What is a Blog?
Blah Blah Blog…Blah Blah Blog – you hear it all the time, read my blog, follow my blog, but have you ever wondered … what exactly is a blog?
A Blog is simply a web log or an online diary.
In Elementary School I had a small green diary in which I wrote everyday. It had a small lock and key and I hid it between the boxspring and mattress so that my nosy little sister wouldn’t find it. I didn’t want her to read what I ate for breakfast, even though she had the same thing, and I definitely didn’t want her to know what class I cut or which boy I liked, it was my private and personal thoughts.
Believe it or not, I still have that diary but even though I don’t write in it anymore, I do write on my blog almost everyday and there is no lock and key, it’s online for the entire world to see or at least a few hundred, thousand or million people (#Iwish)
Why do people blog?
People blog for various reasons, it can be to educate, entertain, explain or just to express thoughts and ideas. Blogging is a great way to share and virtually meet-up with others who have similar interests. There are no technical skills required and all you need is a computer and access to the internet. A blog becomes your own personal mini media outlet that will live on long after you have gone on!
We all do! If you are active or have participated on any social media platform, “liked”, “shared”, “tweeted”, “pinned” or posted a pic then you are a blogger. All of the social media platforms are considered microblogging websites with Twitter being the most popular.
Anyone can blog, women, men, young, old, teachers, preachers, teens, tweens and anyone in between. You don’t have to have a college degree or even a GED, but you do have to have a love for writing. However, just because everyone can blog doesn’t mean everyone should blog.
CHECK IT OUT – TEST THE WATERS
DON’T JUMP IN HEAD FIRST – BE PREPARED
WILL YOU SINK OR SWIM?
Think about your end game, where do you want to be at the end of the first year, or even 5 years from now. Once you have decided that you want to start a blog there are a few things to consider before publishing your first post.
In the next few posts, we will discuss Choosing Your Niche, the 3-P’s, 3-C’s and the ABC’s of blogging. Make sure to check my Youtube videos for more on this topic (don’t laugh, these are old videos)
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