All Things Blogging for Bloggers and Blogophiles
What is Blogging?
Blogging is publishing for the rest of us...
Anyone can write a blog, even if they don't
know the first thing about html coding and building Web sites.
You can be up and publishing a blog in under
30 minutes. No technical expertise required!
Why should you blog? Is it worth the effort?
Blogging is do-it-yourself public relations.
Whether you are :
- A consultant or a professional
- An entrepreneur or small business
- A corporate or CEO
Blogging can help you -
- Boost Your Business And Profits
- Increase Your Visibility And Search Engine Rankings
- Brand Yourself, Your Products, Your Services
- Promote Your Services To A Wider Audience
- Help You Establish Your Credibility As An Expert In Your
- Put A Human Face On Your Business
- Reach Out To Potential Customers And Stakeholders
Blogging can do all this and more... But
only when it's done right!
What Are Blogs?
Blogs are a frequent, chronological publication
of personal thoughts and Web links.
Blogs are alternatively called Web Logs or Weblogs.
However, "web log" can also mean a server's log files,
so the term "blog" is used because it is less likely
to cause confusion.
More than a list of links and less than a full-blown
zine, blogs may be hard to describe but easy to recognize. A
blog can be recognized by its format: a webpage with new entries
placed at the top, updated frequently.
Often at the side of the page is a list of links
pointing to similar sites. Some sites consist only of a weblog.
Others include the weblog as a part of a larger site. These
are a few common characteristics of a blog, but blog types may
Blogs are posts that are short, informal and
sometimes deeply personal no matter what the topic of discussion
is. They can be characterized by their conversational tone.
Some blogs provide succinct description of judiciously
selected links. Some others contain commentary and links to
the news of the day.
A few are an endless stream of blurts about
the writer's day. Others are political or intellectual commentary.
Some are hilarious and some topic driven.
One thing common about all bloggers is that
most are non-commercial and are impassioned about their subjects.
Why You Should Publish A Blog
With Weblogs becoming popular, personal websites
have become an extensions of our day-to-day lives.
Weblogs tend to be personal and immediate but
they are more simple and straightforward. People can publish
their thoughts, even for the first time, with almost no training.
Blogs are more permanent than posts to an online
discussion list, more dynamic than older-style home pages. They
are more personal than traditional journalism, and definitely
more public than diaries.
A blog is often a mixture of what is happening
in a person's life and what is happening on the Web, a kind
of hybrid diary site. So, there are as many unique types of
blogs as there are people.
Another reason why one should start blogging
is dissemination of "micro-opinions" important to
a small audience - opinions that would never make it in newspapers.
You should also consider blogging if you need
feedback from your target audience because blogs enable interaction
and invite others to reward a person's creative effort with
feedback. They weave new social networks, introducing people
with common passions.
If you have a web presence but want more than
a static homepage, if an elegant treatment of posts on a global
platform is what you require, then 'blogging' is what you need.
Blogs are the mavericks of the online world.
Two of its greatest strengths are their ability to filter and
disseminate information to a widely dispersed audience, and
their position outside the mainstream of mass media.
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