If you haven’t noticed by now, blogging is EXTREMELY popular. However, even with its popularity, some people still wonder if it’s worth even creating a blog especially when it relates to online businesses. Well, I’ve decided to put together a little list of reasons why you or anyone else might want to create a blog.
Reason #1: Blogs are dead-simple to setup
Unlike normal, static web sites, setting up a blog can literally take a few minutes. It doesn’t matter if you’re using a hosted blog like Blogger or installing blogging software like WordPress on your own web site, it really takes no time at all to get your blog up and running.
If you’re installing WordPress or a similar blogging software on your web site make sure your web host has Fantastico or Softalicious. This will make installing your blog a simple three step process that anyone can do. If you need a web host, I recommend HostGator. Their hosting is very affordable and comes with Fantastico at no extra charge.
Reason #2: Share your thoughts, ideas and opinions
Blogging is a fantastic way to share your thoughts and knowledge with your readers. You might think that no one has any interest in what you have to say, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you search Google, you’ll find a blog on pretty much any topic you can think of.
Reason #3: It’s a great way to keep customers updated
Blogs provide you with a very simple and effective way to keep your customers up-to-date on anything related to your business. Have a new product coming out? Post about it on your blog. Looking for feedback about your business?
Ask your readers/customers to comment on your blog. Or simply run a poll on your blog for customer feedback on customer satisfaction, product research, etc. The possibilities are really limitless.
Reason #4: Search engines love blogs
Blogs are very easy to post content to and update preventing them from becoming stale like old, static websites. Because of this, search engines find a blog faster and visit it often (assuming you’re posting to it on a consistent basis). So this potentially means higher search engine rankings and more traffic for your blog.
Reason #5: You can make money blogging
Yep, you can really make money blogging. Now I’m not saying you’ll go from completely broke one minute to filthy rich the next. Being a professional blogger is like any other business. It takes knowledge, time to build and persistence. But yes, you can make money blogging and there are many people doing so right now.
Reason #6: It’s just plain fun
Well, it’s fun to me anyway Blogging has a way of bringing people with common interests together to build a community type atmosphere. I just love it when a post is made on a popular blog and within a few minutes there are a ton of reader comments discussing, debating, or just thanking the blog owner for making the post in the first place.
Very cool and very fun indeed!
I could go on and on with reasons why anyone would want to create a blog, but these are just a few simple ones to consider especially if you’re new to blogging.