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5 Great Reasons To Start A Blog

Apr 2, 2008
Blogs are becoming the greatest and latest trend. Everyone who does not have one should have one. However, you should ask yourself if having a blog is right for you and your business.

Ok so now let us discuss what a blog is before we go into the reasons why you should start one. A blog is a certain type of website or certain part of a website that you can make posts about what ever you want. These posts will appear in chronological order starting with the newest blog on top and descending from there.

Reader's comments are also a very important part of any blog. There is a subscription system that is called RSS. RSS is offered to the readers so they know when you post new blogs so they can go and read them. Blogs are also arranged in a type of archived manner in which readers can find the information they need quite easily.

Here are the five reasons you should start a blog. These reasons will tell you if starting a blog is right for you and your business.

Number One: You do not need any kind of programming skills to use a blog system. You can have your blog site up and running in a matter of minutes no matter whether you use free blog sites like wordpress or blogger or you use self-hosted blog sites like wordpress and Typepad. All you have to do is select a theme and go. It is just that simple.

Number Two: You can add content easily and as often as you want. If you can type a word document and save it you can type a blog. The only difference is that when you hit publish content it will be available to the whole internet community where as when you hit save on a word document on your computer it is usually only available to you and others that use your computer.

Number Three: Search engines love blogs. Search engines are voracious for up-to-date, useful content to meet the necessity for information on the internet. That is, of course, what blogs are meant for, to deliver fresh content, and for the most part on a daily basis.

Number Four: Blogs help people build communities. They are meant to help stimulate conversation between the blogger and the blog readers. Through this great interaction, the blogs are able to build communities and the blogger can learn valuable information for himself or for his business if the blog is used for a business.

Number Five: Blogs are quite easy to monetize. You can do this though places like Google Adsense or Yahoo! publisher or even affiliate links. Starting a blog is one of the easiest ways to start making money online.

These may be the top five reasons to start a blog but they are not by far the only reasons. They are simple, flexible and focused. Because they are so simple to master, it makes it so easy for people to make money online. Because they are so flexible, the blog "master" is able to design the site to look and feel exactly the way he or she wants it to. And last, because they are so focused they will attract the people and buyers that the blogger is looking for.

If you are not sure if you want a blog or not, try out a free one from a place like wordpress. Just simply write about whatever you would like. This will help you get a feel for using blogs and you may find that a blog is exactly what you need to get your business off the ground.
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of Be Successful News , a site that provides information and articles on how to succeed in your own home or small business.
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