Why Do You Blog?

by Mike on November 21, 2008
in Blogging

I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging lately and I’ve come to the decision that a running a blog is not the best business plan for long term success. 

Yes, there are some notable exceptions…but overall I find bloggers work waaaay too hard for little financial reward.  Of course, making money is not the only reason to have a blog…

Maybe you just want a place to share your thoughts on a subject. 

Or perhaps you use your blog to network and make contacts. 

Do you blog to promote your main website?  Or an offline business?

Are you trying to make a name for yourself so you can cash in on your notoriety down the road?

For me, making money off of this blog is not really important.  I have other sites that generate income and this blog  is just a way for me to share my thoughts and internet marketing strategies while making some friends.  If I make a few bucks in the process…sweet!

What about you?  Why do you blog?
 

Comments

20 Responses to “Why Do You Blog?”
  1. Franklin Bishop (3 comments.) says:

    To help people blog!

    Franklin Bishops last blog post..Increase Search Engine Hits 300%

  2. Dennis Edell (46 comments.) says:

    Wow ok, this is way more then a comment for me lol. I already have a draft started on this topic, so you can expect a track-back link back. ;)

    Dennis Edells last blog post..2 NEW BLOGS Unveiled! FINALLY!!

  3. Tom - Entrepreneur Interview (4 comments.) says:

    because I enjoy it, can help people and gives me a whole heap of new opportunites!

  4. Blogging from scratch (1 comments.) says:

    Just like Franklin, the purpose of my blog is to teach people on how to start a blog especially my friends who have asked me a number of times on how to make one.

    Blogging from scratchs last blog post..Case Study: Increase your blog statistics through blog contest 4

  5. fun info (2 comments.) says:

    Perhaps i have passion on it. I’ve never made good profit from blogging, but i have a faith, someday it will give me a good money.

    fun infos last blog post..MSI Wind U120, The new series of MSI netbook

  6. Jason Fulton (19 comments.) says:

    I use my blog to post unique keyword articles i have written in the hope of attracting search engine traffic, i also post about affiliate programs i am in.

    So far so good, it’s also known that google likes fresh content and posting to your blog gives you that fresh content.

    Jason

  7. Gerald SEO Tips Blog (3 comments.) says:

    The intention of my blog is to publish information about search engine marketing that people will find useful. Also it’s to network and generate awareness about me and my company in the blogosphere.

    Gerald SEO Tips Blogs last blog post..7 Deadly Blogging Mistakes

  8. Yan (12 comments.) says:

    I’ve been asked this question many times. All I can say is that the passion to blog just grew out of nowhere and I just couldn’t live without it anymore now. So it’s pretty much the case of blogging for passion if you ask me.

    Yan

    Yans last blog post..Google Tips on How to Improve Your Adsense Earnings

  9. Jack (1 comments.) says:

    i blog to learn more about how the internet works and hopefully (some day)to gain a supplemental income.
    -jack

  10. Erwin Tan (2 comments.) says:

    I blog to network with my friends and customers.

    I mean it’s cool to blog, even my sis in school have one.

    Erwin Tans last blog post..Unleashing The Niche Genius In You

  11. Diana Freedman (1 comments.) says:

    1. I want to be an expert in my field. I work in social media, and I need to be aware of all the latest news and trends, so having a blog on the topic helps a lot.

    2. I’m also passionate about what I write about, so enjoy learning more on the subject

    3. I want to be a better writer. I have a fiction novel all stored up in my head, but I want more practice writing before I begin.

    4. I want to make connections with like-minded bloggers.

    5. Some extra cash wouldn’t hurt. :-) I’ve heard about some bloggers who make a living blogging about what they’re passionate about, but then again, many of them started when there wasn’t as much competition.

    Diana Freedmans last blog post..Facebook Connect: Spreading Your Identity Throughout the Web

  12. Ned from Baltimore (2 comments.) says:

    Originally I created a blog to build my buyers list for real estate. Now I blog because I enjoy it and to build my reputation as an expert in my field. I do want to move in the direction selling products.

    Ned from Baltimores last blog post..The Power of Positive Thinking

  13. busby seo test (1 comments.) says:

    i blog to learn more about how the internet works and hopefully (some day)to gain a supplemental income.

  14. Ben Pei (9 comments.) says:

    Blogging is a good platform to make friends online.. so why not?

    Ben Peis last blog post..Blogging With One Hand

  15. SEO blog (1 comments.) says:

    I blog for good karma !!! I bet you’ve never heard that one before.

    SEO blogs last blog post..Link Building Ideas: 3 – Compelling Link back content

  16. Jeff Scott (5 comments.) says:

    Blog is a good way to promte your Web site and give people useful info

    Jeff Scotts last blog post..Easily forget

  17. Custom T-Shirts Guy (3 comments.) says:

    I blog for my job to get traffic to it and get a better page rank. Other than that it is a good waste of time at work, makes the clock tick just a little bit faster.

  18. Bike trader (2 comments.) says:

    The intention of our blog is to publish information about search engine marketing that people will find useful…. Also it is to network and generate awareness abt our company in the blogosphere.
    “Of course, making money is not the only reason to have a blog”,as u said in ur post….
    And We have our own company… and thought blogging would help us connect with our clients, authors, readers, etc. our blogs provide information about niche sites (as v provide advice and tips), and other information v feel relevant to share. It has been a great experience so far, and we look forward to expanding our Site and blog in the future!

  19. Mr Javo (3 comments.) says:

    I started blogging because I had many doubts about blogging and internet marketing and at that time, I couldn’t find answers to all my questions…

    So I decided to start a blog in order to complement the information shared in other blogs….

    Mr Javos last blog post..How To Make Money Blogging – Facing The Reality

  20. michelle (1 comments.) says:

    Blog is useful to get index quickly on search engines and its helps to get more visitors and popularity better than any website.

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