In 2009 I wrote about why video blogging hasn’t taken off (at least, not at the scale of text-based blogging). The essence of the thread wasn’t to bash video. Just the opposite, video is an exciting and dynamic medium: if a picture says 1,000 words a video says 10,000. The thread simply shared some of the inherent limitations of video, such as:
As it’s nearly the end of the year, I thought I’d share a round-up of what you, the readers here, found most interesting. To give a little context: all posts on this blog were viewed in total more than 1,000,000 times this year. Following are the 10 most popular that were actually published in 2010.
Seven months ago I decided to start a country music blog. For most of my life I’ve enjoyed country music. It’s not that I set out to be a country fan, I actually like all kinds of music. I basically follow the line of thinking from Willie Nelson when he says there are only two kinds of music – good and bad. Today I wanted to share my story with you about ramping up the blog from scratch.
Some of you may have noticed that my blog has been experiencing minor downtime over the past few days. The good news is everything seems to be fixed now, and the reason I was able to get things up and running again quickly was due to having backup copies of everything.
Just part of what I do as a digital marketer is provide consulting to companies who blog in a mix of verticals – including medical technology, marketing, web applications, and recruiting. And I don’t think I’d be nearly as effective in my recommendations if I wasn’t also an active participant of the social web.
Many champion niche as the definitive factor for producing successful digital media. Nothing could be further from the truth. In a recent post at SmartBlog on social media, Jesse Stanchak shares a poll of his audience’s qualifying factors for “what makes a blog great.”