To Blogging and Beyond

In moving my thoughts forward from HERE! HERE! PICK ME!, I had an epiphany today, in a strange place that doesn’t pertain to this situation, on ideas that might happen for the future of blogging. Something is going to change on the ideas or laws pertaining using social media to weed out or to find out about an applicant for a job, whether that be a hirer using facebook, twitter, tumblr, or even blog posts in general. Yes, the poster of their thoughts is sharing their brain functions and feelings to the world, but something, somewhere to somebody is going to get their pants in a bunch and demand a court case, like the one that happened at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN. A student expressed his feelings, got his foot in his mouth, was then kicked out of school on terms that he was expelled. No reason was given, he is now suing. Colleges and universities will probably be putting rules in their conduct that will pertain to this.

I also think that blogging will develop and morph with the times. Blogging originally developed partially out of journals or diaries that people decided to put online for the world to see. They also started out of an online conversation that just blew up into blogging. People of the same interests, talking about things that interest them, similar to the concept of a book club.

So to lay it out:

Common Blogs= WordPress, Twitter, ReadIt, LiveJournal, Blogger, SquareSpace, Posterous

Diary/Journal + Technology= LiveJournal, Blogger, etc.


Coffee Shops, Book Clubs, Topics on an idea + Technology + Other people who care what you are talking about = WordPress, ReadIt, Imgur, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter

So what does this tell you?

WordPress, Twitter, ReadIt, LiveJournal, Blogger, SquareSpace, Posterous = Coffee Shops, Book Clubs, Topics on an idea +  Other people who care what you are talking about + Diary/Journal + 2(Technology) And what is our most common variable? Technology, and since technology isn’t going anywhere, blogging is only going to rise in ease of access to adapt with the 98% usage of technology in our daily life. Kind of like the shift that education has made with technology and their daily useAlso journalism and journalist will probably be the biggest bloggers soon, and soon papers will probably cease to exist due to, again, technology. Technology is taking over the world, run for your life, where  you are going to hide from technology is beyond my thinking ability, big brother is everywhere!

I also found that due to the typical short attention span of today’s generation, blogging has been shown to decline over the years in ‘them youngsters’. So, blogging will probably make a rebirth, and revamp (sorry, bad link joke…) itself for the daily goldfish.

So, using my strength, connectedness and conglomerating my thoughts on this topic, everything happens for a reason and everything is connected , I am just here for the view, but it is sometimes nice to look into my crystal ball and see fog; we can analyze every word to possibly learn something, but what if we look too deep? Sometimes a tree is just a tree. But in this case, we may never know, but we can guess, and that person that guesses right is freaking Professor Trelawney.

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8 thoughts on “To Blogging and Beyond

  1. […] sight of blogging on topics that aren’t necessarily uninteresting, but they are getting old, I’m like the goldfish, I need something to keep me interested.  I did however, find this week’s readings rather […]

  2. […] also liked Joe’s post on BLOGGING AND BEYOND. There was a lot of research put into his post and I enjoyed his “link jokes” as well. […]

  3. […] Third on the list would be Joe’s interesting link-jobs in his digital artifact: […]

  4. […] second blog I really enjoyed was Joe’s about Blogging and Beyond. He had the same idea that I did in my blog. We both discussed the fact that people are starting to […]

  5. […] made an interesting point about how a recent decline in blogging may be the result of the rise of condensed media or […]

  6. […] This post by Joe S. was able to connect the past with the present to make guesses at where blogging could go in the future. Lots of links to outside resources shows the amount of research put into this post. I like how Joe connects the future of blogs with technology and it depends on where technology goes to see how it shapes the uses of blogs. Along with humorous gifs that keep the reader reading. […]

  7. […] To Blogging and Beyond: Comic and Link-happy — Beyond the subject matter, take notice of the massive amount of links. This brings attention to your own blog, as well as backs up the material. Also, there is a comic undertone to nearly every sentence, which lightens the mood and relaxes the reader. […]

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