


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