I strongly believe that everyone needs to make the most of the opportunities that blogging provides. Some people will start blogging immediately without understanding the concept behind blogging. In this post, I hope I could at least help get you started to blog. There are a myriad of reasons to consider to establish a blog. It would be next to impossible. After all, there are over 150,000,000 blogs out there , and I'm sure that every one has a different answer for the "why do you blog?" question. In this article, I am going to cover some of the best reasons to why you should begin blogging now and hopefully help you decide if blogging really is for you. There are four main kinds of blogs and they include:
- 1. Company blogs are those run by companies that are selling a product or service to people. The majority of the time these types of blogs are designed to provide product or service updates to their customer and generally, they are created to develop trust with the customers. An excellent example of a corporate blog can be found in the Google Blog which ranks 10th most popular blog in the world (according to Technorati)
- 2. Personal Blogs – these types of blogs function more like an online diary where you write updates about your life, and post your cat's photos and then share your updates with the world. (pretty much like how twitter and Facebook are used today.)
- 3. Blogs that provide value typically started by a single person and often run by one. They're blogs that are talking about relevant topics and have specific expertise. I.e. Problogger for blogging advice, Copy blogger for Copywriting, SEObook for SEO tips
- 4. Automated or fake blogs these are types of blogs I would not recommend but they're worthy of to be mentioned since there are literally millions of them out there. Automated blogs are those designed to scrape content from other blogs. Basically, all they do is steal content from other websites and then publish it to their blogs automatically using an Autoblogging software. the owner of these sites makes hundreds of these and even if each only makes $5 a month, they will make quite a profit from it.