Storytelling, not journalism, spurs most blogs

Thank God, I can still keep my job. According to this report from Cnet News, quoting Reuters, bloggers (at least in the US of A) are blogging mainly as a hobby than a vocation (like we do as journalist). Or perhaps the serious writers are not convinced of the powers of blogs. Or perhaps they’re too busy chasing stories and don’t have time to blog 😉

But the study cited in the story only covered less than 300 samples. So it is not really representative of millions of bloggers, IMHO.

The report says: “The Pew report was based on a telephone survey of 233 self-identified bloggers conducted between July 2005 and February 2006. The error margin was 6.7 percent.” for soccer fans

I discovered this online community of soccers fans interesting. Google (yes, Google guys) and Nike (with the famous swosh) have joined forces and quietly launched this online community called Joga.

A teaser on the website says, “Welcome to Joga – the community for football players dedicated to keeping the game beautiful. Joga is a place to meet other football players, share your own football experiences and enjoy photos and videos from around the world. Join us and help remind the world how the game was meant to be played. Play beautiful…”

Joga Bonita!!! Play Beautiful.