I have been blogging since 2006,i used to spend lots of time on my wordpress hosted blog,but today i found Google Plus maybe the next generation blogs,it may never come true,but Google+ indeed has the potential to replace blogs.
When we write a blog post,we usually type some texts, add some links ,sometimes embed some photos or videos.All these thing can be done on Google+,and in a efficient and economical way.Why use Google Plus to write blog is more efficient and economical ? Here is the reasons:
- Google+ is totally free, you do have to spendany money on Blog host server or VPS.
- As a social network service,Google+ already intergrated Google picasa album and youtube video sites. You can upload your photos and videos and easily embed into your posts very easily
- You can decide which people can view your posts with the help of Google+ Circles,that’s the many other blog services can’t serve,if you want your posts to be check by all the people,just change your post share option to public.
Even though Google+ has many advantage,i still don’t think it can replace blogs in a short time.Google+ also has many disadvantage as a blog service.Google+ doesn’t have themes to choose as wordpress blog,you can’t install plugins to enhance functions.Independent bloggers will never use Google+ as their blogs,because they can’t put Ads on it.This means they can’t make money from their blogs.
So i don’t think Google+ will replace blogs,but i do think there will be some people use Google+ to write some long artices ,which they used to write on their blogs.
What do u think ?