Thursday, December 14

Why Start a Blog And What to Blog About?

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Why do you blog ?

When this subject of what topic to blog comes up,one can  go on forever trying to decide on what best subjects to  write and blog about!

 It all boils down to the blogger themselves. What the main objective or intent is when the decision to start a blog is made!

That in itself has few main motives ,whether be it for the purpose of just sharing thoughts and opinions, or whether it is to air a point of view not shared by many,  to educate  , amuse or entertain vis prose. There are so many talented and creative writers with a gift for using words to stimulate , inspire , paint a picture with words and usually it comes with a strong  desire to share their creative visions and thus satisfy their hunger for a stage to launch their expressions , and what better way is there to satisfy this craving to express their ideas , thoughts , insights , perceptions of live as they view it!  Blogs are  ideally suited for that very purpose , thank God for the internet.!

The creative writers! 

    To be able to pen thoughts onto words and for those words to be reconverted  onto thoughts or mental imagery by  the reader ,emotionally is a gratifying feeling for the original creator to say the least,  and if an word expressionist is articulate enough in their prose to gain an appreciative audience or following , attracted or entertained or stimulated by the way thoughts are presented or how words are used to create visions or stir emotions , its like an  ultimate reward for the author , emotionally !

  If it werent for the internet , its  near impossible even for the highly creative and talented writers to put forth their works , to be read and enjoyed by many , it factors on luck ,opportunity and personal social connections of the authors.Only God knows before the era of internet, how many works of artistic or educational and entertaining  merit lies some hidden place on a shelve or drawer gathering dust because the authors were unable to get it published, and thus  some just passed on , gave up creating ,disillusioned ,discouraged by the thought that their heartfelt prose cannot be shared!

   But with the internet,and ease in which to set up a blog, authors can now showcase or convert their   heartfelt emotions , thoughts or desire to use words to form , to express , to exhibit , to shout out , hitherto their pent up creative emotions ,skillfully crafting or sculpting words,constructed in a way that  vicariously or lividly depict their thoughts and are able to publish without obstacle, giving access to all who know to seek out their interest online, creative prose  with potential exhibition to thousands who share a common interest in the views aired or the visionary images made by these works of artistic articulateness of words.! 

    Works which would have gone  unnoticed ,unappreciated and undeservingly , fading away without even being read by those who would have been genuinely appreciative of the creation in question if only they were to know of its existence! Seems a shame.

 Blogs are like canvasses for the artistically inclined writers to express their artform!

   and now these creative words’ craftmen can have a personal  blog as a  platform to launch into cyberspace and immortalize their works and the really good ones will eventually be noticed as their prose gains more followers from word of mouth of an appreciative audience directing interested readers to their articles,gradually building momemtum if the authors are prolific and consistent enough to sustain their writings and postings on their blogs!

     And  for those who loves to read expressive words and know how to seek out  such works of art online, they will be rewarded , their thirst for an uplifting emotional or even for some ,a spiritual experience , satiated , as they discover such works of words that provides  that gratification.!

    So what to write about in a blog?

Possibilities on subjects are endless. Thousands of potential topics that can be dealt with creatively. Niche topics.

  Whether the objective is to satisfy a personal thirst or desire to share creative prose or on another level, many blog mainly for the monetary incentive , no desire to be read and appreciated as a creative author but focusing on posting subjects that are of immensely popular interests  to  the general public that may gain a significant number of  readers and followers commonly interested in subject matter and indirectly gaining revenue from advertisers placing adds on the articles featured on the blogs.!

   Motivations to blog has many variations. which influences the choices of what to write about! Can be focused mainly on some very specific topic like Pet care , Health issues, food recipes, sports ,weight lost,stamina building .

     Internet marketing or earning money online seems to be the most popular blogging topic of all.

       Blogging  boils down to Passion or Revenue as the priority!

 There are bloggers who just pen down their thoughts without consideration of generating revenue,sole objective is to be read and appreciated , and hence  their rewards is the satisfaction  of having  readers who enjoy their writings.

    There are bloggers whose sole purpose is fully motivated by the income earning ability of the topics they treat in their blogs.!

  Former group of bloggers are the creative bunch ,who may go into the fiction genre , short stories, true life stories,celebrity gossip, political commentary , poetry , compilation of song lyrics  from latest releases to rare hard to find songs from decades past, blogs about collectibles,personal hobbies,posting of pics or videos ,

 using their blogs as a stage to launch their  expressions of dissatisfaction on the establishment, views,personal or political , networking , dispensing vocal opinions or unsolicited advice, remarking on state of affairs, general or personal , criticising individuals , companies or goverment ministries,          

    Or they can be blogging for fun ,a recreational activity or pastime, posting own individual profiles for interested parties to see and share. General commentaries on personal lives adventures or misadventures , Basically just having fun , interacting with friends or social networking on the international internet  social scene,to meet new acquaintances online who mutually follows each other’s  blog postings on whatever topics the bloggers feels like writing about! Making the world a smaller and friendlier place,when bloggers of the international community all meet and greet online,voicing opinions, at just the click of a mouse instantly. 

