A complete paradigm shift in editorial operations is required. Traditional editors will have to learn to collaborate with others and integrate expertise from multiple domains to a much greater extent than they ever have before. As much as I respect editors, this is a control issue. They need to get over it.
Guillaume Decugis, the CEO of Scoop.it: Blogging is challenged as a social connector and on content creation. But the appetite for expression has never been so strong. Morten Myrstad, creator and curator: Curation channels is increasing the distribution of blog posts, not the opposite! And first, the content that people are curating, have to be created.
The bottom line is that as content creators, we face more choices than ever in how we need to convey our stories. Consumers' preferences are more fickle than ever, so we need to prepare for their changing tastes while unraveling the Gordian Knot of how to engage them more fully.
Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of sites like Facebook and Twitter, they are losing their allure for many people — particularly the younger generation.
The prospect of Facebook becoming powerful enough to make a sort of parallel Web inside its own walled garden is no doubt fearful in some ways. Sure, the social-networking site is embedded increasingly deeply into people's lives, but relying on it for customer communications means subordinating a key part of a businesses' operations to a middleman that has shown no shortage of ambition.
Blogs are the optimal choice for your content marketing hub because they’re content chameleons combining the strength of social media with old-fashioned print-publishing functionality. The reality is that in today’s content-driven world, while you may view yourself as a marketer, you’re really a publisher.
Today, just about every site built on the web is built wholly or partially with blog software. The truth is, there never was a legitimate distinction between blog sites and web sites. They are one in the same. If you have a blog, you have a website.
A New York Times story says that blogging is on the decline, especially among young people, who are using social networks like Facebook instead. But blogging is arguably still growing rapidly. What’s really happening, is that what blogging represented even four or five years ago has evolved into much more of a continuum of publishing.
The reason we often have misguided theories (such as blogging being on life support) is that we confuse the medium with the message. In doing so, we often forget that the message is what’s important – not the medium that the message is delivered through
Like any profession, journalism separates itself from other fields of work through articulating how it is different. A similar, parallel, ideology is increasingly articulated by bloggers. Journalists argue that bloggers are not objective; bloggers counter by arguing that journalists are not transparent, and so on.
At Thursday's paidContent conference, Nick Denton in Gawker acknowledged that his numbers have in fact suffered due to the makeover, which abandoned the standard reverse-chronological scroll of blogs for a more traditional layout in which a single story dominates the homepage.
Cabana is essentially trying to be the WordPress of mobile app development. Just as WordPress and other simple blogging services made it easy to quickly create websites, Cabana is trying to make it easy to quickly create a mobile application if a designer has a good idea.
Although The Huffington Post does not pay those who volunteer to write blogs for it, this content represents only a small share of its traffic. And, to put it bluntly, many of those blog posts aren't worth very much.