When it comes to most online innovations the US takes the lead, and the UK is sure to follow. Facebook and Twitter, just two examples of “Born in the USA” platforms, now taking a significant hold in the UK.
As happy as we are to socialise on platforms such as these, us “Brits” are a bit more reserved when it comes to voicing our opinion in public.
And after, Chris Garrett ran out on us in 2010 heading for Canada, we were left with no UK bloggers to speak of. Yes, I know Chris was born in Canada, but he was the only example I had!
Where have all the bloggers gone?
There are some great company blogs, Econsultancy and Fresh Networks, but not Chris Brogan, Darren Rowse or Seth Godin equivalents. Is it because they are saying enough for everyone else, surely not? After all there is always a country specific angle at the very least.
Possibly, it’s just that nobody has actually “made it yet” in the same sense as these Super Bloggers have.
With the Huffington Post arriving in the UK shortly, maybe this will change. The online magazine will require a small army of localised bloggers to keep it’s content fresh and relevant. From these, a British Champion may rise.
I for one hope so, blogging is such a powerful tool for many market sectors. We need thought provoking entrepreneurs to introduce the growing trend to small businesses. To make them aware of the cost effective opportunity that exists to promote themselves.
Blogging is not just for hobbyists or wannabe writers. It has a power and passion that can break through competitors marketing campaigns, get you found in the search engines and hold you up high as an industry expert.
To create this inspiration we need inspiring people
In his book Tribes, Seth Godin states “…everyone has an opportunity to start a movement – to bring together a tribe of like-minded people and do amazing things.”
This tribal effect is used by many of the worlds top bloggers to promote each others content on Twitter. As an example the Jaffa Tribe has a reach of nearly 400k. This means every time a member posts an article on their blog it will get tweeted to 400k people. Within this group are some well respected bloggers, such as Mark Schaefer of Businesses Grow.
So if you would like to make a difference to the UK Blogging scene, already blog about Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google or WordPress related subjects, then please request an invite, and join me in the UK Bloggers Tribe.
Do you know of any prominent UK bloggers that want to make a difference?