The blogosphere has changed a lot in the two years that I have been posting here. Blogs used to be like online diaries for individual people to share their thoughts and observations. They still are, but the popularity and reach of blogging has not gone unnoticed. The big media guys and corporate PR machines are using blogs in a big way.
Individuals in the top 100? - In reviewing the list of the All-Time Top 100 Blogs on Techmeme I found just 7 blogs written by individuals. They are; Robert Scoble, Mathew Ingram, Steve Rubel, Fred Wilson, Allen Stern, Jason Calacanis, and me, Don Dodge. That's it.
The other 93 blogs are all associated with big media firms or corporations. Of course even the 7 of us individuals have day jobs at technology companies. But, we don't get paid to blog, in fact it is hard to find time before or after work to get a blog post in. Nights and weekends are my best times for blogging.
I can't argue with the Top 100 Blogs. They are all good. But, it points out how hard it is for readers to find you in a world of 50 million blogs.
How to get your blog noticed? Read this post for tips.