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7 Reasons to Start Blogging
By Michael Fleischner | Marketing Expert, Internet Marketing Secrets*
Perhaps you've heard of blogs, maybe even read a few, but haven't started blogging yourself.
A weblog, which is usually shortened to blog, is a type of website where entries are made
(such as in a journal or diary), displayed in a reverse chronological order.
*Michael Fleischner is an Internet marketing expert, search engine optimization specialist, and
the President of MarketingScoop.com.
He has more than 12 years of marketing experience and had appeared on The TODAY Show, Bloomberg Radio,
and other major media. Visit MarketingScoop.com for
further details and more free marketing articles.
Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics,
or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines
text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.
Most blogs are primarily textual although many focus on photograph (photoblog), videos
(vlog), or audio (podcasting).
Today blogging has become a phenomenon, and for good reason. Blogs give individuals
the ability to communicate to mass audiences whenever they feel the urge in a simple
manner. This ability is what makes blogging truly unique - not requiring any technical
knowledge of web development, design, or management.
Maintaining or posting to a blog is very rewarding a carries a variety of benefits, here are just a few:
1. Blogs are easy to create. Unlike starting your own website, weblogs can be created in just a few minutes.
Sites like Blogger allow you to register and start your own blog for free. All you need is an email and a
topic to start blogging about.
2. Blogs provide a dialogue with prospects, customers, and friends. Blogs are now being used as a
communication vehicle to share important information with customers. Because blogs can be updated
in real time, businesses are finding weblogs to be one of the quickest and most accurate ways to
distribute their message.
3. Blogs are here to stay. Blogging gives you the ability to publish your thoughts in real time,
whenever and where they like. If you enjoy writing, want to share your ideas, or even learn more
about a particular subject, contribute to a blog on a regular basis. Now that blogs have become
popular, you can find blog directories that can help you locate weblogs by category. Find one
aligned to your interests and post your comments.
4. Blogs can drive traffic to your website. Using a blog, associated with a particular topic,
can drive additional traffic to your website. This is essential for anyone seeking new leads
for their business or interested in generating online sales.
The benefit of using a blog to generate traffic is that weblogs attract a different type of user -
one that is very focused on a particular subject. These users are more prone to take interest in
what you have to offer and convert into customers.
5. Blogs give you the flexibility to post whenever, wherever, 24/7. When authoring a blog, all
you need is an Internet enabled PC to post an entry. This level of flexibility removes many
of the barriers associated with traditional forms of communication. Some blogs even allow you
to make a post via email. Simply construct an email and send it to the blog address and the
result is an instant post to your blog.
6. Establish yourself as an expert. By keeping a blog up-to-date, and contributing in an area
where you have experience, you can quickly build your reputation as an expert. Once you've
establish yourself as having knowledge in a particular subject area, you can begin contributing
to other web sources such as news articles and interviews.
7. Generate Ad Revenue. The beauty of a blog is that you can attract those interested in a very
specific subject area. This is an ideal market for online pay-per-click advertising like Google
Adsense. You can easily integrate Google Adsense into your blog - many blog hosts provide it as
a built in option- and generate ad revenue. This is a great way to provide value to your readers
while generating revenue for your business.
These are just some of the benefits of creating and contributing to blogs. You will find that
weblogs are a great way to share information with others who share similar interests. Its also
a great opportunity to learn. Although I've been hosting my own blog to provide expert advice
on marketing, I have learned a great deal from others who comment on my posts. This is one of
the most rewarding aspects of creating your very own blog. So what are you waiting for, start