I just started a new blog on Tumblr! Not that I’ll be the next Phillip Torrone or anything, but I think it’s pretty safe to say I’m becoming a prolific blogger. I started blogging almost a year ago and was involved in video blogging a couple years before that. Actually, I started my account on Twitter before I started blogging on WordPress because my good friend, Tantek, helped me set up the account. Over the past year blogging I have learned about the bloggers conversations and why it’s important to engage in order to generate an audience. Breaking into blogging takes other bloggers linking to you and including you in their conversations. It takes getting to know bloggers in real life. Plus, if your content isn’t hot no one cares to talk about you or with you.
(Photo credit: Vertustech on the best photoshopped images)
Even hot people blog these days. I bet the two models above are bloggers.
Natali Portman video blogs! What more to Star Wars geeks want?
Here are some celebrities who blog: Serena Williams, David Beckham, Audrina Patridge, Lilly Allen and Emma Bunton.
Micro-blogging sites like Pownce, Jaiku and Twitter have generated more interest, from a larger and wider audience in blogging short and easy messages to their friends. I see models and actresses blogging all the time now. Blogging is all about engagement with your audience around relevant content. Weather you are on Twitter, WordPress or Tumblr finding blogs you like and commenting on them will engage the other bloggers in the conversations. You will find blogging about fresh and hot content will make others want to engage with you more.
I can’t believe I have been blogging daily for a year! Starting out I read a lot of tech bloggers whom I would interview at parties and events. It was incestuous because I only followed other bloggers in the San Francisco Bay Area on Twitter. Spreading out to WordPress from Twitter introduced me to a handful of blogs, on the fastest growing WordPress blog list, that I enjoy reading today. By joining a blogging platform you are also joining a community so it’s important to engage in comments on your own blog and on others blogs on your blogging platform.
Yesterday I joined the Tumblr community by setting up a new blog called Pop17. I have found it incredibly fast to publish. Conversations that take place between the bloggers on Tumblr make it like a cross between Twitter and WordPress. If you are on Tumblr and WordPress let me know what platform you like better in the comments. You can subscribe to the Tubmblr RSS too. Disclaimer: I’m not going to leave WordPress for Tumblr.
So far my twitter blog consists of a new company launch, fish experiments in outerspace, the Sony Ericsson’s new interface, and the best photoshopped images on Digg.
Blogs: give me more, more, more!