Blogging Basics 101 – Day 1

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It is dark and rainy in my little area of the world today, but it is a great day to blog!

I apologize for my tardiness in writing a new post. I have been really thinking about what type of content would be best to share for new folks online.

So…..I have decided to share what I have learned about the basics of blogging. Today, I’m just covering the very beginning of blogging.

Day 1

What, exactly is a blog?

A blog (web log) is a web page where information is shared. The information is written in posts that are displayed in reverse chronological order.

Blogs began in the late 1990’s as basically online diaries, and were a great way to connect with friends and family – especially if they lived across the globe. Web 2.0 then began to surface. Web 2.0 was not one specific technical change with websites, but rather a gradual change of the type of websites and how they are used. Instead of websites being a one-sided source of information, they are now interactive, and readers can comment back and forth and share information from the website on social media.

Why does owning a blog help you as an Internet Marketer?

  • A blog is a great way to share your passion, and to express your thoughts and opinions on certain subjects.
  • You can provide good content that will help your targeted readers.
  • Having a blog helps you to brand yourself and establish yourself as an expert in your field.
  • It is a great place to market and promote your products.
  • Having a blog is a good way to help you stay updated on new information in your niche, as you will be researching continually to provide fresh content for your readers.
  • A blog allows you to connect with others in the same niche as yourself.
  • It is possible to make money through affiliate marketing and advertisements placed on your blog. 
  • Having an opt-in page on your blog helps you to build a list.

If you are new to the Internet Marketing world, I hope this gives you a clear understanding of the importance of blogs. In my next post, we’ll explore exactly how to start a blog, and even if it is really right for you.

If you have any further ideas – pro or con about blogging, please feel free to share in the comment section.

Thank you, Rose

 

 

 

6 Comments

  • Rose

    Reply Reply June 2, 2014

    I think blogging is an essential tool for an Internet Marketer, as well as just being a great skill for anyone to have for personal interests. If you can post on a forum, or even write a letter or an email you can start to blog.

    • rosem53

      Reply Reply June 6, 2014

      I agree, Rose. Blogging is a great start for all the writing skills that we need as Internet Marketers.

      Regards, Rose

  • Hilbert

    Reply Reply July 17, 2014

    Hi Rose,

    I like the simplicity the way you provide direct meaning to the subject.
    Thus makes us readers understand easily.

    Though its a challenge for me to come up new ideas for writing on my blog,
    you surely gave your readers the idea how important it is to have their own blog.

    Cheers,
    Hilbert

    • rosem53

      Reply Reply July 24, 2014

      Yes, I definitely think it’s a priority although I’ll confess I do struggle with consistency 🙁

      Thanks for readiing Hilbert, Rose

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