In recent months I have read several times posts, tweets, etc …, in which it is affirmed or at least debated, about whether blogs have stopped making sense or not. All this is a consequence of the speed with which the Internet moves.To explain myself, I describe the phases of the evolution of the Internet that have directly affected the dead blog development of blogs :At first, the contents were generated by a few , and users were limited to consulting them (web 1.0).As part of the development of the Internet , blogs emerged , and users began to generate their own content.Web 2.0 is born : at this time we all “go crazy” and start using social networks , Twitter, etc …, and publish content on many sites. This means that we have to distribute our “ 2.0 time ” among more things, and therefore we publish less on our blogs .The fact that publishing less makes our blog no longer make sense, is joined by the fact that more and more comments on our own post are published outside of it (Twitter, Facebook, etc …).To summarize, the issues that have caused us to stop posting so frequently on our blogs are:Lack of time.We have multiplied our Bahrain Phone Number List activity, and we distribute the “time 2.0” between our blog, Twitter, etc.More and more, comments on our posts are published outside of it.As a consequence of the frenetic activity that we carry out on the Internet, initiatives such as :
FriendFeed , which allows us to have the things that we publish on our blog, social networks, etc. grouped together in one site … That is, we enter several sites, and what we publish on them is automatically published on FriendFeed.Posterous , it works in the opposite direction to FriendFeed. It allows us to publish from one site to several.These types of solutions are temporary remedies , and they also force us to trust third-party platforms. Which may have technical problems, not develop at the same speed as the Internet, disappear, etc …What is happening now?That new initiatives are emerging so that we can integrate our 2.0 activity in our blog . In this way we solve the three problems that we raised before:We will save time, so we can republish more frequently.Our 2.0 activity will be grouped in our blog (lifestream).The comments to our posts will be on our blog again.In addition, we get an extra benefit : we will enrich the contents of the blog with all those contents that we are publishing abroad. As a consequence, the traffic to our blog will increase .
These tools allow you to automatically integrate into your website the comments that are being produced on your posts outside of your blog, and also allow users to comment on your blog using your Twitter, Facebook, etc. users.If you want to know more about these initiatives, consult: De Phone Number , Echo or Intense Debate , or see the videos that I attach, or watching it on a website that already has it installed .How to install DisqusIn addition, there are two other options :Lifestream : It allows you to create a section within your blog with the same content you would have, for example , in FriendFeed (that is, your lifestream). You can see an example in this link . Sweetcron: Although, in my opinion, it is not the way, some may find it useful. Instead of integrating your 2.0 content on your blog, what it does is create a website with all this content. This is why I don’t like it too much, since I think it loses part of the strength that integrating both things gives you (blog and the rest of your activity on the Internet).