Generally blogs fall in one of these categories or mix of these. The following image can help understand that:
See and guess in which segment our blog falls?
[Both personal and professional topics are equally popular. Forty percent of bloggers consider their blogging topics outside of these categories. “Other” blog topics include: 2008 election, alternative energy, art, beauty, blogging, comics, communication, cooking/food, crafts, design, environment, internet/Web 2.0, Jamaica, and media/journalism.
Three-quarters of bloggers cover three or more topics. The average number of topics blogged about is five.
There were some global differences. Music is more popular and politics is less popular in Asia, while personal, lifestyle, and religious topics are less popular in Europe.] From Technorati's Report
Some of the reasons why people should blog are: (and it holds tru for pakistani bloggers too)
- Self expression and sharing expertise are the top reasons for blogging
- Personal satisfaction is the key success metric for three out of four bloggers
- Most Professional and Corporate Bloggers have benefited professionally
You can take complete view of the reasons with charts to get more on this in the report.
One in four bloggers spends ten hours or more blogging each week. The most influential bloggers are even more prolific.
Over half of the Technorati top authority (http://support.technorati.com/faq/topic/71) bloggers post five or more times per day, and they are twice as likely to tag their blog posts compared to other bloggers.
Can someone among you help me explain what does this term means? You can take a look at the given link first.
On future of blogging the report says...
“There will be more blogs used in education, particularly among K-12 students and teachers. Bookmarks will merge with blogs for those of us who use our blogs as note-pads or filing cabinets. Blog archives will be viewed as a rich source of cultural history. Blogs will be a means for more collaborative team work. People will expect businesses, media, and print organizations, even government organizations, to have some form of blog, in order to promote communication. Blogging will also help to provide insight to businesses about their consumers.”
“Although today's form of blogging is a volunatary form of self-expression, in the future our experiences, actions, locations, and preferecnes will be auto-recorded directly to the web.”
“The future of blogging will be an auto-synching of our lives directly to the web —often a quiet recording in the background”
Senior Analyst, Social Computing
[already quoted in one of my comments on blogosphere post]
Hope this would have helped understand the nature of blogosphere further especially to those who did not take a look at the technorati report on the state of blogoshoere 2008.