Blogging? Again?

Blogging may be something you have heard about but have not actually seen and read.

What are blogs?
Blogs are web logs that are regularly updated, some even daily. They consist of information that is related to a certain topic. In some cases, blogs are used as daily diaries about people’s personal lives, political views and commentaries. Simply put, blogs can be made into whatever the author wants them to be.

What is the origin of blogging?
Blogs can be traced back to the 1990’s. Who started them is not known. Although it started during that time, it was in 1999 the general computer population got into blogging. The first blogs were just personal commentaries and web tours. It is ironic that these blogs were initially thought of as diaries or journals online. But now, they have turned into the latest web content that is being done by just about anyone.


What is the importance of blogging?
For the individuals, blogging is a trendy and fun thing to do. You get to write what you want, add some pictures into it and put links that are related and useful to the message you want to share.

But for businesses, blogs are the answer to getting back the customers that they used to have by presenting them with new and fresh contents not seen anywhere else. It is a fact that content is very important for an online business. Not only because they are the ones being found by search engines for site optimization, but also they give visitors a reason to come back to get more information.

What are some types of blogs?

  1. The business/professional blogs. These kinds of blogs allow businesses to tell their customers and potential customers about the latest news or updates in their industry. This is also where they can catch up on the development being done in their business. If these blogs are updated daily, it increase the chance a search engines will spider them. This also increases the page rank of a certain site because they are submitted to blogging directories.
  2. Personal blogs. Just about anyone can write this kind of blog. This is where people get to share their ideas, thoughts and everything else they want other people to read about. Some of these blogs are not into page ranks and search engine optimization. They may be just for fun or informational purposes.

What is the most widely used type of blogging?
The most widely used blogs are the business blogs. It seems that companies and businesses have already realized the benefits they can get from blogging and is making them a substantial part of their growth. To use blogs for business purposes, you first have to know how it can benefit you. It would be best if you have a schedule made and stick with it. Let your readers know what your blogs are all about and when to expect them. Blogs can give valuable supplemental content and attention to areas of businesses that you want to highlight. You get to direct and guide your readers on your blogs.

What things are needed in creating a blog?
Nowadays, there are a variety of tools that can be used in creating blogs. It is advisable to use the standard html version for security reasons. Creating a blogs depends on how simple or complex the information and presentation of your blog page. Updating is as easy as typing an email. All you need is to put in the content and send it to the web server. Once you complete the update, it is directly printed on your page and displayed there for an amount of time.

What are other advantages of blogging?
While you may originally create a blog for your existing customers, you may find that you are able to attract more and new customers by writing about your expertise in a specific field. There are many websites that act as “blog search engines”. Be sure to submit your sites to these websites to boost your exposure. This will also help with your page rank and possibly increase the possibility of you getting a respectable ranking with Google.

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