Types of Blogging Communities & Methods to Build Blogging Communities.

This post is going to discuss the types of blogging communities and methods to build blogging communities. According to Arren (2009), blogging community as known as blogosphere is a collective community of several blogs which are online communities of several blogs connecting bloggers to other people.
To create a blog community, we have to network ourselves, know our community, retaining visitors, increasing comments, leveraging social media and have some advertisement networks. (LeMerle, R 2007)

There are several types of blogging communities which are Single Blog Community the first form of blog based community to emerge as readers begin returning to early bloggers' sites, commenting and getting to know not only the blogger, but the community of commentors. (White N, 2006) Next, Central Connecting topic Community is a community that arises between blogs linked by a common passion or topic. (White N, 2006) The last type of blogging communities is boundaries communities which are collections of blogs and blog readers hosted on a single site or platform. (White N, 2006)

I am going to discuss one structure of boundaries communities.  Example of this blogging community is MySpace.com. According to White N, (2006), often these communities have other tools such as discussion boards, social networking features, wikis and instant messaging built in. Power in boundaries communities is held in part by the ‘owner’ of the platform who can impose rules on the community, but power is exercised by bloggers in three typical ways. (White N, 2006)


Arren, 2009, Blogging Communities for the Blogging Enthusiast, viewed on 29/9/2010, retrieved from <http://www.webbusinesswiz.com/blogging/blogging-communities-for-the-blogging-enthusiast/>

LeMerle, R 2007, 10 step guide to building your blog community, viewed on 29/9/2010, retrieved from


White, N 2006, 'Blogs and community-launching a new paradigm for online community?', viewed on 29/9/2010, retrieved from


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