Blogging Community

21 Aug

According to Kinkeldei B. (2007), blog communities have different definitions. Sometimes, blogging communities are people who has share a same blogging policy. Other than that, it is used to describe group blogs to people who do not own an individual’s blog.

According to Holman K. (2011), we must try to create a blog community. Blogging is more than writing and publishing but instead it helps people to join together in one voice. Firstly, blog can be created by reaching out to professional bloggers because they can help to build a strong connection between bloggers. Then, you can create a community by responding to them in the blog’s comment section. If you find an interesting post, you should write a post to respond to that post. Lastly, you can create a blogging community by creating a local blogger meet-up.

Figure 1: Blogging Community 

 According to White N. (2006) there are three types of blogging community.

 

Figure 2: Single Blogger Centric Community 

In Single Blogger Centric community, the blogger have to power to remove certain comment and censor to reader and they are the one that can create a topic. For example, the Stephen Downes website.

 

Figure 3: Central Topic Community 

Central topic community is a network formation. It occurs between blogs that share a similar interest of topic. The border of the network is the blend of subject matter and the community. For example, the Global Voices aggregates blog from developed country to get people to pay attention to certain issues.

Figure 4: Boundaried Communities 

Boundaried communities are hosted on a single platform with the collections of blogs and blogs readers. Members are required to register and join the community to get the chance to create a blog. For example, the Share Your Story website.

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References

1. Kinkeldei. B (2007), 21 Publish: What is a Blog Community viewed on the 21st August 2011 http://www.21publish.com/pub/21publish/blogging-whitepaper.pdf

2. Holman K. (2011), Spice Up Your Blog: How To Create a Blogging Community viewed on the 21st  of August 2011 http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/2011/03/how-to-create-blogging-community.html

3. White N (2006) The Knowledge Tree: Blogs and Community – Launching a New Paradigm for Online Community viewed on the 21st of August 2011 http://kt.flexiblelearning.net.au/tkt2006/edition-11-editorial/blogs-and-community-%E2%80%93-launching-a-new-paradigm-for-online-community

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Classification of Blogs

18 Aug

There are many types of blog and it is written in different ways. According to Lilium (2009), she has discovered 50 different blogs. I’m here to elaborate different types of blog in details. There are many types of blogs such as personal blog, business and corporate blogs, informational blogs and many more. According to Abigail (2010), the major blogs are personal, corporate and media blogging.

Different blogs are written to different target audience. According to an interview done by Funnel A. (2008), Margaret Simmons gave her comments on every different types of blog. There are digest blog which includes commentary; but usually they are collecting materials from other sources. Advocacy blog is a blog which give opinions on certain issue. Then, there are exhibition blog which mostly maintain by artists and craftspeople which includes photography and other creative materials. There is personal blog where people write about their personal life online. Lastly, there are advertising blog which advertises and markets its product and news blog which report about the current happenings.

In conclusion, classification of blog is important so that readers would not be confused on what type of blog they are reading. A good classification of blog is a blog which comes with a different style of writing and content. For example, a news blog have to be written formally because the writer is writing about something important; unlike personal blog. A good blog classification can be seen by the topic itself and the style of writing.

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References

1. Lilium (2009) BashBosh.com, 25 Types of Blog Posts viewed 18th August 2011 http://www.bashbosh.com/blog-post-types

2. Abigail (2010), MyiStop, Different Types of Blogging viewed on 18th Augsut 2011 http://www.myistop.com/blogs/abigail/different-types-blogging

3.  Funnel A (2008) The Media Report: The Taxonomy of Blogs viewed on 18th August 2011
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/mediareport/stories/2008/2372882.htm#transcript)

Blog as Current Phenomenon and Benefits to the Community

17 Aug

Blogging has been a worldwide phenomenon nowadays. According to Technorati (2010), United States have the most blogger all over the world with 49% of participants.

Self experience and sharing their thoughts is the motivations for bloggers and personally satisfaction is the way to increase blogger’s viewer.

According to Dvorak C. (2002), people mostly create blog as their personal diaries. People blogs about their personal life, brands, movie’s review and things that is significant in their life. Other than that, people also blogs to release their frustration.

Blog Shopping Trend (2010) says blog is commonly used for commercial used such as to sell clothes, gadgets and many more. So, that is how blog shopping came about. In Malaysia, blog shopping became so popular and it is easy to implement.

According to Nielsen (2008), the market for online shopping has raise by 40% in the past two years. Based on the chart, about 70% of Malaysia has purchase something online and 39% of them have purchased something online in less than a month.

Jeff T. (2008) said that people started online shopping for convenience, cheaper price and no local restriction. You can just choose your selected item and pay it online with credit card. It is just within a mouse click. Online shopping is also cheaper in price because the owner do not need to pay its rental fee. With the existence of internet, people will have more choice and do not need to be limited by the local stores. So, this is why blog shopping has became a trend nowadays.

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References

1. Sobel J. (2010) Technorati Beta, State of Blogosphere 2010 Introduction viewed on the 17th  of August 2011 http://technorati.com/blogging/article/state-of-the-blogosphere-2010-introduction

2. Dvorak J. (2002) PcMag.com, The Blog Phenomenon viewed on the17th of August 2011 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,12899,00.asp

3. Blog Shopping Trend (2010) viewed on 17th of August 2011 http://blogshop.my/blog-shop/blog-shopping-trend.html

4. Nielsen (2008), Over 875 Million Consumers Have Shopped Online :The Number of Internet Shoppers Up 40% in Two Years viewed on 17th of August 2011 http://my.nielsen.com/site/20080414.shtml

5. Jeff T. (2008), Why People Are Shopping Online viewed on 17th of August 2011 http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-People-Are-Shopping-Online&id=2116672

Purpose of The Blog

17 Aug

The purpose of this blog is to apply relevant theory that is being taught in class into the blog. It is also to give a better understanding about design and publication of documents. My target audience will be my course mates and also my lecturer to discuss and argue about my comments.

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