Blogging and the Road Ahead: What Next?
Blogging is still in its developmental stage. Several of us here at Concurring Opinions have been thinking about ideas to try out in the future. We want to make this the most interesting blog it can be. Are there any nifty things we should be trying out?
At a very general level, I believe that most blogs have one or more of the following elements:
1. Content — providing information and opinion.
2. Links— providing links to interesting stuff on the Internet; serving as a useful filter and resource for locating material to read.
3. Community — developing a community; fostering extensive discussion among readers.
Many blogs combine all of these elements, but each blog has a different balance between them. How is our balance here at Concurring Opinions?
Blogging is an experimental and dynamic medium of communication. It is also interactive. So that’s why we’re posing these questions to you. What do you recommend for the future of Concurring Opinions? Are there possibilities we should be exploring? And more generally, are there possibilities in blogging that aren’t being explored sufficiently in the blogosphere?