Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The State of the Blogosphere

Found this interesting article by Trevin Wax on The State of the Blogosphere (or at least the Christian blogosphere). He lists five trends among bloggers and their readers.
#1. The Slow Death of a Large Number of Blogs...
#2. The Turn to Other Social Media for Connection...
#3. The Solidifying Reading Patterns of Blog Readers
#4. The Difficulty of Beginning a Successful Blog without an Already-Existing Platform...
#5. The Building of Blog Congregations at the Expense of Blog Conversation...
He then concludes:
Where to Now? Where will blogging go in the 2010’s? I’m not sure. I suspect that the initial stage of the blog wave is over. What we are seeing now is the maturation of the blogosphere, as blogging continues to take on characteristics of traditional media, while leaving the door cracked open for newcomers to make their voices heard.
Follow the link for more explanation and details. If you are either a blogger or an avid reader of blogs, it will be worth your while.