What is a blog? Now many of us start it for many different reasons….But how many of us truly knows what a blog is and how to create and maintain a successful blog? I’m no blogging guru or some blog marketer. Just like you, I’m just an individual who got into blogging & taken it on as a hobby,to blog about things that catches my attention & intrigues my mind.
Not to mention there are millions of articles out there that teaches us how to create a blog & get traffic to it…And having read so many of them, it has truly tired me out.Each day, millions are creating a new blog around the world…But there are millions as well who give-up blogging each day…Why so? Has blogging lost its true essence?
There are also many so called experts and gurus who have claimed to have made lots of money through blogging….But seriously, how many of them are speaking the truth or as a matter of fact aren’t creating a computer written article to get people to sign up for their advertising programmes. I’ve also come across many new to the blogging world,and trying to find out what this whole blogging hype is about and how they can create a successful blog, hence the reason for me to create this Blogging post.
What is a Blog?
-Blogs (or Weblogs) are basically online journals or diaries which are great for sharing information and ideas. A blog is a personal diary. A pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.
As well as text, blogs often contain audio, music, images and video.
They’re also really easy to make, so you can have one even if you aren’t very technical. Anything can be posted instantly to a blog.
Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs, house blogs, fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dreamlogs. While not a legitimate type of blog, one used for the sole purpose of spamming is known as a Splog.
What Makes A Great Blog?
When reading a blog what is it people are looking for? Is it content? Is it the unique story a writer has to tell? Or, is it a combination of things?
Some people look for writing content. Others look for graphics and then some people like to go to blogs because,they can find their entertainment in video content.
Writers are in general unique by them self. Every writer has their own style when they write their own original content. At the end it is always the choice of the visitor. When they like your entertainment they will return.
If a question is raised in a specific topic, more then likely visitors return just to see if there is an answer posted. So,no matter what is presented a great blog is great when the visitor likes it.
There is no one way to write a great blog post. The best blogwriters have all found their own voice, their own techniques.You’ll do that too, but you won’t succeed right away.
The reader should be at the center of everything: the topics you choose,the way you write, what you include and what you don’t.Forget that, and you’ve made a huge mistake.
Put yourself into your writing. Let your voice speak through. Speak to the readers. Write as if you’re talking to them.
Sure, they’re not talking back, but only for the moment. Soon they will. So talk as if you’ve got their ear, and as if they’re listening but just chomping at the bit,waiting for their chance to respond.
Another thing I did was to go to my local library and borrow some great books on blogging and soon i was off on my own little blogging journey. Life is a lesson, each day is a learning experience.
Hope witting this post has given those out there a little information to help u in your own blogging journey.
Have fun blogging guys. ~Cheers~