What’s next for blogging?

I overcame my aversion to vlogging and watched Darren Rowse’s post “5 Emerging Trends in Blogging.” It’s pure talking head interspersed with screenshots, but it’s packed with good observations and nicely organized.

As a long-time personal blogger, I’m discouraged by the increasing technological requirements of blogging (widgets, feeds, and elements that cut into the spontaneity of blogging, such as high quality video and audio) because many of my favorite blogs are strong personal voices with simple photo illustrations. But as a professional blogger, I’m fascinated by the developments Rowse notes in multi-person blogs and blogs integrated into other types of sites.