Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Blog Blogger For Business Pleasure or Both
Blog Blogger For Business Pleasure or Both, so why do we Blog?
Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams! Today we will consider Blogs, and Blogging. Why choose to Blog?
There are many reasons that many of us Blog. It's a great way to express yourself, and your experiences of different subjects. The subjects chosen to Blog about are of your choice, your interests, what you like, what you don't like, and sometimes is for your business too. There are many things, and many areas, and it is your choice. You could Blog about vintage, collectibles, repurposed, upcycled, junking, restoring, thrifting, crafting, handmade, homemade, collectors, dealers, sellers, stores, online sales, arts, political, business of interest, your business, and etc. See how the list could go on forever? Some use Blogs as their diary, a journal, and there are some that also do it for money too.
From research I did find that Search Engines serve up web pages, and not just websites. Every Blog post creates a new page everytime you post something. Making these pages can help you do well within your rankings of searches. You know, there are some websites that also include a Blog too. It's an idea to consider, and is one I have tried to implement myself with my website....always a working progress there. Google likes content, and Blogs give a new page all the time with a post that is sharing new content. A Blog post = web page, and web page = search opportunity.
Many Blogs describe things in depth that are of interest to you, and your audience that you attract. This is a tool that lets you get new content out continuously, or as often as you choose to post. Both your website viewers, and the search engines will see this, get notice of it, and can pick up on it too. As many know Blogging can be used as a hobby, and for many of us it is used as a business venture, or something to help with our sales. Blogging keeps growing as Social Media keeps growing. Over time many realize it is not just for professional writers, marketers with a product or service to sell, but for many reasons that are of our choice. It is very suitable for anyone with stories, or ideas that want to be shared too.
3 Things You Will Need For Business Blogging:
• Use the Right Platform
There are many platforms that can be chosen from to use, and everyone will have their own preferences of what they will use, and what works for them. Many use Blogger because it has been known to be a little bit easier to work with. There are also quite a few people who will use Wordpress too. With Wordpress you get more plug-ins to work with that allow you to do more with your pages. Weebly is another place that is free not only for using as a website, but also for your Blog too. If you have not decided on a platform I recommend you research it a bit. Remember to find one that works for you, your needs, and what you are comfortable with as that is what will work for you.
• Own Your Own Domain
You want to be able to Blog from your own property. Also, if you would decide that you want to move to another platform this will allow you to retain all of your inbound links that you have gathered over time too. With research I had seen it suggested to use your .com or maybe even your .net for Blogging. For me I use my .com for my main landing page of LilacsNDreams, and I also have a .com that goes to my LilacsNDreams Shoppe page for my pictures, and collections of items for sale. Go Daddy makes it really easy to direct your domain, and when need be to redirect it if you want to move it too. Was a life saver for me when I lost my other Blog, and with rebuilding this one.
• Be Committed With Blogging
Yes, Blogging can take time to get seen by others, heard of by others, to get followers, getting comfortable with topics you would like to discuss and share, and just to find what works for you. When you Blog put your own character into it. Allow people to feel who you are. This is how they get to know you, to like you, wanting to share with you, sharing your links to others, hopefully some will become your friends, and also for some of us to have goals of them becoming customers who will want to buy from us too.
I have seen many times noted that an average of Blog posts done for the week should be at least 2-3 times per week. Oh, I know, where do you find the time to do ALL of this? Don't worry, we all go through this, and do find our way with it too. As for Me I do use other social network services such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and belong with different social medias. Honestly I spend more time with my Blog than I do with other places. I like to Blog, enjoy doing it, and also like researching with some of the topics I would like to share too. Whether it is something for business, maybe something I have learned or read, or even a little bit about Me I enjoy it. After all, a little bit of something shared is better than nothing too, right?
Time for me to slow this down a bit here, and not get ahead of myself. No reason to cram it all in at once, right? There is always tomorrow, or another day this week to share more. I have done some research with Blogging. I have found that it is becoming more popular to use, and also that some people will turn to Blogging more than just socializing too. Work with it, takes some time, but I have also seen many who have made their Blogs into their websites as well too. Just all depends on your goals, what you want, where you are going, and so on.
Create content that will help encourage people to find you, link to you, link to your Blog, and will want to share your Blog with others as well. Like anything else taking that first step is always the questionable one, but once you do it, and find your way that works for you . . . It feels good, and becomes enjoyable too. It becomes a habit. . . LOL:)
Hope this has helped some of you, and if you have any questions please never hesitate to ask either. If you have something to share you are more than welcome to leave your comments to share with us too. Keep it clean, be nice:) and please remember that everyone has their own opinions of things too.
Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams everyone, and as always hope you enjoyed your visit with Me. You are always welcome to drop on in anytime. Take care, and have a wonderful day. See you again soon. Till then, Be Safe!