The Cyberbrains

Research and contemplation in new media

Keeping up with the bloggers

Thinking in the sunI have a confession to make, and I’m not proud to do it. My wife is a better blogger than me. Yes, my wife, who writes about how she hates blogging, posts far more frequently than I ever had, even when I had to blog for a class. In fact, I think my wife is exposing me for what I am – a cold intellectual who can talk the talk but not walk the walk.OK, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but she has definitely taught me two lessons about blogging that both I and media professionals need to hear. First, blogs thrive on constantly updated content, whether it’s a short blurb about your kids or a breaking news item. Second, we are naive if we think blog writing and reading are exclusively the domain of the pseudo-intellectual, politically active news junkie. Just looking at the blogroll on my wife’s blog alone shows that average people are making and renewing lasting connections through frequent online posts.For newspapers to truly embrace their audiences online, they could learn a thing or two from the vibrant community to which my wife now belongs.  Continue reading

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August 3, 2008 Posted by | Hans Meyer | Leave a comment