With 2009 right around the corner, it’s really time to start blogging if you haven’t already.
One of the things I’ve noticed is how blogging is getting more and more mainstream. Blogs are starting up where I least expected it. I work in a couple industries and know friends that work in other industries. One trend we’ve been seeing recently is the proliferation of blogs in industries that didn’t use to have a lot of blogs.
In social media and blogging, the first mover advantage is very real especially with blogging becoming the norm. If you’re one of the first ones in your niche to start blogging, you’ll probably earn a great reputation within your industry.
Blogging has changed the tech and political landscape. It will only be a matter of time until blogging affects all the other industries.
Also, you might think, it’s only the younger crowd that really does social media, but if you look at many of the blogs out there, a lot of them are written by people over 30 years old. Also, a quick check into Facebook, MySpace, and even Twitter shows that many of the participants on those sites are also over 30 years old.
I believe in the next couple of years most online businesses will have blogs. Internet users are becoming more savvy. They are realizing that they can easily participate online instead of just consuming information. So, they’re creating blogs and joining social media sites. I think many online business owners are seeing this. They’re starting to realize that social media users are more likely to buy from companies that also join the social media movement.