Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What is a blog

You have probably heard from other people or on other websites about success on blogging. Many has become rich by blogging. They say they earn as much as $1200 a day, and all you have to do is blog 30 minutes a day.

Many People though online blogging is a get rich scheme. Well, its kinda true, there are people who finds success in blogging., and they become rich fast. But those people are very persistent.

Because of the hype, many people have tried blogging. When we see what they have like cars, mansions, wives, we always think " I want that, I want those". And they get rich by just being online like 30 minutes a day.

But first what is a blog?

What is a blog?
A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website supposed to be updated with new content from time to time. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Although not a must, most good quality blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via GUI widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.

Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries; yet still others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (art blog), photographs (photoblog), videos (video blogging or vlogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.

As of 16 February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence.

for more go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

I got some advice for new bloggers, so you won't get lost.

You Can't Make a Fortune Overnight. While some claims they did become rich overnight. As far as I know there is no business anywhere that could make you a millionaire the next day. Like I said before this is not a get rich scheme you have to be persistent to achieve success.

You Have to Work Without Income. Yes this is true, developing a blog takes time, effort and you have to sacrifice without pay for almost a year some takes longer. I know someone that takes 3 years before he receive his first pay check online. I did work on my blog for about 7 months without pay, now I have only $2 in my paycheck balance, isn't that frustrating. I did blog for 7 months but only get 2 dollars.

Be Persistent. You need this kind of attitude for you to achieve success. Quitting due to frustrations will not get you to the goal you always wanted. If you fail always try again, continue learning, absorb what you learn and never quit.

Have Fun Blogging. Actually blogging is fun, you design your own site, you can put any posts as you like, make friends, you can do anything and its quite challenging and fun. When you start blogging keep in mind that you do it for the love of blogging and it is fun, don't mind how much you will earn, because it frustrates us sometimes. Treat your blog like your online game character, that you always visit everyday, learn new things, and make friends online. Do it for fun and you won't be frustrated.

Have Something Original. Today there are millions of websites and blogs and having something original is kinda hard. And you will say its all been done before. Well, for me it is not true. Even if you know your field is saturated you can always put some twists in your own, that your competitor doesn't have.

Remember back in the day, when Myspace and Friendster ruled the Social Networking business. Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook has found a way that those two sites doesn't have, that makes Facebook unique. In the end FB has put those two out of business and forced to sell it.

You gotta have a long term Strategy.  If you want to make it online, you have to be focused to stay on the competition. With the technology, trends changes so fast you gotta keep it up and don't be left behind.

You don't have to be an expert about the internet. Actually anyone can do it, even our grandpa's can blog. You don't need to put animations in blog, make it simple and very easy for visitors to read. Just make your site user friendly and easy to navigate.