Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blogging Tips: Why Do It?

Why blog? What is it good for? When is there ever extra time to fit blogging into the day? These are some of the questions I asked myself when I learned about the blogging world. Sure, as a reader, blogs are often interesting and helpful. For me, it took actually starting a blog to find answers to many of my questions.

I began blogging because I liked the idea of having one place on the web to attract people who are interested in my passion - crocheted flowers. After diving in, I found out there were other things to consider as well. I would  need pictures, interesting topics, and research to make sure my posts were accurate. I would need readers, and would want to spend time exploring other people's blogs. There turned out to be more to blogging than I originally thought, but in a good way.

If you are considering blogging, check out my 'Why Blog' list to see if my experiences might help you decide if blogging is something you would like to do too.

Why Blog? 
  • Gets me reflecting about my life, and what I want to share with the world
  • Helps me explore, learn, and organize information
  • Prompts me to communication with people I've never met
  • Causes me to practice technical skills, like photo editing and html writing
  • Introduces me to current trends on the web
  • Gives me a place to show things
  • Keeps me in the present
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3 comments:

Tea said...

Great thoughts. I've been trying to figure out what to blog, but the first question I really should answer is "why do I blog" -Tea

Elayne said...

I recently started blogging and I am meeting the most wonderful people. I can also talk about my day, my family, whats going on and my dogs. I can also advertise my shop on Etsy.

Doris Sturm said...

I started blogging before I joined the EtsyHookers, but then my life is so boring and I felt that I could not sustain a blog with interesting articles, so I erased everything and gave it up.
Now I enjoy reading yours instead, ;-)
Yours is my favorite that I read on a regular basis, Kathryn.