     Whatever subject a blog is on,with millions of internet users worldwide,there is an audience with common views on the topic,who will readily read what one has to say on the subject,just have to learn how to seek them out to present your blog articles.

     And  surprisingly despite being a secondary or incidental reason

for starting the blog,some blogs have emerged successfully generating passive revenue because of the subjects discussed in the blog that attracted a huge interest and following, which would indirectly lead some readers to click and view advertisements posted in the blog that earns the blog owner some residue income.

  Especially when controversial topics are discussed or debated on the blog ,might be political or celebrity,or a heated personal debate over some non issue  that somehow attracted attention and interest and lead some to join in the fray.!

     Anything is possible on the internet ! Controversy always generates interests ,and there are hundreds of topics that are in fact controversial ,from sexual affiliations to gender bashing ,racial bias to religious extremism. Issue over drugs or substance abuse, child abuse , discriminations , exploitations , human rights, scandals ,violence ,crime etc etc.

      Or there are less serious and light hearted subjects like entertaiment topics, TV shows ,gossip about celebrities sheenanigans , escapades ,rich and famous people , delicious and exotic food or places,strange and beautiful critters, good sources of fuel for something to post about and mull over!

               Blogging objective mainly to earn residue income!

   And then there are the bloggers whose main aim is to make money with their blogs so  postings will be  about online money programs , GPTs (GetPaidTo), that incentivizes members to refer new members, these blogs will be chocful of referral links and paragraphs encouraging the reader to click on the link and join the program to earn money online and at the same time earning the blogger referral credits,  paragraphs detailing dozens of these money programs explaining how revenue is generated from joining these sites,and also having advertisers from few advertising sites inserting adds in the blogs to earn additional passive income from visitors clicking on the adds. 

   Be assured that all the articles will be about making money online and which program is recommended and so on!

  There are endless blogs that deals exclusively in dispensing advice on how to make money online ,work at home tips, latest must join money programs to earn, constantly updating and adding on theses residue money earners on the internet and explaining how they function to earn members money, some of these blogs have very useful information like alerting surfers to scams or discussing some particular controversial site or pointing out some successful legitimate earning sites worthwhile joining ,but yet there are known to be blogs that actually prey on unsuspecting inexperienced newbies seeking to learn how to earn online,directing them to useless programs that fleeces money more than they make for the members, which ironically is how these blogs earn money for their owners.

       It is serious business monetizing your blogs, successful blogs usually focus on a certain topic and specialize in the  particular subject matter,constantly posting ,updating articles in a frequency that can sustain the interest of the blogs followers and at the same time gradually build up or increase the member base of followers.

 Subjects like Pet care , pet health and nutrition , pregnancies and related issues , holistic medicine or preventive medicine , training articles on simple skills like origami , or cooking recipes ,exclusive food niches,’these HOW  TOs’blogs   if written well and updated regularly can generate a good following by interested parties who needs or finds the information extremely useful in their environments.’

    Bloggers apart from advertising revenue,may also be able to earn 

 residue income from sites that trades in products or services related to the blog’s featured main topic ,when the blog owners sign up as affiliates with these sites and insert the site’s links in the blog and  interested readers can be directed to these sites to visit and if they make  purchases ,commissions is credited to the blog owners.

   The trick is to figure out what information will be well received and has potential to create a substantial following because of the particular informative topic dealt with in the blog. Then its highly important to focus on the one topic and not be sidetracked and concentrate on building up useful and always relevant information of the subject that informs ,updates ,  educates or at least entertains readers. Information is a  commodity that can be effectively bought or sold for revenue, knowledge is power and knowhow on tricks of the internet trade can be financially rewarding.

    Every subject has interested readers looking for that bit of informative tips on how to improve or do something. There are literally thousands of topics to decide on but it will be a wiser selection to start blogging on a topic you may be quite familiar with already and expand from there! 

    Whatever information is presented ,if presented well and entertainingly written,will gain subscibers keen to follow the postings relevant to their interests.It doesnt really matter how skillful or knowledgeable you are on the topic,because even if you have partial knowledge,just surf the internet to fill the gaps. 

   Thats the advantage,being able to present all relevant information in one site so that the reader doesnt need to waste time with search engines when the info can be found in the blog with a mere click.!

   The work of compiling relevant information of subject matter is predone! 

    And readers are appreciative of these conveniences!

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