The Evolution of Internet and the Decline of Blogs

As previously discussed in this blog, the word blogger has been suggested to have a negative connotation in some parts of the world, especially in the US. Rumor has it that many Cuban American grandmas were heard saying to their grandkids – “you are no blogger, my son, get up and go to work!” This might be due to the fact that a certain feeling is conveyed whenever someone uses the world blogger, as if one were referring to a person who has yet not found what he or she has to say on the Internet, do with one’s life. It is a hblogollow word, an empty one, a passionless, perhaps even sad word.

However, there are sites like casinobonus365.co.uk which are supposed to be more professional and dedicated, where bloggers might not feel really welcome. There used to be a great division among the people who used blogs. A group of them used it as a sort of tool, with a specific purpose and objective. On the other hand, there were people who also had a blog but still did not know what they needed it for.

The first group (the minority) of bloggers was referred to as “bloggers”, apparently erroneously, which made other “bloggers” speak out against this tendency to call “bloggers” people who were really not “bloggers”. Instead, many “bloggers” believed that these users should be referred to in the same manner as they had been referred to before they turned to using blogs. In other words poets, computer scientists, students, journalists, journalism students, photographers, columnists, comedians, storytellers, architects, writers, novelists, cartoonists, and so on.

The second group (which until a few years ago constituted the majority) however, needed a definition, and so “blogger” became the word of choice. They were people using these tools (or following a trend) because they simply existed, even if they had not figured out yet what to do with them.