What is a blog?
A blog is a type of website that is updated regularly with new content. Most blogs contain short, informal articles called blog posts. These posts usually contain some combination of text, photos, videos, and other media. At its core, a blog is just a website that you can create to record and express your opinions, experiences, and interests.
Why People Blog
Blogging has come to stay in the schemes of affairs of people’s daily lives; from those trying to express their emotions and/or passions, those trying to teach a skill, to those willing to make a living from blogging. And most of these wishes have found answers in blogging.
Here are some of the most common responses bloggers why people blog:
- To share their experiences and expertise
- To speak up about an issue they care about
- To become more involved with their hobbies and passions
- To be part of a community
- To advance their career or start a career in writing
- To keep their family and friends updated about their lives.
No matter what their main reason for blogging is, most bloggers have at least one thing in common: They're passionate enough about a topic to write about it over and over again, usually for free.
Blogging for money
Another reason some people blog is to make money. People make money from their blogs by hosting advertisements, selling products, or publishing their blog posts in the form of a book or printed articles.
The media often reports on bloggers who have done this successfully, turning their blogs into careers and even a book and movie deals. While it's fine to try to earn money from blogging, you should be aware that these success stories are very rare.
You may see advertisements for services that promise to help you make your blog profitable with little effort. However, making money this way is not as easy as it may seem. Many bloggers write for years without ever earning a kobo from their blogs. Keep this in mind as you begin blogging.
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