I have decided to do a little series called The Art of Blogging. This is series of articles on what I have noticed in trends over the past decade on blogging and engagement whether through blog tools (plug-ins) or online resources. As I said, the articles will over mainly my experience, but I hope to get feedback, so I am also including a poll with this particular blog as I want to get the gist of how people have progressed online in their techniques to acquire blog comments, as well as other things they have learned throughout their experience. In the end this blog is to help those who have been searching for the right crowd for their niche.
I had been told at a WordCamp (WordPress conference) that I spoke and by several others that I should write an ebook on my experience, but I thought a blog series might be pretty cool. I can go back from time to time. Maybe I might put it into an ebook too? Who knows.
Please journey with me on this experience and like a new student in a Japanese school, I plead, “Please take care of me.”
The Art of Blogging
Blogging is an art in itself. It use to be just be typing and submitting to some simple site, or perhaps fiddling with some HTML before publishing a post. A lot of people wanted to start a blog much in the way anyone can start a diary, telling your experiences. With diaries, unless you are famous, those are often private, but when published online, they could be found by others.
The Internet in itself is amazing because this allows people to connect with each other all over the world. Blogging allowed people to find out with similar interests, and even become friends before even chatting via web cameras, voice chatting, or actually visiting in real person.
Blogging in itself has definitely evolved as not just something done on a personal level, but on many other levels. Businesses blog, teachers blog, teens blog… many different people blog. It really is a beautiful thing, especially with the serendipity that search engines can produce to any individual looking to find information on any subject. On the same level, the people doing the blogging are often inspiring their peers to try it too.
Really, blogging has become social networking in itself, especially with the ability to communicate by leaving feedback. No longer do people just have to socialize in forums or message boards. They can build a community within their own website.
Hopefully in this art of blogging series, it will be entertaining, informative, and overall, something that may inspire you in your own journey into blogging.