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An article I found mentioned that only 75 Australians are in the Technorati top 25,000 (Gavin and I some of those 75) but that seemed to make the journalist (and Ross Dawson) believe that the current state of blogging is some cause for concern.
Since when did blogging become a competitive sport????
I’m a believer that the invention and spread of the tool I use to share my thoughts may just have the same kind of impact that the invention of the printing press had. Good old Wikipedia has this to say:
“The printing press’s ability to quickly and uniformly disseminate knowledge aided in the propagation of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses and other works of the Protestant Reformation, the European rediscovery of the Greek and Roman Classics that helped stimulate the Renaissance, the decline of Latin and the ascent of the various vernaculars, and the development of scientific journals and their specialist vocabulary, or jargon. The level of importance of the printing press is rivaled by few other inventions, so much so that “the invention of the printing press” is often used as a reference to the social, political, and scientific change experienced by Europe after the press’s introduction.”
Something that’s rattling around in my head about the difference is that you no longer need to pay for the means of production to publish content- all you need is access.
That access is not universally available, of course, but once you get there there’s a pretty unique spirit of sharing.
An example is Ryan Caldwell, who has kindly put forward this week 10 Articles All Bloggers Should Read (at least once)
- How to Write Magnetic Headlines
- How Can 10 Simple Articles Change Your Life?
- Scannable Content
- 10 Killer Post Ideas
- 7 Steps to Being Recognized as an Expert
- Converting One off Visitors to your Blog into Regular Readers
- 5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post With a Bang
- The Art of Linkbaiting
- Before You Begin Blogging: A few things you should know
- 5 Surefire Steps To Increase Readership 300% (or more)
I have been called an evangelist by David Armano which probably isn’t too far off the mark. I am a champion of content creation, the public publishing environment of blogs, and the community that I have found by joining in. While I have been guilty of checking my Technorati ranking and felt sheepishly disappointed when that started to slip as the “Z-List” effect started to wear off, the benefits I have gained have come not from competing with others, but contributing.
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