In this article, we talk about 15 of the most recent trends on blogs, and what will be the next steps in blogging.
There is a lot of information on blogs today. It’s hard to know what you should be paying attention to and what might not have a huge impact going forward.
Take these predictions with a grain of salt, but they’re based on what has been true in recent years.
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The future of blogging software, the rise in startup companies that produce tools that simplify blog-building has meant that bloggers don’t need expensive hardware or software to get started writing their own content anymore.
Here are some points on Latest Blog Trends & Predictions-
1. The Beginning of the Blogging Era.
Blogs have been around since the 1990s but really started to take off in 2002. That’s when Google introduced its Blogger service, and WordPress came out with its first version.
Blogging has gone from a hobby for a few to a major business driver.
2. Programmatic Advertising.
Just like search advertising became programmatic about 5 years ago, we’re starting to see the same thing happen with display and even video ads.
Programmatic buying is easier to do, it can be more targeted, and the technology has grown up quickly.
3. The Rise of Personalization Online
As companies become more sophisticated about tracking users across multiple devices and different services, they’ll begin to learn more about each individual user even if they never log into sites like Facebook or Twitter.
They’ll be able to build up a profile on you and learn what you like and dislike based on your previous browsing behavior.
4. Productivity Apps for Bloggers.
I’m a big fan of productivity apps for writers—but I’d have thrown the idea around myself until recently, thinking it was a bit ridiculous.
5. The Rise of the Sharing Economy.
The sharing economy has been around for several years now, but it’s becoming more mainstream.
Instead of sharing your car to save money, you’re now renting it out to other people through sites like Airbnb and Uber .
6. Social Commerce Sites & More Personalized Search Results.
Both social commerce sites and personalized search engines are seeing more growth this year.
This is because of the rise of the mobile web. Consumers are now searching for products on their phones, instead of their desktops or laptops.
7. The Rise of SMS for Marketing.
With the success of Twitter’s SMS product, more services are offering the ability to send out SMS messages to users.
The biggest benefit here is that you don’t need to own any cell phones, and you can market to anyone in your phone book for free.
8. Big Data in Advertising.
As companies like Facebook, Google, and others start building up their own data centers around the world, they’ll be able to collect even more information about user behavior than they already do.
9. The Rise of Native Advertising.
Native advertising is a tactic that combines the best features from banner ads and word-of-mouth marketing.
Integrating links to relevant goods and services into your content, native advertising is an effective way to get people to visit a website or watch a video without them realizing they’re being marketed to.
10. Augmented Reality Technology.
Augmented reality technology, also called “augmented reality,” has been around since the 1970s, but it’s only recently taken off in popularity after being popularized by Apple’s iPhone SDK 2.0 in 2010, which includes augmented reality support through the use of the device’s camera.
11. The Rise of Mobile Devices.
Mobile devices will continue to be the major pace-setters in the technology industry. Laptops, desktops, and even TVs are starting to lose ground as mobile phones and tablets become more popular.
12. The Rise of Microblogging Sites.
Twitter and Tumblr are two of the most popular microblogging sites, despite Twitter’s issues. The technology has been so good for so long, people don’t want to give it up.
There are plenty of competitors out there, such as Snapchat and Instagram.
13. The Rise of “Microblogging” Content.
As we saw with the rise of blogging software in 2002, we’re seeing a few other trends pop up in 2011: microblogging sites like Twitter and TUMBLR that strip out the need for an elaborate website and allow users to post fits-and-starts bits of text instead.
14. The Rise of Smart Devices.
Smartphones and tablets are going to be the primary Internet access points for a lot of people, and major tech players like Apple, Google, and Microsoft are going to do everything they can to make sure that they’re the only ones who have a piece of the pie.
15. The Rise of Small Businesses on Social Media.
People still think that social media is just for big corporations and big celebrities, but really it’s a great way for small businesses to reach their target market as well.