Research Reveals Success Tactics of Top Bloggers: 11 Trends
Summary and Analysis
Bloggers Adapt and Innovate Constantly.
Bloggers rock because they devote their time to communicate their passions with the world. Bloggers are always adapting their content to satisfy the many pressures that push on them, from SEO tweaks to social media connections.
Orbit Media Studios conducted an in-depth survey of over 1,000 bloggers to understand this massive group of writers who adapt to demands from all directions and respond to ever changing technology and media. While the scope of the survey was large, Crestodina narrows the results down to 11 trends derived from the data collected.
The data is enlightening, and you can find detailed reports and graphs by following the links above. The read is worthwhile.
Adaptations in Blog and Content Creation.
I see value in researching, writing, and reading aside from monetary gain or a career. Life long learning is a virtue by itself, and the more people across the globe that can participate through blogging, the better.
As bloggers (and Google) move forward, we need to ensure that the internet is a free space, where all can participate in education and socializing. Human cultures with technology evolve so rapidly that it's hard to see and anticipate trends.
I predict that the trends are pushing blogging in a positive direction that will increase learning and access to information. I think the term will eventually fall out of use, however. Content creation describes what bloggers do more accurately than the clunky word blog.
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Darin L. Hammond