Three Types of Countries That Tend to Have Strong Blogging Cultures
Certain types of countries tend to have strong blogging cultures.
Firstly, countries whose media laws are reasonable tend to have strong blogging cultures. On the other hand, countries whose media laws are very restrictive tend to have weak blogging cultures. There is always a fear, in such countries, that blogging could land one in trouble. So people tend to avoid blogging, and the few blogs that exist tend to be less than vibrant. Thus, for instance, while China has the highest number of people on the earth, we have very few notable bloggers coming from there. People are simply afraid of ending up being branded ‘dissidents’ on account of their blogging work, and ending up in sticky situations: so they just avoid blogging, and those who do so come up with very bland content.
Secondly, countries whose educational systems are well developed tend to have strong blogging cultures. People in these countries are capable of expressing themselves well in writing. They are also capable of carrying out online debates. And this is what leads to the strong blogging cultures.
Thirdly, countries whose ICT infrastructure is well developed tend to have strong blogging cultures. In a country where Internet connectivity is through fiber, you will tend to have a stronger blogging culture than in a country where Internet connectivity is through satellites.