What is a Blog?
What is this thing they call a blog? Well there are many definitions and naturally with all things on the internet, things have evolved over the last few years. But to start with let us consider this definition.
A blog to me is a website that maintains an on-going chronicle of information which should be updated frequently by the blogger.
It could contain journal type commentary, niche-specific articles, or posts which link to other websites, articles, videos and resources, that may be of interest to the reader.
Blogs traditionally represented the personality of the blogger and whilst this is still true, many blogs are now used in a business-like manner to create a brand, to market products, services and to build communities and relationships with customers and business partners.
Why you need a blog TODAY!
You should think of your blog as your central hub or your home – a place where everyone from all areas of your life can find you and find out about you. If you are building a blog for business purposes then each blog post offers vital information on areas of your business or industry. Furthermore blog posts are dramatically less expensive than newspaper, magazine, radio, TV or web banner advertisements and the people that visit your blog will usually already be interested in what you have to offer.
Blogs present an eternal advertisement, which unless deleted or edited will live forever online. Overtime your blog will become your showcase and portfolio of work and evidence of your expertise and credibility.
Blogs are extremely social allowing the creation of a community of followers who will actively comment on your posts. Whilst many people thought, the traditional blog presence would demise with the advent of micro-blogging platforms like twitter and social networks such as facebook, savvy bloggers have embraced the arrival of web 2:0 technologies integrating social media links and tools to be used in conjunction with social media platforms.
If you are considering starting a blog here are my top 6 reasons why you should invest in a self hosted blog.
1. Having a yourname.com website, shows professionalism and does wonders for your reputation
2. You own your website and are in complete control, you don’t have to worry about your website and all its content disappearing.
3. Self hosted blogs such as WordPress are Search Engine Optimisation friendly.
4. Plugins and Widgets are easy to install and help you achieve basically anything you can think of!
5. You can integrate with other social media platforms
6. If you get really good at blogging you could even sell your blog for a quick buck!
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