Why in the world Do People Blog?
Blogging has become a way of life for many people in our society as we become increasingly connected through the internet. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the word blog, it is short for “web log”. According to Wikipedia. org, a blog is defined as a website that is maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.
- To disseminate information on topics that interest them
If you are an expert in a particular topic of interest, and you would like to educate others about that topic, blogging is a great way to do it. Generally black cube there is no cost involved in setting up a blog (i. e. Blogger. com is an excellent site where one can set up a free blog site) and you have the potential to reach a lot more people by the internet than you would if wrote a physical book or magazine article. Besides, blogging also gives you the opportunity to give updates about your topic as often as your desire.
- To express opinions and thoughts on topics of interest
We all have opinions on just about everything, such as current events or topics of interest. What better way to express those opinions by creating a blog? A blog does not have to be created by an individual; it can also be created by an entity, such as TV or news program where viewers have the opportunity to send in emails about what was discussed on the air. These emails are then posted on the Tv show or news blog for all to see. This in turn gives people a platform to comment on each others’ emails or blog posts.
- To create a personal journal or diary about their everyday lives
In some ways, blogging can be considered a computerized way of keeping a personal journal or diary. Before computers were in existence, people used to keep written diaries that contained entries of their most private and personal thoughts. The problem with written diaries is that they will never be read by anyone else unless the author physically gives it to someone to read. A blog on the other hand, can be read by millions of people.
The majority of us will never become a famous celebrity where the media will serve as the vehicle that would document what we think and what we do. Instead, blogging gives people the chance to get to know each other by just talking about the everyday little things that matter most. Blogging can provide an opportunity for people to create a snapshot about themselves for years to come.
Should everyone create a blog? Well, that is a personal decision — I think it depends on what you want the blog for. If you have a passion about something and you want the world to know about it, then blog. If you have a business and you want to keep in close contact with your customers by giving them the opportunity to express their thoughts about your product or service, then blog. If you want the world to know your most intimate and private thoughts because you think that your thoughts are important enough, then blog. I started blogging because I want people to have something to remember me by. My blog will serve as a snapshot of who I am and what I did in my life. There are millions of blogs on the internet today; if you make the decision to create one more, it will most likely capture the interest of someone else.
Deidre Bourne is a relatively new internet marketer/home-based businesswoman who is interested in networking and communicating with others who share an interest in self improvement, home based businesses and/or real estate mortgage notes. I also like to write articles that serve as a source of information, hope and inspiration to others. My goal is to reach out and connect with as many people as possible to exchange ideas and learn from one another.