The future of blogging?

I found this article very interesting as a blogger myself.

Clearly the type of blog the article talks about is way beyond anything most of us in the MMO blog world deal with in terms of traffic or money, but the underlying principle is still interesting, and the final point about blog authors getting together to form a ‘super blog’ of sorts has perhaps already happened in MMO land with Massively.

3 Responses to The future of blogging?

  1. nuyan says:

    Gees, didn’t know it was that big. The writers of Massively get paid as well I think, but have to write a certain number of posts a day for it. Can’t say I really like that.

    I’m not sure, but I think it’s comparable to the music scene in the past (and then particularly punk/indie), where many people always made fan-zines which are very comparable to blogs in my opinion and where some of this fan-zines grew very big and actually made some money, but it was also a bit too much of a niche.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if the big blogs like the one of Tobolds could actually get paid for a positive review of a MMO.

  2. krones says:

    I’m surprised we haven’t seen another KTR rise up. There’s Gamers with Jobs, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, but yea, they aren’t really MMO blogs per say, even if they do talk about it from time to time. As for the gargantuan blog networks getting a blog approved isn’t easy. If it wasn’t for the hard work and passion for games from the Leads and Producers at the Joystiq network, whom are responsible for all the game blogs on the Weblogs INC. Network there would be no Massively today. Some blogs make it on these networks, and others don’t. It is a business. If the traffic is there, so is the income potential. That goes for any blog, staffed by 20 writers or staffed by 1. :)

  3. swiftvoyager says:

    Awe, you’re not there on the a-list? Since you linked to it, I was half expecting to see you there.

    The social networking and politics that blog talked about already exists in the MMO sphere, and the MMO userbase is an extremely web-aware demographic. What seems unfortuanate is that there are such big gaps between the communities of all the different MMO. For example, Second Life blogs don’t mix often with WoW blogs, and neither of them like to mix with the Eve community.

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