Sunday, January 20, 2013

What Is A Blog?

What is a blog? As a newcomer, I see blog as finish digital written product of what you're thinking to convey to your online audience presented in a platform like what you're seeing right now. I would say, whatever you're doing or thinking right now, you can express it by writing it in a blog. Each one of us has something to share and could own a blog.

Our friends' ideas what blog is:

There are all sorts of blogs out there, some for personal use, business, hobby, interest, travel, food, recipes, pleasure, topics of the world, issues, life, advertising, writing about a product, introducing an artist and getting yourself out there for the world to know about you and who you are and what your purpose of a blog is.  TALINORFALI

Blogs are usually (but not always) written by one person and are updated pretty regularly. Blogs are often (but not always) written on a particular topic – there are blogs on virtually any topic you can think of. From photography, to spirituality, to recipes, to personal diaries to hobbies – blogging has as many applications and varieties as you can imagine. Whole blog communities have sprung up around some of these topics putting people into contact with each other in relationships where they can learn, share ideas, make friends with and even do business with people with similar interests from around the world. PROBLOGGER

A blog is basically a type of website, like a forum or a social bookmarking site. As such it is defined by the technical aspects and features around it, and not by the content published inside it. DailyBlogTips

Why people do blogging? One reason is personal: hobby, views, ideas, cause, drive, interest, event, opinion, issues and so many personal things to inspire people to start a blog. But for me, the most driving force why people blog nowadays is the huge potential income on it. Even big companies are now having their own blog pages on their websites.

So for us interested individuals, the question is: Is there really an income in blogging? The answer is YES. There is no exact earning range, it might be from a zero dollar (starter) to a million dollars (established blogger). Take a look in my other article post featuring a six million dollar a month blog company.

Since we can earn in blogging, let's start doing it. How? I just started to blog less than 2 months ago and here's what I did.
1. I registered a FREE account in and did some basic settings, then do the  
    writing what I thought, here's my first post in my blog.
2. I registered a FREE account in Blogger last 2 weeks ago for much better monetization 
    options. Here's my first post in Blogger platform.

Creating those FREE blog website accounts and posting articles regularly is my way to gain exposure in blogging industry. When the right time to monetize the blog comes, I will set up then a domain and a hosting plan.

Right now, I'm posting 2-3 articles a week in my wordpress blog GetLifeStrong and 1 article a week here in my Blogger blog Sparking Online. When you post your first article, keep it a goal in doing it regularly, 2 articles a week is a good start. Then start learning how to route traffic to your blog site. The more traffic visits our blog will accumulate, the more we approaches in monetizing our blog site. 

For now, don't worry about traffic when we're just starting. Just sign-up for free blog platform (blogger or wordpress), then start hitting that keyboard and transmitting your thoughts to your potential worldwide online audience. 

Happy blogging all.