Donald Trump Starts Blogging

Posted on August 11, 2005

Donald Trump has started a blog, called The Trump Blog, which provides business and marketing advice. The blog is part of Trump's education website called Trump University. An InformationWeek article says that if Trump is blogging then the blogosphere must have gone mainstream.
While that might seem hyperbolic in some spheres, in the blogosphere the Trump stamp of approval shouldn't be taken lightly, one analyst said. "If Donald Trump is blogging, then blogging is about as mainstream as it gets," said Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director at Jupitermedia. "What would make it really interesting is if Trump were truly embracing the media and posting every day and giving us some insight into what makes him tick."

Gartenberg pointed to the example of Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks who's also a persistent media presence. Cuban regularly weighs in on the mass media, the music industry and blogging itself on his Blog Maverick site.

"This shows that technology trends are compressing," Gartenberg added. "You didn't see 'Trump the Web site' right way. But now he's recognizing that here's a medium he can embrace to extend his message. That's a pretty strong statement from a guy who already reaches millions with his TV show. He's not someone who needs more of an audience, so there's probably a message in this for other CEOs."
Trump's blog allows comments and trackbacks which may be a good way for blogs and businesses to get noticed if Trump's blog becomes popular. The blog has been online since May, 2005.