Blogging has become easier and more complex.
It is easier if you just want to share your thoughts.
It is more complex if you want to be a ‘successful blogger’ that says important things and makes some money.
Also, the best bloggers seem to have a niche. The more specific one’s focus, the more likely that one can get ‘scoops’ and/or quickly comments on headlines.
I don’t fall into these traditional categories and that is a major reason why I haven’t started a blog before. But I think this grey area also has some advantages. Bloggers that are specialized, commercial-oriented, and/or biased for party or cause don’t appeal to average people. And I think that getting people more involved will be important in the years ahead.