Getting into the blogging world

Article on the blogging phenomenon. What a blog is and how blogs can help your marketing strategy or your business model.

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Written by Javier García on March 14th, 2006 with 24 comments.
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From some years back weblogs (or simply “blogs”) have become one of the most popular ways of online publishing and communication. While still most of them have no commercial purpose, blogs as a makerting tool (or even as a business by itself) are increasing its presence on the Internet.

What are blogs?

Though there are different approaches to weblogs, they can be defined as web sites where users post entries (news, articles…), updated frequently and normally reflecting the thoughts of the blog’s creator. Those entries (posts) are typically listed in reverse chronological order (the most recent entry on the top).

Most blogs allow visitors to leave their own comments on the diverse entries or even references from other blogs (trackbacks). This communication between different blogs and bloggers is one of the main factors involved in the fast growth of the so-called “blogosphere” (the whole community of blogs) and its current influence.

How a blog can help you?

Blogs are constantly creating new business opportunities. While some time ago blogs were almost an exclusive territory for non-professional bloggers sharing their thoughts, experiences and ideas, currently small and large business have a wide presence in the blogging world. There are a number of potential benefits of adding a blog as part of your marketing strategy or as a business model:

Give your opinion

Leave your comment on the blogging phenomenon: How is blogging changing your business? What benefits are you getting from your blog?

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Written by Javier García on March 14th, 2006 with 24 comments.
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#1. April 6th, 2006, at 3:34 PM.

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#2. April 9th, 2006, at 12:45 AM.

I like your theme a lot very clean and organized …

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#3. April 17th, 2006, at 7:32 AM.

I think you forgot one thing. Blogging should be fun. I know alot of folks use blogs to pollute the web in their efforts to get their sites indexed through blog and ping, and other things. But if you step back and use blogs to help deliver your ideas and thoughts, then you can have fun with them.

I know I’ve spent alot of time building one niche blog site after another chasing various revenue streams. Some work, some don’t. But after a while it becomes a grind to keep up with it all. Sometimes simple is enough. I am always heartened to hear of these folks who blog their interest, have fun doing it and make a little money.

You’re right. Blogs are all of the above points you made. But they can be fun too. Sometimes you have to just focus on the fun and not just the business side of it to realize it, like I have.

Get your own gravatar by visiting gravatar.com Javier García
#4. April 17th, 2006, at 7:53 AM.

Hello Bob,

You should read http://www.monetizingtheweb.com/about-this-site/ and see what’s the point of view of this site… If the title of the blog didn’t tell you enough.

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#5. May 13th, 2006, at 8:44 AM.

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#6. May 20th, 2006, at 3:17 AM.

i’m most of the time in bed because of a spinal problem,so i came accross this site by accident. i’m computor illiterate, but find this so fascinating, i’
m going to learn.’

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#7. May 20th, 2006, at 4:23 AM.

Welcome jan.

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