April 25, 2008

Hard to Break Into Blogging??

Megan asks:

Will it become as hard to break into blogging as it is to break into print?
But she doesn't say exactly what she means by "break into blogging."

I suspect that her unstated criteria is some variant of the "high traffick blogs" or "paid to blog" folks that she talks about earlier in her post and, yes, the higher you raise those bars the harder it will be for someone to "break into blogging."

On a more literal level Wordpress.com or Blogger, amongst others, are trivially easy to get started with. So my answer to her is that it will for a long time to come remain much easier to break into blogging than into print. Getting read is another issue.

Posted by Steve on April 25, 2008

No one will read this comment.

Posted by Walter at April 25, 2008 8:17 PM

Hi Walter,

Ss this another criteria...no one reads comments at your site therefore you are not a blogger?

Posted by Steve at April 25, 2008 9:38 PM

I take it you've seen my site stats!

Posted by Walter at April 26, 2008 8:41 AM

Ah, there is a neat technological solution. Within the last few days with Wordpress there is an automatically generated "Possibly related blogs". I suspect it operates on keywords. This facility connects me with others, with whom I may not agree, but who are interested in the same subjects.

I am committed to responding to comments within reason, and I find them very challenging, so I am pleased that they are few in my case.

Posted by wmmbb at April 27, 2008 11:04 PM

Regrading the unannounced new Wordpress feature, among the angst here are instructions for disabling it.

Posted by wmmbb at April 28, 2008 7:11 AM
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