Websites, in the 1990’s started popping up known as “web logs”. This term eventually became “blogs”. These blogs in the internet arena are different posts; ranging from commentary, information, news and just experiences, a diary or journal one might say.
Corporations or companies may use blogging for a couple of reasons; providing company news, what the latest product is or what is up and coming in the company or just customer feedback or reviews.
The online marketer or home business guru uses blogging as a primary vehicle for making money from home. Usually the advertisements on the blogger’s site will provide the owner of that ad or site money for every click someone makes on the ad. Imagine thousands of clicks from visitors daily, this can add up to a very profitable home business.
Other reasons for a blog is perhaps people just want to share their experiences in life, share their likes as in hobbies, their dreams, beliefs, daily life, just sharing. Additionally, some bloggers are collectors; they have valuable information that they want to share or are in need of information from other sources or bloggers.
The higher quality of information you post the more interest you will gain. Post content that is not only interesting to you, but will be interesting to your fellow bloggers. Your post must also be frequent. Do not post content just to be posting. Make your posts interesting with photos, videos and graphics keeping in mind you want to make sure your blogs are also “reader friendly”. Be yourself…you want to engage your readers; share personal, funny experiences. Add “how tos”, tips for your successes.
The more the merrier…blog readers are always looking for fresh, new info and valuable content. If you supply this, and continue to provide good and valuable content people will continually return to see what else you have. By them returning and returning this shows that you are an “authority” and people look up to “authority”.
Sign up for different social networks. Many blog entries can be found on Twitter or Facebook. These networks are very easy to sign up on and are “free”. Make friends is the name of the game. Blog on other people’s blogs. If you look, you may even find an old friend from the past that you have wondered what they are up to. Remember when you used to call them on the phone and talk for hours…well, now you can talk to them and catch up on what they are doing now and not cost you that long distance call. At the same time, someone that has been looking for you may join conversation. Your goal is to gain trustworthy readers. Bloggers are “hungry” for valuable content.
Building links from other websites will make it easier for the search engines to find you. This will therefore get more blog traffic to your site through search engine results pages. When your get that blog traffic make sure that people subscribe to your blog via the RSS. RSS is in your blog site when it is develop. This can be a very powerful tool.
Think of a blog as a conversation. If you are on someone’s blog and have quality content to add, by all means, make contributions to their blog. Participation (or interaction) in their conversations can eventually lead them to your blog site. Usually you can leave your e-mail address and a link back to your website.
Therefore, in summing up, a blog is really just a special kind of website that allows you to easily add content, and get other people from anywhere to take in and relate with your content on the internet.