homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 50.17.66.61
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Community Building and User Generated Content
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: rogerd

Community Building and User Generated Content Forum

    
A Blog. The use of it!
Pluses of a blog
ssaulute

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3730352 posted 11:45 am on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Why do people write blogs!? What's the use of this type of work!? What do you think ........?

Thanks:)

 

rogerd

WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3730352 posted 9:17 pm on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Lots of reasons. Most of them, though, don't involve monetizing the blog itself. Only the busiests blogs have enough good traffic to monetize in a meaningful way.

A few possibilities:
- self expression
- increase credibility in their industry
- promote a particular viewpoint
- network with others who share an interest (via comments, linkbacks, etc.)
- add interactivity to a static website
- bring a new source of traffic to an existing or new site

ssaulute

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3730352 posted 12:28 pm on Aug 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

How can you explain the saying "the busiests blogs"? What are the basic elements which comprise "the busiest blog"?

Thank You!

rogerd

WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3730352 posted 3:25 pm on Aug 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sorry, there was a typo, should have read, "only the busiest blogs."

By that I meant very high volume blogs that generate tens of thousands of pageviews (or more) per day. Most startup blogs generate only hundreds of pageviews, if they are lucky. And even a blog that generates a thousand or two pageviews a day (a moderately popular blog) is unlikely to generate much more than coffee-money. (An exception would be a blog on a topic with strong monetization potential or one that can attract paid sponsors who are more interested in branding than absolute pageview numbers.)

I don't want to over-generalize, but I think any blog started with the objective of monetization is almost certainly doomed to fail. Blogs become successful when readers connect with the passion or insight of the author. Good blogging takes real effort, and the financial rewards (at least in the first year or two) are unlikely to justify the time and effort.

Dragontoes13

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3730352 posted 10:23 pm on Sep 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

yes Blogs- Good for posting and writing and news and sharing and another way to censor a market , rewards yes, many, so many
A few possibilities:
- self expression (not advised)
- increase credibility in their industry ( 2 thumbs up goes great with a portfolio)
- promote a particular viewpoint (same smell
- network with others who share an interest (via comments, (linkbacks, etc.) (this goes with the other 2)
- add interactivity to a static website (Oh yes a must have)
- bring a new source of traffic to an existing or new site ( free Linkage sweets)

ssaulute

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3730352 posted 12:18 pm on Sep 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Dragontoes13. I appreciate your opinion!

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Community Building and User Generated Content
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved