People have different kinds of interests and expertise. From this statement alone, you can understand that blogging is not something can be stereotyped as one specific item. Different people blog about different things. The diversity is endless. However, you can mainly group blogs as part of these general categories:
A big chunk of the blogging population keep online journals to write about their everyday lives. A public diary, if you’d like to call it that. Personal blogs give its users the freedom to express their thoughts and tell the blogosphere of their day and still have the option to maintain anonymity.
These are blogs dedicated to one topic and one topic only – politics. Political blogs tend to air the blog owners views and comments about news and recent events, sharing a more detailed observation on issues that the blog owner feels has been glossed over by mainstream media and its hype.
Often being used to give the company and the organization a face and a voice, business blogs are a less formal way that business organizations use to reach out to their patrons> This can also serve as an effective tool in building a community of people who belong in the same specializations and creating their own respective profiles in the process.
Mainstream media blogs
Commonly used by professionals in the media – news papers, tv networks, and radio stations – mainstream media blogs are used to provide the readers with more insightful details regarding the things we read, watch, and hear about from the various forms of media. Although these mainstream media blogs are usually hosted by their companies, there are some personal blogs that focus more on the writers professional interests, therefore making it fall under the mainstream media blog category.
‘Almost media’ blogs
These are the kinds of blogs that can qualify as a business on its own. It takes on advertising and employs bloggers to maintain it full-time. ‘Almost media’ blogs are newbie companies that takes full advantage of newly released blogging technologies and using that opportunity to create a community and draw readership based on new or niche-related information. ‘Almost media’ sites can often be seen posting entries about the latest in technology and media industries, as well as commenting on it.
If you’re interested in meeting people over the Internet, blogging is one sure fire way to do that. It doesn’t matter whatever category your blog may fall under, because you’re sure to find people who’ll take interest and take the time to read your journal entry.
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