Maybe it will be a trend that every summer around my birthday, I get press about my website.
The Statesman Journal wrote about blogs earlier this week. See: Got Blogs? Web logs are increasingly popular and allow bloggers freedom of expression and whatever else suits their style.
College students also have found a home on blogs, where they can post personal information, as well as write about their interests.
Stacy Austin, 21, is a political science major at Oregon State University. She writes a personal blog, as well as one related to her summer internship with PolitiCorps, a division of the progressive organization Oregon Bus Project. Austin said she has been using computers since she was 7 and sees blogs as a natural extension of the Internet.
“In the future, blogs and Web sites will be synonymous,” she said.
“People always ask me, ‘Why do you blog?’ You can’t really understand unless you blog yourself. They build a community. People who build blogs feel connected. People who read my blog tend to be female and in college. I’ve had fathers e-mail me and say I remind them of their daughter, that reading my blog is like connecting to their kids.”
Hines said those kind of connections is the reason that blogs will continue to proliferate.