News Blogs for Your News Fix

By: Michiel Van Kets


Newspapers, or the majority of them, are currently noticing that they are having less and less repeat subscriptions annually as other alternatives to printed news becomes available. A new format for obtaining your local or international news information is news blogs. One of the reasons people are not reading as much as they previously did is related to the constant state of activity most people are in for work or home life and the time is just not available to sit and take in the newspaper. The days of Sunday morning over breakfast reading the newspaper are gone for a lot of people but not all.

A lot of people of course will still be watching their news on the television with nightly news updates and of course dedicated news channels available. There are so many different news options available on television now that making your preferred choice can also be a difficult task. However watching the news on television also requires in most cases, sitting through the endless periods of advertising as well as the news itself. Again this takes up a lot of time of the average person and many do not consider this a priority way of obtaining their news fix.

Many now are turning to the internet for their news in the form of news blogs. These kinds of blogs offer them the opportunity to select blogs specific to their local news interests, or even news about their latest hobbies or sports. As well as, of course, offering feedback from others regarding the current topics of interest. A huge portion of the world population is now online in their work place and often this is where they are sourcing their news information as well and they can be updated continually throughout the day with news blogs.

The majority of our older generations will and do still prefer the newspapers as their first choice however the younger set donít have the ability to use the time required to sit and take in their news, whether it is on the television or in a newspaper. I am sure it will also be obvious to all that the older generation is slowly on the decline with the new older generation already changing their habits and it could be that the newspaper alternative becomes more a recreational activity than an actual source for news.

Many news blogs are also used as RSS feeds which means that the news can be used on multiple blogs at the same time and with people able to comment those who are interested or have a point to pass across can do so whereas this is not possible with a newspaper or the television unless you partake of family discussions relating to either choice. Having the opportunity to offer up your own comments or views is also often a pastime of many who wish to be involved in particular events of interest and of course it is not possible to be in every part of the word but you can almost partake in the news itself when commenting and receiving responses to your queries.

News blogs or online news is more and more popular and you will most often find that major newspapers have created their own online blogs to ensure they are not loosing their customer base completely and perhaps seeing the way of the future where they may no longer be able to offer up their printed versions.

Creating a news blog yourself is relatively easily, all that is required is research of the topic of news you wish to show an interest in. You post it as a blog entry and continue to update the information and reply to comments as received. Another alternative is to locate other news feeds that relate to your news topic and have them included in your own blog. The second option requires less work in that others are providing the information for your news feed but it does mean that you are not able to control the content that is being displayed.

Whatever your choice, you are not restricted to just the television or newspaper so perhaps a news blog could be an option for you as well? Ask your colleagues how they obtain their news or if they can recommend a news blog for you, or create a news blog of your own.

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Michiel Van Kets is originally from Belgium however he now resides in Thailand where he writes articles for Abso-bloody-Lutely, a Blogs & News Directory. Michiel discovered early on the benefits of directory submissions and has been writing and using his business to market his and others websites using article directory submissions.

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