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Why do you blog?

I’m constantly exhorting business owners and service professionals to use a business blog as a marketing tool. Some eagerly jump on board, others are reluctant or downright hostile to the idea.

Of course, if you do make the leap into the blogosphere, you’ve got to have a plan and more importantly you’ve got to know why you’re blogging. In addition to connecting with amazing people, building a community and sharing my expertise, these are a few of the reasons I blog…Why-blog
I suspect there are as many reasons to blog as there are bloggers.

Why do you blog? Share your reasons for blogging in the comments.

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Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad on Thursday, January 20, 2011 in Business Blogs, Weblogs |

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Thomas

I started blogging as an experiment. I’ve been doing it on behalf of clients for years now but had never tried controlling my own area of the web. My wife decided to join me in a new little blog and its been amazing. I’ve learned more about blogging (and social media) in two months than I have in years. Its a great refresh for me professionally, and extremely rewarding personally.

Posted by:Thomas |Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 01:34 PM

Vanessa

Because it’s fun to share what you know with others and feel like you are helping them!

Posted by:Vanessa |Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 01:41 PM

Cheryl Pickett

I agree with the reasons you listed Denise, and with Vanessa above. Of all the choices of ways to get one’s message out, I’d say blogging is in my top 2 or 3 as far as enjoying it, not just doing it because it’s a good thing to do. In addition, it’s practicing what I preach :-).

Posted by:Cheryl Pickett |Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 05:59 PM

Rosemary ONeill

The traffic doesn’t lie! Since we started our corporate blog, you can see a giant uptick in unique visitors to our site. Even if every visitor doesn’t turn into a customer, it’s more people who have come in contact with your company. We follow a strategy of tweeting out our new blog posts as well, and that only amplifies the effect. Thanks for a great reminder, too, that you need to continue asking yourself why you’re blogging…even if you THINK you know…

Posted by:Rosemary ONeill |Friday, January 21, 2011 at 07:32 AM

Annette and Snoopy

Great question and one that I actually tackled last week as part of a pet blog challenge……:)

My answers are on my post http://snoopysdogblog.com/2011/01/why-do-i-do-this/

Enjoy 🙂

Posted by:Annette and Snoopy |Friday, January 21, 2011 at 08:23 AM

dotCOMreport

Amazing to see this here Denise. Like Annette and Snoopy above, it was also a question I answered on the WPUA Blog. I agree with the reasons you listed and that about covers it for business bloggers.

Posted by:dotCOMreport |Friday, January 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad

Must have been something in the air, as I had no idea others were contemplating and writing about this question as this moment in time. Thanks for your responses…blog on!

Posted by:Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad |Friday, January 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Creative Katrina

I think the most important part of blogging (besides the comments above) is doing it because you enjoy it. If it supports your business, great! But if the authenticity and joy does not come through in the content, people will pick up on that and the true value of the blogging is lost.

Posted by:Creative Katrina |Friday, January 21, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Riverwoodwriter

Thanks, Denise, for the reminder to keep this question (Why do you blog?) at the forefront of our minds. Clarity in answering this question definitely helps focus me on choosing the most appropriate blog content.

I blog to share and teach the joy and power of connection: with Self, with Others, with Source/God, and with Nature. Cultivating these connections has enriched my own life, and I believe anyone can learn to strengthen their own essential connections, even if they’re not a naturally outgoing person.

Posted by:Riverwoodwriter |Monday, January 24, 2011 at 07:20 AM

MicroSourcing

It’s an important question to remember when making crucial decisions about your blog. For instance, when you finally consider outsourcing blog posts, is it in line with why you got into blogging in the first place?

Posted by:MicroSourcing |Monday, January 24, 2011 at 07:20 PM

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