“Blogging”, lets learn some interesting facts about blogging.
The word “Blog” is a combination of web and log.
Blogging was thought to have started in the early nineties, by an American college student. Initially blogs were a platform that people used as an online diary. That has expanded now and there are some people who are able to make a living out of blogging as professional bloggers. It is thought that some professional bloggers have up to four blog sites.
This seems to make sense as it is thought that in 1999 there were about 23 blogs and know there are about 1.3 billion. WordPress and BlogSpot are the most popular blog sites with about 40% of people preferring WordPress.
Views can increase up to 94% with the use of images on your blog.
Most people read blogs in the morning between 7.00am and 10.00am
People are thought to have more trust, connection, and perceive the business as healthy and thriving if they have a blog.
Approximately a third of bloggers are mums with children under 18.
Over 80% of blogs are written in English.
Blogging has made such an impact on mainstream media, that they acknowledged that blogging and social media is changing the face of news. Richard Sambrook, the director of the BBC Global News Division, spoke at Oxford Social Media Convention, saying that, citizen journalism is something that needs to be taken into account. That this new media is delivered with transparency and that is what builds trust with consumers. He went on to say that news has to be delivered accurately and fairly and that consumers need reliable source of where the information has come from. Journalists are no longer gatekeepers of information but are having to share it in a public space.
Have fun blogging everyone.