For bloggers the new in thing of the year 2005 was the Lulu Blooker prize.
Let me get you some perspective on Lulu is a publishing site which will help you with a lot of stuff for which you might had required a lot of networking and social contacts and a lot of travel to do to.
Whats funny is that they have now started the LuLu Blooker prize. And there are serious contenders out there for the same. Starting from a few peoples daily ramblings to ones frustrations in the work place. Blogging about somebodys love life, to cooking, to household do yourselves stuff, blogging has come a long way.
Now we have hundreds of genres of blogging, millions of bloggers.
OS s are developed with proper blogging facilities, MS WORD 2007 itself has a blog special interface. There are hundreds of platforms from which you can blog, mobile, net and you can go offline. With data card coming in faster versions in the last few days I bet that soon we will have people blogging all over the place. Typing from the airports, from the cafes, from their office cabs , everywhere,
With mobile blogging being a bit difficult to attain with typing speed limitations, ( I am not talking of guiness world record holders in mobile typing ) I bet that net will remain the favorite platform for a long time to come.
Lulu Blooker prize was started in the year 2005 to mark the 450th anniversary of the Gutenbergs invention of the moveable type.
The categories are fiction , non –ficiton and comics. Though many of the new blooks are yet to become a common shelf item there are a few that are slowly picking up the heat like the Salam Pax: The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi (Grove Press) . It is about the Iraq war and people are still in mystery about the author of this one.
Some of internets finest known brands will soon be available in the book format with the motivation for the newer editions will be solely based on the growth of the original site since the last edition itself. This publishing house (www.thefridayproject.co.uk) is completely one of its kind in that they believe in making blog stories successful in the publishing industry as well. Good concept and a way to make people write better. This will also make the blogosphere more competitive.
No blog is pointless but some of the exuberate a lot of creativity and we need to pursue them to get them in to a book format. No matter how many e books you have you will always linger to get a book in your hands.