November 30, 2007
Blogs make money too!
As we propel through this cyber age, the emergence of different types of technology have often created different eras of hype. With blogging being such a prominent part of life for so many people and becoming the â€śthingâ€? of this era, it is only reasonable to imagine all the business behind the using and creation of blogs.
With business blogs, corporations are able to market themselves in an economic way, while the potential audience could reach up to hundreds of millions. A successful business blog not only advertises products or services of the corporation, it also draws the audience closer to the company, creating a special type of bond that might not be achieved by other means. This could only mean more to corporations that has a targeted audience of teenagers, which takes up a hefty portion of bloggers.
While corporations might find blogs to be an efficient marketing tools, makers of public blog space had also turned their websites into money making tools. Take Xanga for example. This public blog space provides basic features of blogging to their basic users, while their â€śpremium usersâ€? (ranging from a fee of $4 to $100 depending on the length), would have access to more features such as higher bandwidth for videos and pictures.
But there are much more than just these. No longer do the earning oppurtunites only lie with these blog space makers, but in the blogger themselves.
Darren Rowse explains different methods of making money by blogging.
He also share his personal experience at another entry.
So for those blogging lovers out there, maybe it is time to turn this hobby into an earning machine!
November 29, 2007
The blogosphere, the totality of the universe, is extremely powerful. The term is derived from "logosphere" in Greek, meaning the world of words and the universe of discourse.
There are two kinds of blogs: personal blogs and business blogs. Personal blogs are a mixture of a personal diary, opinion posts and research links, while business blogs are a corporate tool for communicating with customers or employees to share news and information.
Sandhill Trek has put together a list of why people blog.
http://sandhill.typepad.com/sandhill_trek/2004/11/why_do_you_blog.htmlThe blog is much more than just a media for people to convey their messages. It allows readers to leave comments and feedback, in other words, it allows a direct interaction among the blogger and the readers. That's why blog is so powerful.
Blogs are not only tied to words. Features such as uploading photos and video enable bloggers to enrich their contents.
Why Blog? Because people can tell the world what they think in one go.
November 15, 2007
My topic for the mBlog assignment
*The BLOG on Blogs*
As a woman, I am always quite indecisive. It took me about a month to decide on the topic of my mBlog. So for the last month, I have been searching for something inspiring on the RSS reader, Delicious for people's bookmarks. I thought of writting about books, sports, food and life (aka philosophy).
Fortunately in the last BIT class, I was inspired by you guys! Mark was saying, "It's great to see most of you have started your blog, but for some people, you got to start!" So I went to see what my dear fellow classmates have blogged. I must say that I was deeply ashamed to look at their well written and presented blog entries.
and then the light bulb lit up!
I am dedicating my assignment on BLOG itself!
So here I am, writting about blogs. I will try my very best to not be boring and present you new perspectives about blogging or what is interesting about certain blogs. Hope you will enjoy reading my blog(that is you, my grader!)