Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Diamond Blogging

Strangely enough this whole new world of social computing and blogs, is starting to impact on my everyday and worklife. On Saturday evening I managed to hold a reasonably intelligent conversation about IT and the potential of the internet, only demonstrating my real ignorance when I started to refer to Mozilla Firefly :-)
On Monday I bored the pants off my colleagues and really worried my boss when I started to refer to blogs as the way forward and in our weekly team meeting started to try and explain what a blog really is to my colleagues and sounding relatively intelligent and knowledgeable in the process and furthermore giving an idiot's guide (me as the idiot) to our esteemed Geffrey Moore and his book crossing the chasm http://nakedchasmjumpers2.blogspot.com/
Anyway enough of my meteoric rise to the status of blogging expert and of my work experiences chasing the tornado - real purpose of blogging this evening is to talk about diamond bloggers - a term I picked up in the Sunday Times webwise article of 11.2.07. http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article1358302.ece
The article if, as I am, you are becoming almost geekish with your obsession around blogs, quite interesting. It informs the reader that there are over 50M blogs, with the large proportion being rubbish - obvious exceptions to this and of course 'my blog' does not fall into this category - or does it, who out there is interested in what I have to say judging from the lack of comments posted since Sunday, not very many of you -Joe did you press post as I keep checking and nothing there.) Apparently one in every 200 internet visits are to web based journals (according to hitwise) _ does this statistic in itself illustrate that not that many people are currently interested in blogs and, is this because blogging has not yet crossed the chasm and is in fact only at the innovator stage, or because it is another betamax video and will never cross the chasm. Nobody knows for sure but instinctively I think it will cross the chasm in the current youth generation, but not so sure about the 30+s.



So back to diamond blogging - and what is it? Well the article does not define it and I guess it can be subjectively interpreted, but in my mind the term is a very appropriate and visual term as I guess you have to look through a lot of coal before you find a diamond. My hope (and plea) is that you fellow bloggers out there regard this site as a diamond blog and start to comment please, as otherwise I may fail my MBA project but I guess more importantly it may confirm my initial ludditeish view that blogging is not the future.
Speak soon
JJB

10 comments:

JJB said...

LINK TO ROOM 101 AND JOHNNY VEGAS IS

http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=433542

Anonymous said...

Thought provoking article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1997242,00.html

Anonymous said...

Thought provoking article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1997242,00.html

Peter said...

I keep referring to The Gift by Lewis Hyde and to the idea of a Campfire Media. I refer to the former because I think blogging will prosper simply because it taps into people's creative drive. I refer to the latter for many reasons, one being that there will be more specialist media entities (campfires) than there are now.

So, many will blog.
Many will be coal.
Some coal will achieve an audience and keep going.
A few will be diamonds.
The few diamonds will invariably achieve an audience and keep going.

And nearly everyone will try it once ...

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