Off late we are seeing various entities asking this one question.
“Is blogging still alive?” or similar questions like “Is social media reducing the number of bloggers?”
Chip, had asked this question recently in its April 2011 issue. In this article Priyanka (who authored this article) has picked a lot of interesting points from different bloggers about their take on how they feel blogs are doing these days and how well is it doing amidst the rise in micro blogging.
Blogging is always here to live. I feel that asking this question is much like “Will emails live since we all stared using SMS and chat engines extensively?” As many of the bloggers have mentioned in the article, blogs are still popular form of self expression platform. It has actually come of age over these years and especially with the help of Social media. Social mediums are nothing but enhancing the blogs by increasing its visibility and making your network much more extensive. It has taken a while for a lot of people to understand that blogging is not here to replace print media. Paper backs are here to rule too! No doubt.
Having a profile on a social media platform is basically like leasing a small space on a real estate that is not yours! However a blog could be your own real estate on the web. The one can strip down and reconstruct it any which way you want. There is really no “Blogging VS Social media” as much as “Blogging and Social media”.
Like Anoop has mentioned in the article IndiBlogger is seeing a dip in number of blogs getting rejected as spam and a rise in the number of active bloggers. Beside the personal bloggers, which is the dominant category in India, more specific bloggers are on the rise. Movie Directors and politicians have started blogging regularly to keep in touch with their followers and fans. And their presence in Facebook and twitter is complementing their content on their blog. Before these social networking sites only search engines were doing the job of bring people to your blog. Now Facebook helps in that front and so does Twitter.
What am I going to do once I finish this post. Share it on Facebook and tweet about it too. So the point of killing or competition really does not exist. Blogging is here to stay and stay in Style. Big brands are investing in maintaining their blogs and reaching out to bloggers. And what do you know.. there are various apps and features coming up everyday to make blogging much more easier that it is today. So Blogging is really far from dead!
Indiblogger successfully conducted its 1st kingfisher blogger meet in 2010 last Sunday. There were about 100 bloggers and we also had people coming from Kingfisher as well. Thanks a lot for Kingfisher for being the king of good times and enhancing the experience. And also thank you Kyra for the venue and the hospitality. Right from checking the place out a day before to thalping thulping screw it… drinking a few left over beers after the meet, Kyra was really kind and gave us a great hospitality. The meet started with the video of the Hitler’s parody and then the usual 30 secs of fame. Then live and let comment got every one off their ass and we had created some chart papers for people to comment on.
Next session was open discussion and this was the kick ass part of the blogger meet. For the first time in all the blogger meets, people actually debated to make a point that they all are blogging for passion and money only comes next. Now this i when you say that the Indian blogosphere is evolving and getting more mature. Getting on par with rest of the leading blogging countries like US and UK. there were a few IPL videos as well showed as we had to conclude the blogger meet exactly at 6.00 due to next program was about to begin in the next 1 hour.
Post the meet, the Inditeam went upstairs and downed a few KF beers and did a quick roundup on how the day had unfolded. And we have to say that we can do this a million times and still never get bored of it. And that i only because of the ever evolving community and its support.
One again, thanks a lot KF, Kyra and most of all all the bloggers for making it a grand success again!
Ok, little flashback… Due to a few issues I had lately, I’ve been traveling to Chennai every other day and I really couldn’t focus on blogging. And in the meantime, my domain expired and I couldn’t get it back because it was too late. So Anwin had to buy it back for me. Thanks a lot Anwin for your charity
And now its back and I’m blogging again! So to all my fans who had been patiently waiting for posts from me, here they come.
Hi there people, From today I’ll be posting on this blog and not from www.drkarthik.blogspot anymore. Yes, I have got my own domain and henceforth will be posting from here. Need to make a lot of chanes to this site including the links format and the images etc. Will do that ASAP.
So cheers for 1 other great site! Everyone of you reading this, please celebrate by drinking a beer on my name or by smoking up. Which ever suits you!