The Future of Blogging

The Internet is the CB Radio of the 90s.” – an unnamed ABC executive.

My wife came home from her Bookstore in 1997 and said, “I’m going to sell books on the internet.”

To which I replied, “Yeah, good luck with that. Nobody’s going to buy anything on the internet, it’s just hype like those cable shopping networks in the 80s.”

I rarely thought positive in those days. I was dark. But I was a completely different person back then. (Quote – Mickey Knox – NBK – my favorite movie in ’97)

Obviously, I was wrong – dead wrong.

My wife saw the opportunity before most of the people near her. The first place she sold books was on ABE and Bibliofind. Here’s a history of these book sites. The book business has evolved and she is evolving with it.

There is still endless opportunity on the internet. Blogging is one opportunity that will remain an opportunity for anyone that is creative and inspired enough to make it work for them. But it is evolving too.

Blogging is just a new buzzword for an old profession. My favorite part of the old school print media is the columnist. I love a good columnist and I love a good blogger. To me they are nearly synonymous.

Column from

5.a regular feature or series of articles in a newspaper, magazine, or the like, usually having a readily identifiable heading and the byline of the writer or editor, that reports or comments upon a particular field of interest, as politics, theater, or etiquette, or which may contain letters from readers, answers to readers’ queries, etc.

Blogging won’t die like roller disco, it will evolve like rock and roll.

As long as people have valuable original thoughts to write and the barriers to publishing those thoughts remain low, people will write and people will read.

This post has been submitted to the the Problogger Group Writing Project.

27 thoughts on “The Future of Blogging”

  1. “There is still endless opportunity on the internet.”

    This is what I love about the internet, and blogging, and all the other great new applications of technology that seem to pop up daily. My biggest problem is picking just one opportunity to focus on!

  2. I think you are right, the internet will just continue to grow and create opportunity and I’m so excited to see what will happen in 2007!! We also participated in this project, stop on by if you get a chance!

  3. Blogs will continue to grow and adapt, so will those looking to use them for what ever purposes. One of the big new areas with all the high bandwidth has to be video so maybe less Blogs more Vlogs?
    Like many commenting I also posted an entry for the group writing competition here on my predictions for blogging next year

  4. Blogging is very new to me. I was inspired to start one by this blog, actually. Just in the short time that I have been blogging, It has already evolved. Always to something more manageable… perhaps even better…

    I love the rock n’ roll quote! Can I use that?

  5. MoirSolace,

    I’m glad you are inspired to write. Keep putting your thoughts and ideas out into the universe.

    Yeah man, sure, you can use my quote.

  6. What I love about the internet is that it adds more life to all people. With the vast amounts of free information available there will be a day it can no longer be surpressed by those that seek to keep their people down.

    Hopefully as bloggers we are a great contributor to that!

  7. Great connection. It hadn’t occurred to me before but bloggers really are opinion columnists. I also agree blogging will continue to grow. Most people haven’t even caught on and started reading them yet.

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