Thursday, 16 February 2017
Just a little intro...
Hey everyone this is just a little introduction on what this is all about so first things first here is a little bit about me. I’m Shannen, I’m 19 years old and I’m a 2nd year student at NESCOL studying Advertising and PR. This blog is linked with my industrial investigation project and all of the research I will be looking into for the project itself. As weird as it may seem, This will actually be about other blogs.. So basically it’s a blog on blogs. Confusing I know but I swear it’ll all make sense soon enough.
I'll basically be chatting about what overall makes a blog successful. Is it the readers or is it the power from advertisements and sponsorships? From Perez Hilton to The Huffington Post, do we actually know what makes the most popular blogs in the world work in comparison to the ones who aren't doing so well and how does a blogger know they have become successful? Is it the power they’ve gained or just the satisfaction of having a lot of people interested? Obviously a blogger wants to have achieved a high readership and a high number of sponsorships or advertisements to make them feel like their blog is perfect but if the question is asked as to which one means more, the answer is more difficult to find so this will require research. Different blogs suit different people and everyone will compare them in their own way but there are always the strong blogs or the weak ones but what makes them like that? I wonder if anyone actually notices what makes a blog readable or what makes them skippable, obviously people have their own reasons but do advertisements make blogs annoying and make them less personal? This will be researched by myself and I will make sure to mention a list of blogs which I think are interesting along the way so you can give me your own verdict on those. This could maybe help out the people who are wanting to start writing their own blogs by giving them tips on what to avoid and what to do while publishing them.
I will upload information from the focus groups that I will be conducting to see what people have to say about what makes a blog work for them. I will also be observing some blog fans reading through different blogs to see what they think. Feel free to comment on any posts with thoughts or opinions, I’m more than happy to hear them. Also if anyone can comment a list of their favourite blogs or any other ideas, that could help me out loads!
Thanks for listening guys, watch this space to keep an eye out for future posts and please comment as much as you can!