Who Blogs?

Each year there are hundreds of millions of new blog posts published. With so many new posts being produced every day, it’s worth asking the question: who blogs?

Trying to pinpoint who blogs is nearly an impossible task. Anyone with a computer or smartphone internet access can blog — and millions do. Blogging has no boundaries and is one activity that is truly diverse and inclusive. Bloggers come in all ages, sexes, ethnicities, sizes, shapes, colours, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. They write from every country, and in every language. Every blogger is unique in their own way.

Take Gary: He’s a self-proclaimed foodie, travel addict, and aviation enthusiast who logs his travels on The Gastronomic Traveler. Then there’s Charlotte, the 22-year-old from England, aka The Girl That Games. Yoga Mama writes a yoga blog for pregnant and nursing mothers from Bulgaria, while Danny Zappa is a Swedish photographer who lives in Brazil.The Animal Farm Foundation is a US-based non-profit corporation that rescues and re-homes animals. Lyn is a young women from Vietnam who’s studying in Japan and sharing her experiences at Enjoy Japan Life. Shinola is a Detroit-based watch manufacturer. Do you see what’s happening here? Anyone and everyone blogs. People who want to network, share ideas, create revenue streams, advertise and market, connect with like-minded people, have a voice, help others, stay in touch, learn and grow.

Many people blog as a long-form of their social media networks, students blog to share schoolwork with their teachers and classmates, marketers blog to promote products and services, hobbyists to find others with common interests, and organizations blog to raise awareness. Some people blog for the pure joy of creating and sharing, while others do it as part of their job or to make money.

For any topic you can think of, there is a blog post on it, and a unique person or group of people sharing their passion. Whether it’s a travel, food, photography, or daily blog, thousands of new voices join the ranks of “who blogs?” every day.

600 Trademark Applications and Counting for .blog in the First Weeks of Sunrise

We’re just a few weeks into .blog’s Sunrise launch phase for trademark holders, and we’ve already received more than 600 trademark applications — a strong sign of early interest in the TLD.

We launched .blog to trademark holders on August 18. The first opportunity for the general public to register a .blog domain is November 2-9, for early access applicants during the Landrush launch phase. Then domains will open up on a first-come-first-serve basis starting November 21 for General Availability.

In addition to trademark applications, we’ve also seen the domain industry launch .blog sites, as well as founder’s program participants including Design.blog, Dave.blog, and more.

To sign up during Sunrise, just go to https://nic.blog/registrars/

.Blog Domains Are Now Available for All Trademark Owners

Now’s your chance to become one of the first people in the world to own a .blog domain name.

Starting today and until October 17th, trademark holders can apply to register their .blog domain through a certified trademark agent. Trademark owners get first priority during this, the “Sunrise” phase of our rollout. Continue reading “.Blog Domains Are Now Available for All Trademark Owners”