Tell me about your Company?
Our aim at theblogpaper is to create a platform for bloggers, citizen journalists, photographers and other “content creators” to publish content online as well as in print. We believe that there are vast amounts of quality content online, which seem to be getting far too little attention.
The ultimate goal is to create a platform for bloggers to reach out to new readers, increase their profile and redirect traffic back to their blogs. The main idea is that it should be as easy as possible to post content on theblogpaper.co.uk, making it convenient to get the chance to be published (of course only if the communtiy “likes” your content).
So why print a newspaper?
Our goal is to create a simple platform for bloggers, citizen journalists, photographers and critics etc. that enables them to reach out to a new readership and gain recognition “outside their blogosphere”. On the other hand we want to publish theblogpaper in print to offer readers a weekly review of the “best content” that has been posted online, people who simply do not have the time to go through vast amounts of blogs, rss feeds and twitter updates…- ” a kind of weekly ‘best of’.”
What was your first blog?
We both blogged at some point about our work, but at the moment we do not have the time to actively maintain our blogs.
What is the biggest tip you would give to a newbie blogger?
Less is More. Focus on writing one good article every couple of days instead of 10 mediocre articles a day.
Where do you see growth in the blogging field?
Community micro blogging (communities highly specialized on specific topics.)
Where do you see growth in the publishing and printing field?
We believe that there is still growth in the free-sheet market as well as in the paid for market but only for publications such as the Guardian that maintain a “distinctive personality” and quality content.
What do you do to improve the world?
I buy local products.
What is one thing about you that not many people know?
The internet makes it rather difficult for somebody to know something that others do not know.
What’s your favorite book?
The Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr which we both read countless times. We couldn’t quite decide whether this is our “favorite” book though.
What is on your iPod?
About 6 – 8 GB of audio files.
What are your contact details (email, company, blog, facebook, myspace, forums, etc)?
What events do you go to?
I‘ve just been to the New Designers festival at London Business Design Center.
How do you prefer to communicate?
Twitter, E-mail, Facebook.
What is one thing people can do for you?
Give us feedback on theblogpaper.
Citizen Journalist and The Blog Paper founder Anton Waldburg, an Interview