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Feb 17

Blogging 101

I have heard of blogging, but what is it?

Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard about blogs and blogging. I cannot tell you how many businesses feel intimidated about having a blog – just the thought of writing for it sends them over the edge.

There is a lot of confusion out there about what blogging really means – even now. Very simply put blogging is a way of sharing information over the Internet for work, pleasure or both..

‘Blogging’ is the action of posting a message on a blog.

A ‘blogger’ is the person posting the message. Many blogs also allow you to put pictures and receive feed-back from readers.

WHAT ARE BLOGS ABOUT?

Blogs can be about anything. They are generally based on a particular topic or an individuals own thoughts and opinions. They often contain direct links to other related sites and are frequently free to operate. They require little knowledge to set up and are simple to update.

The wonderful thing about blogs is that there are virtually no restrictions on what it can be used for. It is a great way for a business to post updates and data to inform the public, employees or other interested parties.

If you are looking into become an affiliate for various products or websites then a blog is the perfect venue to tell people about these products and services.

IS A BLOG GOOD FOR MY BUSINESS? Are you kidding??

There is nothing like a blog to build your reputation as an expert in your field.

If you need to build better relationships with your current customers – a blog is a great way to post the latest information about your business as well as providing your customers ideas about how to use products and services you have.

If you want to gain interest from other media outlets or potential customer you would clearly benefit from starting a blog.

Most importantly linking from your blog to your website will create traffic from search engines and potential customers.

You can even add a subscription form to your blog so that interested readers can immediately be emailed when you make a post.

YOU CAN CREATE A BLOG FOR FREE!

There are many free blog hosting sites. If you are a small business you may want the convenience and ease of using one of these. If you search for free blog hosting you will come up with many free blog hosting services some of the most popular of these are.

Two of the most popular are:

Blogger

Word Press
There are others that are minimal in cost – and are preferred by many one such blogging site is:

Type Pad
Blogs are one of the simplest ways of establishing an online presence. Most blog hosts will provide you with  templates. They also provide easy to understand instructions for creating your posts along with options such as allowing comments from readers or uploading photos.

The wise decision of having a blog for your business actually depends on you. It does take time and effort but many business owners find it a great way to market their business websites.

Once you do establish your blog you will be amazed at how easy it becomes to post articles of interest – and updated information about your business.

With the popularity of blogs on the Internet it seems that you may be missing the boat if you do not at least check out what having a blog could mean for you and your business!

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3 comments

  1. Contessa Waeyaert

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  2. Birthing Videos

    This sort of data need to be valued by every person – it is something that I believe we can all draw upon. I extremely a lot like the theme you’re utilizing right here which I think is wordpress isn’t it? I have been looking all around for some thing simular but have yet to locate one thing suitable for my website. I looked at the link on your footer and will try and download a copy of it for myself – thanks.

  3. pamela

    Yes this is a wordpress blog – you can usually download the application through your host. If not Google wordpress and sign up.

    Thanks for the comment!

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