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Blogging, to me, is two things: content and appearance. To most other bloggers, it means more. For instance, it means connection, discussion and perhaps even establishing a trade name or brand. And to bloggers with idealistic ideas, blogging is simply content.
Personally, I think that the latter is a extreme. Blogging is not all about content unless yours is a personal blog, and, if otherwise, you better have established a name before you start expecting any readers. This is because, as I have mentioned in an earlier post of mine, most visitors who have the potential to become your readers (let us just call them potential readers) turn away at the sight of a boring-looking weblog. Continue reading
The question as to whether bloggers are journalists is a much-debated and indeed over-blogged one. Try googling the phrase are bloggers journalists and you will quickly find that almost all of the results at the top have the same title and all lead to articles where an extensive examination is carried out on the topic. It makes no difference then, if I did the same. What I want to do instead is, in giving out my opinion, also comment on what I have read so far on the idea of bloggers as journalists.
One reason, perhaps, why the issue is on an all-time high at the moment is because of the Apple Asteroid, a yet-unreleased product which Apple Inc., claims is its trade secret. Continue reading