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Big Blogs, Small Blogs or Medium Blogs

September 9, 2007

I am trying to figure out which blogs are the best. I have categorized all blogs into 3 categories, big blogs, small blogs and medium blogs. All blogs start out small unless there is alot of opening hype. I have noticed that small blogs are more personal and usually offer a point of view on the topic being discussed, that’s something I like. Then there are medium blogs they’re close to big blogs but on a smaller topic and more or less personal than small blogs, they usually have been around for a year or more. Then there are the big blogs, ones like Engadget. Big blogs go straight to the news without much commentary and employ many different authors, Engadget a technical blog for example is a company more than a blog. They’re also own something like 20 smaller blogs that each have 3-4 employees and talk about something else. Each of the authors has their own style and that makes it hard for them to be personal. Many blogs aim at becoming a Big blogs like Engadget, but is it really the right way to go? Most small blogs that have the skills and determination quickly evolve into medium blogs with page ranks between 2 and 5. Then ones that stay small after a year usually die out. Most Medium blogs are written by one person, they are essentially a small blog with more skill and many more viewers. Medium Bloggers often own other medium blogs and blogging is their full time profession. Medium bloggers can make quite a bit of money just from ads. Big blogs make millions from ads, but the money is split between the employees and the owner of the blog. Small blogs usually don’t have ads, some Medium blogs don’t either. So the sweet spot seems to be the Medium blog, they make money and give opinions they also have many dedicated readers. Many of the medium blog owners are also programmers and in their time away from blogging operate websites that one day may be revolutionary new tools on the internet. Often small blogs and medium blogs express their opinion very vocally and even write about other blogs criticizingly or in agreement. Big blogs do nothing of the sort, they don’t want to alienate any readers, it’s all about image for them. Engadget isn’t too bad, but there are some blogs that are more like newspapers they don’t have an opinion and if they do they don’t tell you.

Written by Ian zablog.wordpress.com

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