Your Take: How Has Blogging Changed?I’ve been blogging for nearly ten years and a lot has changed over the years. When I first learned about blogging, most people were playing around with hosted platforms like Xanga. WordPress had just been created but very few people knew about it. MovableType was actually the most well known blogging platform at the time. You had Weblogs, Inc., started by Jason Calacanis, being founded in September 2003 and Nick Denton’s Gawker Media founded in January 2003. AOL would acquired Weblogs, Inc. in October 2005 for a cool $25 million (reportedly). In the years since, many many blogs have been acquired for seven figures and there’s no question that blogging has graduated from a small time concern to big business.
So much has changed though and the strategy you need to use today is much different than ten years ago (or even five years ago). I know a lot of you guys have been blogging just as long, and the vast majority have been at it for many years, so you’ve seen a lot of the changes as well. Before I put out my opinion, I’d like to hear what you guys think because on Monday, I’m going to put out a post answering this very question.
So, how has blogging changed over the last ten years? I’ve already scheduled my post, I’m eager to hear what you guys think!