Do you wanna get comments? I’m afraid not.
As a blogger and as most of you bloggers that follow a lot of blogs over whole internet you sure have reached some targets. Some are have fixed as target views, some is write just what you like whatever is more commercial or isn’t, other look for comment trying to get loyalty.
You write because you like it, because you want to show trends, what you think is cool to people. Sometimes you write for no one as most of us aren’t big blogs.
When at the start of car blogging, there were a bunch of bloggers trying to show people the automotive culture out of the standard media press. Because I’m sure when you were young and you used to walk towards your kiosk looking for a new magazine with the quality you expect since you paid 5$ in best of cases. So to solve that and taking advantage of internet blogs start emerge and some of them today are biggest blog on internet. After sometime single bloggers did its best to earn a virtual space out there.
Over that era, the big blog had thousands of comments and created the first Facebook pages reaching hundreds of thousands of people and everybody started an automotive related blog.
But unfortunately most of them died. And as a consequence surviving today is quite difficult due to thousand of blog fighting for the same carguys. And then you start thinking about how can you stay out there. How can you get subscribers, comments and views to let people know about your website, that at the end of the day is just the way you see the automotive culture and life.
Cheking Fatlace I noticed that not even Fatlace got many comments. I took a screenshot but you can check it by yourself just clicking the link.
How is that possible?
They got thousands of views every day. They are business, sold stickers, clothing, what ever you imagine. They run shops, japanese photographers and big events each year in different locations. I also checked other sites like StanceWorks or Speedhunters obtaining the same result, few comments. So is just time for pictures, as today’s world. Everything is about the photo. Instagram, Facebook, Blogs, Tablets and Smartphones. We see what our friends did last weekend in pictures instead of meet him at your local coffee shop. We spend hours on youtube, flickr and watching someone’s photos on Facebook. So we prefer to watch than read for only reason of what a picture can say without words.
What can we do?
Nothing. It is not so clear what begins first. Is it internet that can make something become a world trend? Or are trends in the streets and internet is a window? So if we can’t reply that question right, you can’t know what people wants to watch, to read or to comment. What is impressive today for us? Have we seen everything on today’s world? I am sure not. And I am excited about what blogs will post in future, which is car is gonna be posted in everysingle forum or blog, the drift video going viral because its production.
6 thoughts on “The Big Blog Theory”
Don’t mind the title 🙂
So is a kind of evolution or maybe a step back. We learn throw our eyes when babies. We know is faster. We should name Photoblog instead blog.
Let’s try to keep this alive.
Those who not only check pictures, but also read the stories, get the most of it in the end. You can’t learn stuff just from watching… People are already divided into 2 brackets. The first one is for people who just like pictures, check that one, this one, say himself “nice, I want that” or something… and that’s over. In the second bracket are obviously people who are truly interested. Sorry for my English. That’s just how I see it. You can be faster, you can see many more than me, but you will know only a bit of each thing.
Thank Mike. You can post a single post photo on blog facebook page and gets likes and shares. When you post an entry from blog gets nothing.
I actually read something about this for my College Writing class before my accident. Its because the internet makes us want to do things faster so we don’t feel like “wasting” time reading things when we could just look at pictures or watch videos and get the information faster. Its more complicated than this.
“…what a picture can say without words.” <–thats exactly what I was going to put in my next post on frsedan!! -_- I'll change it a bit now lol