How is starting a blog today different from starting a blog 10 years ago?

Answer by Gautam Ghosh:

I started blogging 10 years ago. Here are some thoughts:

  1. There were very few bloggers then. We formed a cliquish community and used to read each other's blogs, comment on them and obsess over traffic stats. So getting readership today is much tougher.
  2. 10 years ago you could take a broad topic and start blogging on it. Today most niches are populated by many blogs, so finding a niche that you can "own" is very difficult
  3. Sharing blog posts with people who don't read blogs today is much easier – via Twitter and Facebook. 10 years ago friends and family did not really understand what "blogging" was.
  4. One thing that hasn't changed – is the passion you need to start and sustain a blog

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About Gautam

Gautam is a HR professional interested in how emerging technologies are impacting work, careers and organizations.

Posted on December 6, 2012, in blogging. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice blog! In sum I guess world has become more blogger friendly!

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