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What Is Blogging Anyway?

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I am not going to get into history and the development of blogging, well because it is boring, who cares, we want to know what is it right now.

Have you ever written a diary? This may not be the case with most guys, but some have written a diary at some point. Well blogging is kind of like that, you write a diary online, and publicly.

A blog can be about anything, your hobby, things you are interested in, things your neighbor is interested in, things you want to learn. Anything and everything can be on the blog. Chances are, many others on the Internet are interested in the same topic and will come and read about it. The only thing that matters here is that you are sincere. Readers can tell when you write without passion and then your work is flat and boring.

There are 2 kinds of blogging, written and video based. Well actually video blogging is called vlogging, but I really don’t like that word so I will not be using it here, I hope you don’t mind.

I prefer  written blogging because I can create a much more engaging and interesting blog post when I can write it all down and edit it a few times.  Another reason is that it is being published on my blog as appose to video getting published first on YouTube or some video sharing site and then getting added to your blog. This can be a great way to drive traffic, but I would not focus on it as the primary blogging method. I like creating videos in addition to the written posts.

I am sort of a blogging evangelist, anytime an Internet business topic comes up anywhere I am, I catch my self telling everyone to start a blog. Start a blog and blog about anything. Just do it, start writing. Even if it will not make you money the first 5 years, after 5 years, you will have a valuable website that will bring money if you decide to blog regularly. Aged sites are powerful, so treat it as an investment.

You ask, “but what do I blog about?”, I say “anything!”, everyone has a story. People will read about other’s lives just because. It’s like telling your friends about something that happened to you, they sit and listen with open ears. That is how humans are built. Other people’s lives are always more interesting then their own. Here I go again, you see, I didn’t even notice how I just went into the speech mode there, haha.

Do you understand what I am saying? Start a blog! Start writing, it is an awesome hobby and an investment in the future. Follow me as I build my blog and I will tell you how to do this, step-by-step.

What is your story? What can you tell me about your self in one sentence? Tell me in the comments bellow.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please write them in the comments and I will do my best to answer as promptly as I can.

Valik Rudd

Valik is an entrepreneur, blogger and a web designer. He has been in this industry since 2000 and has been learning and researching blogging since 2007. Read his stuff, you may learn a thing or two.

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