The Life Cycle of a Blog Post

Wired has a great infographic detailing the life cycle of a blog post.


You have a blog. You compose a new post. You click Publish and lean back to admire your work. Imperceptibly and all but instantaneously, your post slips into a vast and recursive network of software agents, where it is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web. Within minutes, if you’ve written about a timely and noteworthy topic, a small army of bots will get the word out to anyone remotely interested, from fellow bloggers to corporate marketers.

The ease at which information can be disseminated instantaneously to the world is incredibly exciting. The machinery behind it is equally as fascinating.


Lonna Hanson
January 31, 2008 at 7:22 AM

I really enjoyed your writing on blogs. It was equally enjoyable to see that you referred to it as the life cycle. As always, I compare it to my role as an elementary teacher. Whether it was classroom teaching or “struggling students” teaching, I always have used “life cycle” teaching strategies, especially in Science. Just this week my Third and Fourth Grade reading classes finished the science story “The Insect Life Cycle.” Just helps me understand how the elementary evolves to the complexities of the real world. Thanks for writing it.

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