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So whats so big about these blogs anyway?

Posted on 30 January 2008 by Russ

If you are new to the site, or are new to blogging in general, you may not know a whole lot about RSS and Blogs. That’s Ok, truthfully just a couple years ago I did not either. It took a couple of things to happen to launch what we now know as the “blogosphere

First of all there was XML and RSS two technologies that made it easy to do a couple of things. Simply put XML made website code more uniform and more search friendly to search engines like Google. RSS or (Rich Site Summary aka. Real Simple syndication) made it possible for a web page content, especially blog content to be picked up and “read” by many other programs like Google’s blog reader and Microsoft Outlook to name a few (there are thousands). This allows people, not just web designers, to make websites, that people can easily subscribe to and read as new content is published. This sparked a revolution of how information is delivered to end users.

Blogs today:

According to On July 31, 2006,
Technorati tracked its 50 millionth blog
The blogosphere is doubling about once every 6 and a half months
About 175,000 new weblogs are created each day
There are more than 2 blogs created each second of each day
about 1.6 Million postings per day, or about 18.6 posts per second.

And in 2005 the estimated number of blogs worldwide was over 60 Million! Today it is almost impossible to guess how many active blogs exist in the blogosphere.

What does all this mean to me? Well, first of all, it means if you don’t have a blog, you should! Not having a blog in todays business world is like not having business cards, a cell phone or a computer. In fact it’s worse in my opinion. considering that there are millions of people searching the internet every day that you are missing without a blog.

I use wordpress, as you can probabally gather if you view my portfolio, nearly all of the websites I am publishing today are built on this powerful platform. There are a varietly of other blog publishing services avaliable, many of them free. For more information about how to start a blog, or have one developed for you feel free to shoot me an email at russ <at> rfwebstudio <dot> com.

Happy Blogging!

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