Bogging information please!

United States
May 15, 2007 5:27pm CST
Anyone who spends any amount of time on the internet has to notice all of the blogging sites that are available. Either they have specific interests or just blogging for the sake of blogging. I'm sure blog is a word that's going to show up in the dictionary soon if it's not there already with a different definition. I understand the concept of blogging, I think. A person writes about whatever they are interested in or have a lot of experience in, but for what purpose? I've noticed sites where companies pay them for writing about their products and that I can understand. I could handle getting paid to write about something I've used. But what about all of the other sites? There seem to be hundreds of blogs about what look like nothing to me. For instance, why would anyone want to read a blog about someone's pet? Do you have a blog? What do you blog about? Do you know if other people read it? I have so many questions...sorry but I'm very interested in this new phenomenon. Who knows, maybe some day I'll get into it too but I have to know about it first. Please tell me your experiences.
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
16 May 07
I have a personal blog on www.slevi.net , I just mainly post about whatever comes to mind and since recently I have started blogging for some extra income through it as well as you might see by the paid posts and advert on the right. Mainly I do it all for fun though, I simply like writing about a lot of things and my blog is a nice place to do it. Readers are a nice thing along and I do get quite a bunch of readers which is still on an increasing basis as well, although it's not number 1 priority for me like for a lot of blogs these days. In the end though, the readers I do have are definitely appreciated, especially when they comment and give their input as well. Although for many it must be quite hard to truly get around my blog as it doesn't have a real subject.
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• United States
16 May 07
Well, I'm happy that you understood what I meant by "bog"...lol...I hope others do too! Thanks for the information.
• United States
18 May 07
Blog is just short for "web log" and basically just means people are keeping a log of something on the web. They can be used for a huge variety of purposes, some with appeal to many, some that only appeal to a few. Really, it just depends on the author and what their interest are. I have been blogging for three years (three years tomorrow actually!) and have really enjoyed it. Some of the things I write about will only be of interest to friends and family, other posts have gotten HUGE responses from other bloggers (and non-bloggers as well). Blogging is what you want to make it and there are lots of resources out there to help you start and keep you going and developing (I can list some if you want). I think the best part of blogging is the interaction with other people around the net. A standard, static website won't have much interaction whereas a blog encourages debate and conversation about whatever topic and I really like that! Cheers, Matt Here is my blog: http://www.mattjonesblog.com
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• United States
20 May 07
As usual I'm late in catching up with everything. I'm going to have to catch this parade and start doing some blogging. I checked yours out and I think the way to start is looking at what others are doing.
• United States
22 May 07
Yeah, seeing what others are doing and how they do it is a great way to introduce yourself to blogging. There really are lots of great resources out there!
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
16 May 07
I have a personal blog at http://rosedesrochers.com I blog about daily life, family, controversial topics, blogging, writing and anything and everything. I use my blog as a place to express myself and surprise people are interested in my life. I must be interesting. lol
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• United States
18 May 07
I guess I would find it surprising if people were reading a site about me. Sort of makes you feel like a famous person huh?
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
18 May 07
No not really. If you start blogging, you'll find it is much different than starting discussions on mylot. Really, you are just sharing advice and your thoughts.
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