With newspapers, television programing, it is a publication, broadcast that comes out, and you are fed the news.One way communication. Oh sure, newspapers have tried to straddle websites for local readers to upload local images, videos, bean supper events in their zip code. But still pretty much one way communication.
Other than a little space for the editorials, letters from the readers that are short, sweet, only a phone booth size of the total paper "square footage" media dimensions.So with newsprint with set times to feed the public, with press runs, you have to wait for the ferris wheel to circle to find your next ride. Set times like a household to sit down and break the bread, chew the fat and catch up on the day's nutrition, family events, happenings.
Blogging can happen any time. Micro blogging on tumblr, linkedin and twitter, etc. Upload a cell image, video, tap out some text, hit send and voila. Fireworks that spread like wild fire. Instant, speed of thought stuff. Not limited by press runs. Not stopped because of a weekend where not many or anyone is in the newsprint facilty, building.
Blogging is out in the field, remote and not having to be dragged back to the broadcast, printing outlet to edit, process, enhance or upload. No million watt transmitters, translators or towers, big high speed color presses.
Just a cell phone connect, or a cable plugged in, a wireless signal captured, harnessed and carrier pigeoned to lift, move a message higher across the land like the wind, lightning, thought.
Blogging, I like getting my news from the people who live in the zip code, not from hours away, or states removed. From talking heads who have never been to your home town and make a comic book out of a serious subject, topic you could write novels about. Is that why you blog or read, follow blogs?