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Why Do You Blog?
Created on October 14th, 2010

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Gary Calvert
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Oct 14th 2010 at 11:22 AM
There are many reasons why people blog. In the beginning, most blogs were personal journals or diaries published online for everyone to see and be a part of. Today blogging has evolved into an essential part of most online marketers businesses.

I have blogs that are out there to help other people with high-quality, free content; some that are there just to promote affiliate products; a couple that are on subjects that I truly enjoy writing about; and a couple more that are there just for me to say whatever is on my mind.

I realize that most of you will not own more than one or two blogs... The number does not matter. Tell me why you blog and how it affects your business. If you have any questions, throw them in there, too. I'm sure that myself or someone else will have an answer for you.


Paula van Dun AKA Webmiep
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Oct 14th 2010 at 16:51 PM
I started blogging recently. I already noticed that search engines love blogs, especially when you update those an a regular basis


Gary Calvert
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Oct 15th 2010 at 8:56 AM
Search engines do love blogs, that is why so many businesses (small and large) have a blog as an element of their website these days. The more content that is on your blog the more it tends to get noticed by the search engines. What many people do not realize is that the search engine bots read new comments on old posts as new content as well. The user generated content (comments) play just as an important role in getting your blog to rank high in the search engines as your actual posts do.


DaveGilbert
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Oct 15th 2010 at 19:12 PM
with the many recent changes to Wordpress many site owners are now using Wordpress to power their sites configuring it as a CMS this enables their site to have the same stickyness as a blog and use many of the thousands of plugins available for Wordpress.


Gary Calvert
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Oct 17th 2010 at 1:53 AM
Using Wordpress as a CMS client is the best way to get your website ranked quickly. There has been a lot of hype about Kajabi in the past few days and it is, without a doubt, the best product launch CMS system available... But... In my opinion it is based on the open source content from Wordpress... It does make it easier (push button easy) to set every thing up for your launch. There are plugins for Wordpress that will do the same thing, Kajabi just makes them all work together with a far better efficiency... No there are no affiliate links here... What I am trying to say is that you can do everything that Kajabi does by using Wordpress as CMS launch manager... Kajabi just makes it easier... At a price.


DaveGilbert
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Oct 17th 2010 at 2:03 AM
i am not surprised you didn't put affiliate links Gary talk about pricey and i saw nothing that couldn't be done with WP as for easier well without actually testing it i can't say but i always thought WordPress was pretty simple and straightforward to install and use


Warren Contreras
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Oct 17th 2010 at 7:58 AM
I have seen some promos on Kajabi, but they sure don't look like anything casual users could afford. I think Wordpress is going to survive just fine. I have tried blogging many times and it really comes down to my lack of tenacity, so I just use it mainly as a CMS to promote my ventures. It works for me.


MikePaetzold
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Oct 17th 2010 at 8:06 AM
WordPress can be used in so many ways that it is easy to set up. You do need to understand it and tweak it but once you do you can use it in any number of ways.


DaveGilbert
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Oct 17th 2010 at 8:09 AM
actually warren i find aggressive bloggers don't fair that well in business as their writings tend to be too over the top for most people, keeping a blog friendly and informative will work faster than coming out swinging and blasting your business ventures in their face.
Let visitors see you first and your ventures second, once they get to know you selling them on joining your ventures is much easier.


MikePaetzold
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Oct 17th 2010 at 8:20 AM
I agree with you Dave. My best converting blog posts are always quality content with relevant embedded links and quality content rather than promotional efforts.


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