If that is what you thought you’d be reading about now, you are sadly mistaken. I’m using this blog to just write about whatever comes to mind currently. It’s better to not have a set format since most people can’t comprehend beyond the quick < 140 character Tweet or the one to maximum 3 line Facebook status update. In fact blogging has become more of a news service more than anything.
Witness the fact that small tech blog about ~6 years ago called TechCrunch was valued well over the price the person paid to start it. Had revenue positive before it hired it’s first writer outside of the creator/founder. Then ended up selling out to the big dogs (AOL), even though revenue was still strolling in.
Blogging is now more or less people who want to create a media empire. In fact Mike is trying to do it all over again with his new Uncrunched. Figures. But then again, maybe he just needs to write again. I’m sure it will evolve into something big once again. But if not, at least he can write what he wants, when he wants, and say whatever he feels like. That’s the beauty of blogging. When it comes down to it, the only ethics you need to follow is those that make you the person that you are. The wild west.
What does that say about the future of blogging? Well anyone can (and many have!) set up a blog. With Tumblr and WordPress being so easy, it’s a wonder why we don’t have more blogs. Well we probably have too many. Many just sit around (like this one) and gather dust.
Gathers dust until the owner of the blog (me), decides to just hammer out posts. Relevant or not, and whatever fits the fancy of the moment. All that and blogging in advance so that nothing really matches a time or date. It’s back to writing at will. Also dragging an image to the post from my Zemanta that doesn’t even make sense with this post. Cool, right?
- Can Arrington recreate TechCrunch? Because that’s exactly what he’s planning on doing… (thenextweb.com)
- TechCrunch broke the news – AOL’s official statement: “deciding” to move on (nextlevelofnews.com)
- Facebook Developer Quits Over iPad App Release Date (news.dice.com)
- TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington launches uncrunched, his new blog (nextlevelofnews.com)
- TechCrunch Redesign Review (xemion.com)