Keeping up with Bloggers, not Blogs

With over 70 millions blogs out there it’s pretty hard to filter the good from the rest and the best out of the good. Idan from Anecdotot has written a brilliant post on the subject of journalists, journalism, bloggers and blogs. He says (and I totally agree) that the evolution of the web has brought us a gift – journalists writing blogs, seeing the web not as an enemy but rather as another tool to publish their opinions.
Idan counts 4 reasons why journalism bloggers are successful:

  • Story telling: journalists are good at writing stories, and writing is like a muscle. The more you use it, the better it gets.
  • Knowledgeable in their respective field: when Ronen writes about sports, he knows what he’s talking about. The same for Raviv, Yuval Dror (technology) and others.
  • Involve their readers: a true social network. When ever they write, they’re plenty of comments. Yes, they are famous, seen on TV and all, but still – they involve the readers, and we all want that.
  • Crowd magnets: Again, relates to the last point. They bring new faces to the medium (web), and we all new the future is online…

You can read the full post here.

It was Idan actually that got me subscribing to Ronen Dorfman (Sports) and now to Raviv Droker (current affairs). I’ve been a fan of Raviv Droker for quite some time now – a young, ambitious journalist, who made it to primetime TV (Friday at 8pm), along with Ofer Shelach (Sports and news – basically everything).

If you have some free time this Thursday (the 25th), head over to WordCamp Israel, the annual event of WordPress in Israel, dedicated to blogs and bloggers, from all platforms.
With any luck you might just see me there, along with couple of other bloggers and media. You can see the full agenda here.

One last note, for The Daily Show fans out there:
No more YouTubeing scenes from the show. The Daily Show has posted last week over 13,000 video clips, dating back to 1999, on the show’s official website. We’re not talking about complete episodes, only short clips from each show. Thank you! Now we can admire John Stewart each and every day…

2 Responses to “Keeping up with Bloggers, not Blogs”

  1. 1 Idan October 21, 2007 at 15:58

    Hi Dvir, thanks for the link and for the comment on Anecdotot 🙂
    I won’t be going to wordcamp so if you want I can check if they’ve secured my spot and ask to transfer it to you.

  2. 2 Dvir Reznik October 22, 2007 at 19:42

    Hi Idan,

    np – one of my favorites blogs.. Lior first told me about anecdotot, we met briefly when he worked at TheMarker.

    Wordcamp told me it’s fully booked, so if you can ask them, that would be great. I can only attend the 1st half, if that matters to them…

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