Links are often used in blogging to provide reference to a point or a hat tip, which is why one of the latest things Google is up to could provide an excellent resource for bloggers. Google is archiving print newspapers, and not just new ones. They’re going back in history.
Not only will this provide great linking material for more interesting blog posts, it could open up a plethora of resources to draw inspiration from in the first place.
We all know that writer’s block is a problem that commonly plagues bloggers, particularly those trying to earn some income from their efforts. The need for interesting content is a constant one, and thanks to Google the Search Giant, the inspiration is going to flow more rapidly than ever, I don’t care what niche you’re in.
If Google truly gets anywhere close to the number of newspaper publications even in America, let alone the entire world, into its archives, there are going to be so many interesting subjects out there worth (at least to somebody) discussing. There’s going to be a lot of information for all audiences.
All of the small town news items that never quite make it to national news, “from revolutions and politics to fashion to local weather or high school football scores,” as Google itself says. They’re even including all of the photographs, headlines, articles, and advertisements from these publications. There’s got to be plenty of fuel for advertising and photography blogs alone right there.
What I’m really getting at, is that there is a ton of information on the Internet waiting to be blogged about, but Google is bringing a great deal of the offline information online too, and that is a whole lot of information, stories, and history. Google even has North America’s oldest newspaper as a partner. It’s publication dates back 244 years!
I think you see my point. From now on, if you are suffering from blog writer’s block, you’re not looking for a topic hard enough. For more on Google’s latest project, I wrote this piece for WebProNews.
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