It seem that blogging is becoming more and more popular among people of all ages. This is becoming more and more evident through social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace. As more and more people join social networking websites, fellow members want them to check out their blog or click their link. It is just proof of how quickly the blogosphere is changing.
I think blogging can one day become something that everyone is involved in. Blogging is about sharing information. Some people may not enjoy reading the newspaper, but you can bet that there is a blog out there for everyone to love. If people become more involved online, in the blogging world, in the social world, then I think we will have much happier people. Being online gives people a sort of confidence, so they can hide behind their computer screen and say whatever they want. But no one actually takes anything anyone says on here seriously, and I think that is the most important thing to think about. If people don’t like your blog, they won’t come back, and so you most likely won’t have to deal with those people anyway.
There are other benefits of blogging, too. More and more webmasters are quitting their full-time jobs offline to keep up with their full-time job online, and they really are making money doing it. I never would have imagined that to be possible for so many people. Even better than that, being popular is becoming more and more possible, even for “geeks”. People begin to trust your opinion and that feels really good. Basically it’s like a club, and whenever you post, it is like a club meeting. And subscribers will actually look forward to them, and to what you’re writing!
However, though all of this sounds fine and dandy, it takes a lot of work. It isn’t easy and I think that is what holds so many people back from taking part in this world. Blogging can take up a lot of your time in the beginning. You have to promote your blog before you can have the popularity and the trust. Though more and more people are starting to blog, about three fourths of them give up too soon. If you’re interested in blogging, don’t give up! You can find tons of blogging tips here at my own personal blog: http://elephantintheblog.com and I can personally recommend several of my fellow bloggers to you, if you’d like, but here are some ways you can get more involved online:
Join a forum. Tons of people will start to notice you in the threads.
Publish articles online. If you post them to places like eHow, they will get a lot of visitors and you will gain readers.
Comment on other blogs. If you comment on other blogs that you’re interested in, people will see what your opinions are too.
Hold a contest. People like winning things, so this always gets a lot of attention if you do it right!
It is important for bloggers to know that they should just be themselves and add personality to their blog and they will find readers with a little work. Interact with other bloggers as well, and not just potential readers! They will help you.