Blogging is something that everyone talks about these days. Some people even consider it their job to blog. In fact, I have a friend of mine that hosts a running blog, she gets free entries to 5ks and marathons on a regular basis just by blogging about the event before and afterwards. Kind of cool, right?
Before we dive into all the great things blogging can do for you, we need to understand what blogging really is, first!
What is a Blog?
According to Wikipedia, “A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first).” Essentaially, it’s an easy way to get/give information and have that information stay up to date by the newly added content being the most available.
Where do you Blog?
The most popular platform for blogging currently is WordPress, hands down! The community for development within WordPress is extremely vast. You receive regular updates to security, interface design, and stability. Meaning…WordPress is usually on top of any kind of issue that someone can come up with or find within their interface. Other Blogging platforms that people use are: Blogger, Tumblr, Active Rain, and Joomla, but that’s just to name a few.
How do you Blog?
Regularly! Forming a routine and having a common theme that your blog will cover is important! Want to get followers or regular readers? You need to be dependable! In order to blog, you literally just need to have a topic to write about and a fluid enough writing style that will enable someone to stick with you throughout the entire article and actually read it. If they leave a comment/response…You’re doing GREAT!
Why should you Blog?
Blogging will help keep your website from being what we like to call “static”. Static means that your website is never-changing. If your site never has new content, why would I want to come back to it once I have gotten what I originally wanted from it? You have to consistently keep providing a reason for your reader to keep coming back. Blogging is the easy way to do this.
Ready to get Blogging?
We will go more into depth about what the real benefits of blogging on your website are, but for now, this is just the beginning! Come back to continue learning! 🙂