Why Do People Blog?

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  1. ZakShow

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    Nowadays, a lot of people are blogging and most of them are blogging for money, but there are another category of people don't know why they are blogging! I'm serious and I know some of these people, that's why I tried to get together an article where I introduced many reasons why people blog and why you should start blogging if you are not already doing!

    This thread discuss the article: Why Do People Blog?

    So, do you blog? If yes, why do you blog? It is for something already listed in the article?
     
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    Interesting post. I've often considered starting a blog to help me to improve my vocabulary. Basically as I come across new words I would post the word and it's meaning to the blog. I don't think the blog would be of interest to other people, because it could never be as good as something like dictionary.com. However, it would help my personal word power.
     
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    Well I used to blog for love of it. lol. then I discovered adsense so blogged coz of that.. and now for promoting affiliate products.
     
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    How's it working out for you?
     
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    Yes, blogs are the best way to promote affiliate products... Trust me!
     
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    I've thought of making a blog myself but never gotten to it. Maybe my desire to have a blog is not that great.

    Anyway, I guess that the people who don't blog to earn money do it just for the fun of it or they love sharing their experiences and things that they've learned to the world. In my opinion, this is all how blogging started anyway and then someone found a way to make money out of it.
     
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    What was your original motivation? Why did you want to own a blog?
     
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    Obviously the answer is to Earn Money. Sometimes, I feel like making my site about myself. And everyday update about about daily acts, works, thoughts, jokes and so on. I'd a virtual dream that whatever I do and speak will be saved somewhere. ;)

    Anyways, Interesting post.
     
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    People blog because blogging is very much popular today. Not only this, they get chance to earn such bucks too.

    Also, people advertise their sites in blogs. That's why people are blogging.
     
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    Blogs are a great way to add useful information about your products and services - they show your customers that you know about what you offer, google loves blogs - they should as they want good content, they want information that user are looking for - a good blog that well written will help any website looking to improve its search engine positions.
     
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    The basic purpose of the blog is to share the your knowledge and what are you thinking about the others this is the main purpose of blogs.
     
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    It's not in all the cases, a lot of people blog to have an authority online. This is like if we take a look at the political blogs..
     
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    Very true, a lot of bloggers do it for the prestige and as a way to express their opinions. A good quality blog helps them to be seen as an expert on their subject of interest. This may help their business or career indirectly, even if the blog itself doesn't make money.
     
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    One reason to blog is for keywords and search ranking. A blog can help very much for search optimization. It's also a great place to demonstrate your expertise in your field as you can write multiple posts. We use our blog for these reasons along with as an outlet for creativity.

    Best,
    -SpotZero
     
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    And search engines absolutley love them too.
     
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    Of course search engines loves them too because of the structure of the links and the blogging platforms especially Worpdress.
     
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    Also, you gain some traffic too when you are searched.
     
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    Yes, Now a days lots and lots of people start a blog, some of them do so for sharing there personal talks and some of them do so for earning money.

    That is a good way to earn with, like affiliates or Google Adsense or Paid ads or banner ads or links or selling blog rolls or selling blog posts can earn in.

    Some people also start a blog for improving vocabulary like Fergal :D
     
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    Selling paid posts and paid reviews is another way that blog owners can earn good revenue, if their blog becomes popular and respected.
     
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    yes, absolutely but if you sell paid blogposts and blogrolls with the dofollow attribute you are in a risk to get banned from search engines and especially Google.. Like John Chow case!
     

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