My college English students are all experimenting with blogging, and many of them want to know why. Here is guidance from previous posts on this blog:
What is a blog and WHY should I do one?
Why do people read blogs?
What should your first blog post be about?
Should you set up your …
Time for new student bloggers and the typical questions: “How do I get more readers?” and “How do I get people to comment?”
My standard answers have been these three:
1) Comment on other people’s blogs
2) Announce your new posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
3) Add a user-friendly comment device [don’t make …
What can I do to get my blog noticed?
That question was answered in a blog April 25, 2009– two days after I first started my own blog — from Problogger.net, probably the best resource for info on blogging.
“Adding comments on other blogs, especially the most popular ones, is a great …
Yes, a blog is definitely a great way to promote a business online these days – now that everyone can become a publisher at NO cost, or a relatively low one. Anyone with an Internet connection can post his or her thoughts, opinions, and activities on the Global Whiteboard to …
When deciding if you, too, should become a blogger, then tons of questions come to mind — and one of the first should be “Why do people read blogs?”
After all, if you are going to spend time and energy writing on the Global Whiteboard, you do want readers. So your …
NOTE: This article is being republished for my online students in the course Social Media for Journalists:
Every new enterprise — whether it’s a new project, new class, new relationship, or a new business — begins with some degree of Confusion. The key to getting past the initial uncertainties is to …
My most recent blogging workshop gathered together a dozen participants with a wide range of experience and understanding of social media — from some attendees who weren’t quite sure what a blog was to a few people with active, sophisticated websites.
What they all shared, however, was the question about whether …
Q: Why do you want to blog?
A: Because it’s new and I want to do it.
Q: What do you want to blog about?
A: I don’t know. You tell me.
Blogging is a power strategy for Content Marketing, i.e., communicating about yourself and/or your company to win friends, followers, clients, and customers.
“Blogging is a way to share your thoughts, knowledge and information like never before. We blog for many reasons which are unique to us as people, but yet share a community that is a part of us.” — Suzanne Vara
Suzanne Vara is one of my new online friends/collaborators/role models, whom …
Lots of people considering social media strategies for business and personal reasons [like job seeking] may not fully appreciate the value of blogging.
Is Blogging Worth all That?
Absolutely, according to Dean Guadagni, Social Media Marketing/Director at Inner Architect and source for two of my previous articles — Networking …