Sphere of Influence

13 May

How powerful can a blog be?

As powerful as the number of hits it can get.

Say, for example, there is a blog with just 5 hits per day. This would most likely be a newly started up blog or a personal blog that is just read by friends. The sphere of influence will only be extended to the circle of friends that is reading the blog.

However, if we compare it to a blog that gets more than 30,000 hits daily. This would most likely be a blog with a rather large following. In this case, the sphere of influence will be extended over the community of people that is viewing the blog.

With a wider sphere of influence on the community, it would mean having the ability of making a bigger impact on society.

Ok… Ability to make an impact. Checked.

Now it really relies on what the blogger with that ability wants to do with it.

In one of my earlier posts, I’ve mentioned a blogger – Xiaxue.

Her blog has about 40,000 hits each day and this makes her very influential. However, in one of the recent posts, she mentioned that she has been approached to contribute to the “Make Kony Famous” movement and that she declined contributing despite having the ability to do so. The post can be seen here —> http://xiaxue.blogspot.com/2012/03/invisible-and-visible-sympathy.html

I would think that a blogger’s sphere of influence can be determined by the number of audiences that follow the blog as well as the blogger’s intention to blog.

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