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What Will Blogs Look Like In 5 Years?

I can’t help but wonder what blogging will look like in 5 years, blogs for the most part are static and becoming integrated with Social Media Tools. There’s only 1.7 Billion people on the net and over 235 Million Blogs out there. Projections clearly reflect that over the next 3 – 5 years 5 Billion people will be on the Internet. Will Blogging be the primary platform? I don’t think so, everything is going more and more mobile, on the go.

Will there be a place for blogs? Will there be a need to for content to be new and fresh multiple times a day? The money won’t be the content, it will be in the filtering and curation of content produced. More products or systems will be invented to manage all this data, data will be connected to data, there will be a huge need for filtering.

There is much to do, and it will be interesting to see how things scale as the rise in Internet users climbs to 5 Billion. How will it impact your business? How will it impact your blog? How will we rise above the noise we can’t rise above now? The answers are forth coming, but we haven’t figured them out yet. We better hurry, time is running short. Will this blog even show up on the radar screen, it barely does now! So many questions and so many unanswered. We spend hours a day working on our blogs thinking it will look and feel the same years down the road. But I can help but wonder, what will blogs look like in 5 years?

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7 Comments

  1. johnlusher on March 1, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Good post Owen! I think you are right, the next five years will bring many changes, all centered around mobility. Communicating via mobile means and standing out from the crowd will be paramount!

    John



  2. owengreaves on March 1, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Hi John, Yes, we must look beyond the Blog I'm afraid, being found on the go, finding ways to attract attention in a mobile world is the new challenge.



  3. Anonymous on March 2, 2010 at 1:23 AM

    Good post Owen! I think you are right, the next five years will bring many changes, all centered around mobility. Communicating via mobile means and standing out from the crowd will be paramount!

    John



    • owengreaves on March 2, 2010 at 3:28 AM

      Hi John, Yes, we must look beyond the Blog I’m afraid, being found on the go, finding ways to attract attention in a mobile world is the new challenge.



  4. Rob Cairns on March 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Great post Owen. Not only is mobility an issue on blogs but the way blogs are done will change. We are going to see more and more video blogs. They are easy to do live and every point and shoot camera now has a good enough lenses to do video blogging.

    Their will be also more live blogging from everything from sports events to news events. The blog will become more and more real and realtime.



  5. Rob Cairns on March 4, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    Great post Owen. Not only is mobility an issue on blogs but the way blogs are done will change. We are going to see more and more video blogs. They are easy to do live and every point and shoot camera now has a good enough lenses to do video blogging.

    Their will be also more live blogging from everything from sports events to news events. The blog will become more and more real and realtime.



  6. Rob Cairns on March 4, 2010 at 3:49 AM

    Great post Owen. Not only is mobility an issue on blogs but the way blogs are done will change. We are going to see more and more video blogs. They are easy to do live and every point and shoot camera now has a good enough lenses to do video blogging.

    Their will be also more live blogging from everything from sports events to news events. The blog will become more and more real and realtime.