Whether one writes or reads baseball blogs, it is undeniable that baseball blogging has revolutionized the way that baseball is approached and viewed. The massive amounts of information have helped to propel baseball into a new era of discussion and analysis, both at the fan end of the spectrum and at the baseball operations end of the spectrum. - By Evan Brunell, MVN, The Last Page, The Power of Blogging
Although this article isn’t anything new if you are a baseball blogger or junkie reader, and there’s the irony that because of blogs, ESPN is a site I no longer read, Evan Brunnel’s piece is definitely worth checking out.
I'm also glad David Pinto's blog, Baseball Musings, got a well-deserved mention. He does an excellent job as a one stop shopping for articles of interest and in fact, is how I found this article.
As far as what’s ahead with baseball blogging, I’d like to see more blogs that cover the history of the game. From what I have seen, there are very few out there.
A history blog could really find a niche. From my experience of talking with SABR members, I know there’s a number of them who possess specialized knowledge of some aspect of baseball history. My guess as to why these folks don’t blog is that they are intimidated by the technology and the writing aspect of it.
My advice is don’t be. While having scanned items, photos, graphs, polls and video are a growing aspect with some blogs, the written word, for the most part, is still the most valuable player.
History blogs face the challenge of not being able to write every day. But if you have something interesting to say, you'll get some readers.