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What is Blogging All About?

I watched a clip from Loren Feldmen the other day, discussing what blogging is all about and I decided to share some thoughts on why I blog and what I think it’s is all about.

Of course there is no single reason to have a blog, but here are a few reasons I came up with off the top of my head:
1. To keep a diary.
2. To share interesting things with friends, family, others.
3. Share professional knowledge and experiences.
I’ve used blogs for all three purposes mentioned above at one point or another and have even maintained several blogs simultaneously for those purposes. Blogging is not specifically about making friends or making enemies (though Vallywag does a really good job at making enemies), and its not about pleasing people. Of course it’s always a good practice to reach out and extend the conversation to others in your niche but not at the expense of your journalistic integrity.
Blogging is more about being open and being honest no matter what you write about, and writing passionately. If you do it right and help people, of course you will make them happy, and if you do it maliciously, well, then… If you write a positive review you will probably win some friends, and if you write a negative one, you are bound to get some hate mail, but all of this comes with the territory. If your intention is just to please people then not only are you compromising your integrity but you are setting yourself up for failure because you can’t please everyone all the time.
So why do you blog and what do you think it’s all about?

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11 thoughts on “What is Blogging All About?

  1. Hi Muhammad, I completely agree with your top 3 points. As a matter of fact, I have recently started my own blog with the similar motivation.
    But I also want to learn about how the whole blogosphere works from a marketing and technological perspective. I hope I could be a better for keeping my blog as a result :)

  2. Ha ha! Loren certainly doesn’t mince his words, does he? From having read his stuff on Search Engine Journal, this is the first time I’ve seen him on video.
    I loved the “broke bread” line, it sounded so Mafia-style. But everything he said was true. I loved the guy’s passion.

  3. I am just learing about blogging and would worry what type of knowledge is necessary to make a blog page

  4. Hello Muhammad. I am brand new to this whole blogging experience, so I was wondering if you could check out my site, and possiblity give me some feedback, tips, or comments to help me get the ball rolling a little bit, and start understanding exactly how this works. I have a very interesting topic that effects just about all of who read it. Thank you for your help.

  5. Hello Muhammad. I am brand new to this whole blogging experience, so I was wondering if you could check out my site, and possiblity give me some feedback, tips, or comments to help me get the ball rolling a little bit, and start understanding exactly how this works. I have a very interesting topic that effects just about all of who read it. Thank you for your help.

  6. MUHAMMAD I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT BLOGING ALL ABOUT .
    WHAT QUALIFICATION WE REQUIRE IN THIS FIELD..
    I WOULD BE GRATEFUL TO IF U GIVE A DETAIL INFORMATION ABOUT BLOGGING……
    THANK YOU

  7. MUHAMMAD I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT BLOGING ALL ABOUT .
    WHAT QUALIFICATION WE REQUIRE IN THIS FIELD..
    I WOULD BE GRATEFUL TO IF U GIVE A DETAIL INFORMATION ABOUT BLOGGING……
    THANK YOU

  8. hey muhammad have been interested in sharing my opinions on international affairs and knowing what ppl worldwide think abt it……so I thought bloggin may provide me wid the platform i m lukn for…..cn u plz help me….n tell me 4m where I shud begin….

  9. hey muhammad have been interested in sharing my opinions on international affairs and knowing what ppl worldwide think abt it……so I thought bloggin may provide me wid the platform i m lukn for…..cn u plz help me….n tell me 4m where I shud begin….

  10. Thanks for this opportunity. Please I would like to know all about blogging. How to start from scratch.
    Thank you
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