Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Blogging

So I got a microblog for your blog so that you can blog while you blog.

Blogging is the hottest and most accessible delivery system online today. But while blogging is the big daddy of getting your name out there, there is another, quicker way to accentuate  and publicize yourself even further: Twitter.

Especially for journalists, social media is picking up speed with its ability to get the basics across. According to a Pew Research study, 52% of Twitter users also get news on this network.

So we have  flow of events: printed publications must now shift to online modes due to money issues. Consolidation is key, and coupled with the boom of technology, social trends also demand this shift. The speed of information’s travel is increasing, along with society’s need to keep in touch. Therefore, the rise of the blog.

The complex relationships between bloggers and those that run websites are beginning to result in partnerships that are profitable for all involved.


Blogging for Writers, by Robin Houghton


2 thoughts on “Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Blogging

  1. rdomitz February 19, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    I have a tough time assimilating to this trend based on information algorithms. Basically my experience on social media has left me jaded to the news feeds they provide me. My friends interests on facebook for example are commonly not a reflection of my own, especially given the large friend quotas most social networking sites promote. So as a result I’ve been barraged with vapid listicles and How To’s about meeting the right girl or a sneezing panda. I love the influx of blogs in journalism, and I love how social media is facilitating individual marketing. But I feel like news feed algorithms on social media are hardly attuned enough to be considered a reliable feed of relevant information. Hopefully as the user interface is further developed, social media websites will be better at relaying individualized relevant information. As of now, I’m not a believer.


  2. alyssabrady February 21, 2015 / 4:34 am

    I had never considered twitter a microblog but that’s exactly what it is. Twitter allows people to send out a quick tweet (or mini blog post) or 140 characters or less. You can also post photos and videos, and have an avatar and a header to decorate your twitter page.
    Twitter is a great platform for journalists because it gives us the chance to get our work out there to the world. Social media could do nothing but benefit journalists and help us attract more readers. But is social media taking over news publications? Will blogs and social media soon be the only place where we can publish our work?
    I believe that the future of news reporting will be blogging. Blogging has become extremely popular in the 21st century and it us only becoming more of a success. News reporting companies are slowly starting to switch to blogging as part-time but with the fall of the newspaper and magazine, I believe the blog will take their place.


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