Blogging: The new obsession Why have we become obsessed with blogs?
Dlisted is a blogging site which was created in 2003.Michael K, the creator, blogs about celebrities using crude humour to engage his audiences. The site is aimed at who will not find the material offensive. It has over a million views a day!
So what is a blog? A blog is a personal diary which you can update daily . It can be about anything as there are no rules. A blog is basically your own website where you can write or post pictures and videos. Underneath posts, viewers can comment or email the blogger if they want to share a opinion or have anything questions etc. Blogs have shaped the web, shaken up topics and have allowed millions of people to voice opinions and connect with others all by pushing a few keys.
Different types of blogs Personal blogs Some people like to blog about experiences, events, themselves or even to whinge. Corporate or business Most companies use blogs for communication around the work place. Genre and topics Anything Media type Videos , pictures etc
Why are we obsessed? In today’s society we have become obsessed with what other people are up to and what they like. Whether it’s a celebrity, friend, stranger or relative. Reading a blog is basically reading someone’s diary depending on the content.
Why do we read blogs? To keep up to date with what’s happening Keep up to date with someone’s personal life, whether it is a celebrity, friend or a stranger Find information Curious to know other opinions Entertaining A way to pass time
Why do WE Blog? Express how we feel To promote certain things Reveal or Pass on information Blogs can be kept as: An online diary An editorial A story An update Or Absolutely anything!
Advantages Easy access Easy way to have your own website Easy to create and maintain It’s free! Find latest information Updated very regularly
Disadvantages Can pass on rumours or fake information Can cause drama/ disagreement Can be offensive or innapropriate May reveal unwanted information Can contain spoilers Because a blog is so easy to set up you have to be careful what you write. It can also create a reputation
“You know, I'm going to let the name go and let it scurry out the school yard” Sourced from dlisted on 17/10/10
Promoting the site Dlisted gets viewers involved: With competitions Having them submit what they have seen, favourite quotes or latest information By Allowing comments and discussion Available to share with popular sites like twitter, facebook and myspace.