As the blogging industry matures into adolescence, an old boys’ club emerges. A new blog has a better chance of success when “appointed” by the existing audience wranglers.
The same is true on YouTube where top dog user vlogbrothers gave this advice to an up-and-comer about how to succeed on the video sharing website: “Start 6 years ago.”
Despite the negativity, I believe this new west is still mostly virgin territory. It’s far easier to grab the attention of 10,000 eyeballs than one human resources manager.