Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blogging, the ultimate limitless publishing marvel

As an anonymous author once said, "A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list".

Welcome to the world of blogs, where anyone can say and show anything, and also can publish it through a media that makes the content visible to anyone with an Internet connection, eliminating the geographic frontiers and many others.

Blogs are, definitely, a precious opportunity for anyone who wants to say or show something of their own or regarding the business they work in. Of course, as anything else, blogs can be used by people who have really interesting contents to share with others, as well as by people that just want to satisfy their own needs or tastes.

But that shouldn't be a problem, since blogs belong to a communication era in which personalized contents are the ones that lead the trends, and that means each person has the absolute freedom and capacity of looking for what they want, choosing what they liked the most and then discarding what they weren't interested in.

Therefore, blogs constitute an invaluable tool and opportunity for citizens that, in today's world, don't need to be celebrities or work for the mass media in order to have a website and share their stories, opinions and ideas on it.

Furthermore, today almost anyone with an Internet connection is able to create their own website, design it as they desire, update it whenever they feel like and publish any kinds of contents, whether they are personal stuff as pictures, videos and thoughts, or they are work related and intend to offer products, services or simply share somebody's expertise.

Communicating freely

Blogs are free spaces where people can actually express anything they feel like. The multimedia tools create a very wide range of possibilities for people to create and publish contents in very original and attractive ways that, step by step, begin to capture a specific audience for each blog.

And there's where the fun and interesting part starts; the blog becomes a constant conversation between the owner and the readers, who, most of the times, actively use the interactive tools to share their opinions and communicate with the other users.

A blog is also an alternative of journalism for those journalists who feel their job's not inside a big media office, but think they can do it independently and want to write with more freedom, and to do it from their own voice and view, and with their own name.

Journalistic blogs become then an alternative for the people that want to be informed through more independent, and maybe more creative, voices, where they can also select a determined number of websites of specific subjects they're interested in and they like.

Obviously, at this point, it becomes essential that people learn how to wisely select what they read and how to decide if a specific source is reliable and serious (if it's a serious subject they're looking for).

So, today, writers, poets, photographers, designers, etc., have more opportunities and no excuse to say they haven't been able to publish their work. A blog can be easily created and shared, and it takes, mostly, quality contents for it to reach the first levels of success (being patient is essential), which may lead to greater goals and become a dream came true.

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