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Our Blogging Projections for 2014

by Carmela Maraan

Now that we’ve entered 2014, we’re expecting several changes in the blogging community. Some of these may have caught us by surprise, because of the general growing mindset that blogging is dead. But apparently that’s not the case.

For one thing, it appears that business blogs are rising in popularity again, after Facebook has stipulated that users pay back the company to reach their audiences better.

Facebook used to be the go-to site for businesses to build and maintain audiences. Since the company acknowledged that Fan Page posts aren’t reaching fans as well as they should, and require payment for better visibility, businesses have turned back to blogging as a means to generate new leads.

Still, social media sharing will remain of utmost importance in content promotion, only not just exclusively with Facebook.

As an offshoot of the business blog reprise, brands have begun investing in blogs again as a way of establishing themselves as market influencers. Thanks to social sharing and emails containing custom content tailored according to consumer behavior, these brands will be able to reach their market more effectively.

Another emerging trend for this year is the feed. When Google Reader shut down last year, it brought to life other feed readers such as Pulse, Selfoss 2.4, and Feedly. These readers enable bloggers to reach their audiences directly and are espcially useful since, as mentioned earlier, business blogs are booming again.

When it comes to personal blogs, video blogs or ‘vlogs’ and image-based blogs modeled after Pinterest and Instagram continue to become more popular, because they maximize time and visibility, especially with the rise of mobile blogging.

Reverse guest posting (more on this soon) will also be adopted as a strategy for bloggers to create valuable content for their blogs AND generate partnerships and audiences as well. The process is simple: the blog owner recruits guest posters to write on his blog. This means less work for the blog owner, more readers, and backlinks from the guest posters.

Finally, as long as there are dedicated bloggers out there, we at Blogussion will continue to share insights on the craft. And we hope that this will extend long after 2014 has passed.

Have you spotted any other blogging trends for this year? How about your predictions? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

 

 

Image credits: Printwand.Com, 8tracks.Com, Blogussion.Com.

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Rabbi January 9, 2014 at 3:21 am

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group of company January 11, 2014 at 5:03 am

blog commenting this days is done just to get backlinks and no one comments seriously due to which there is a lack of quality comments. thanks for sharing an awesome piece.

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Andrew February 26, 2014 at 4:00 am

I don’t agree that blog commenting is always done simply for backlinks. If I find a blog interesting I always endeavour to leave a valid comment on the blog topic. I think there are still many people like myself and it is the spammers who perhaps marred your judgement in regards to blog commenting.

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Dean Saliba January 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

One trend I’d like to see in 2014 is more blog posts on this blog. I don’t know what happened, but the posts are so few and fair between in the last year or so. I used to love coming to this blog, I hope things pick up again soon. :)

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Carmela Maraan January 12, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Hi Dean,

Yes, our team has been undergoing a few transitions, but rest assured we’ll be posting more often this year.

Thanks! :)

Carmela

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Bhavesh January 31, 2014 at 1:45 am

I’m sure your team will Carmela….

I often read post on this site but I can’t stop to drop a comment on this subject. I and several other need to see more blogs posts from you and your team. And I guess you never let our hope down.

Regards!!!
Bhavesh

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Abhishek Abh-i January 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

Your blogging plans for this year are really nice. Thanks for this awesome post.

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Andy S January 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I agree that blogging is not dead. In fact, this year will be more importance to social media networks like Facebook. This is quite a nice read about your blogging projections this year. Thanks for sharing this here.

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Hull Photographer January 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I hope blogging isn’t dead! I’ve just configured Squarespace to run my website and photography blog. Creating regular content is a habit that I find difficult to form, but it is essential for SEO. For this reason I can only see a rise in outsourced blogging – when people realise they need a blog, but cannot/will not spend the time on it.

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arabever January 16, 2014 at 3:50 am

thank you

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H Bhanot January 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Everything about this post and website is cool. Nice info on video blogging. I like that info. very much.

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hasan January 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Writing daily Posts are difficult, and i believe rather than writing daily content bloggers should also outsource for Infographics and publish them once of twice every month, this will give them floods of traffic too.

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Karan Vora January 20, 2014 at 8:59 am

Hey Its really a good article you have wrote. Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

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suryani January 21, 2014 at 2:07 am

Is google plus has a good value for SEO?

Thank you a lot

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Vivek Singh January 21, 2014 at 10:34 am

yeah i am inspired…
i am a ceo of a site and learning abt others projection help me compare where i am..
thank u mam. ALL THE VERY BEST FOR 2014.. :)

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Sandeep January 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm

thanks for the great post. nice article :)

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Agadir January 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

we must concentrate on building network around our blog or business.

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emmajohnson January 27, 2014 at 6:33 am

A great write-up Indeed..! :)
This quality article act a great symbol to blog users.
And I also agree with the point that quality bloggers are still present around the world that are continuing their work with great responsibility.

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AmyColon January 27, 2014 at 7:07 am

Your post was informative.This year would be blast of projections in blogging trends :) .Thanks for sharing valuable information.

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Touch A Deal Today January 31, 2014 at 4:44 am

Reverse guest posting (more on this soon) will also be adopted as a strategy for bloggers to create valuable content for their blogs AND generate partnerships and audiences as well. The process is simple: the blog owner recruits guest posters to write on his blog. It’s a better . Thanks.

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emmajohnson February 3, 2014 at 6:18 am

An effective write-up indeed!
Thanks for providing such an interesting information.

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AlvaRovan February 3, 2014 at 7:39 am

I believe it is best to build networks around blog or business is great idea… thanks for sharing

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karan February 4, 2014 at 4:45 am

Blogging is not dead and it will never be if we concentrate on the solving problem of our reader rather than only posting just crap articles however your article was good but i just don’t like word “Blogging is Dead” bullshit.

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Zahid Hasan February 5, 2014 at 2:00 am

Amazing writing. I am going to want a bit of time to think over the points….
Thanks

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karebilisim February 11, 2014 at 10:38 am

It was very useful and helpful articles that you publish.

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Alarm February 14, 2014 at 4:17 am

I found the answer to my question.
thank you

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Avada February 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Interesting read, I think that blogging is more imprtant now than it’s ever been and Google seems to be rewarding sites that deliver fresh content so it has good SEO benefits.

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Laura February 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

Yes guest posting is an other great way for make do follow back link. Thanks for write on this topic.

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Rocky March 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I was looking for some of the blogging projections for the year 2014 and finally got to know at your blog….Interesting article and now I am going to keep visiting this blog…..

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andy March 14, 2014 at 7:42 am

hey its a good article. this post and website is cool. good infomation on video blog. I like that infomation. very much.

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golf for beginners March 15, 2014 at 2:56 am

Blogging, the best way to rise up and get known. fabulous read and knowledge based material.

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Gejala penyakit ginjal March 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

Do not ever stop learning. Every day there are always new things, new ideas, new trends, new discoveries and thank you for providing this information is very interesting .. :D

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GAM Software Solutions March 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

yes, blog commenting is nice off-site techniques to generating backlinks. here are post nice and helpful blog.

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Blindirani Vrati April 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Very interesting topic. I agree with many of your views .
Congratulations on this great blog and work.

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Karan Rawat May 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Hi carmela,
Already seen some post of your in 2014, thanks for the great post.

thanks.!
karan

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