You’ve heard the word blog .. …
You’ve felt it and even aware some people are making great money, achieving decent living from it
Likewise, making our world better but you still wonder, what is a blog.
This is absolutely what this post is going to be bothered upon.
What is a blog, my definition and meaning from experiences, likewise; what some other scholars feel it should be, and how it emanated.
And importantly, how you can also make consistent money from it, which might give you the life you wanted.
This is common sense … ..
Before you start a blog, it’s smart you understand it meaning, at least acquit you with foundational knowledge in order to navigate your way to success and happiness.
Your knowledge as a practitioner you intend to be will help in checking yourself if truly you’re operating it well and effectively and as a newbie, it’ll enable you to understand the task ahead and help with decision making whether this is a job you should take or NOT.
I’ve been through many things about making money online especially affiliate marketing which involves selling another company or individual products and services.
And there is no way you can sell online without shouting to your target audience, “This is what I have for you, come and buy or take a sample look”.
In the process, the more traffic and views you get, the better my friend and you’ll be making cool money and growing your business through the helpful services you’ll be providing.
One of the best platforms for spreading your message is the art of blogging.
That’s how serious is it …
What experts think what a blog is?
Blogs are the new resume, the new business card, the new marketing brochure or advertising billboard and they’re quickly becoming a source of excellent income for many … Amy Lynn
A blog is a channel where you share your thoughts … Neil Patel
Blog is a place for sharing knowledge and views, and for connecting with people … Corbett Barr
A blog is whatever you make it! This can be a personal journal to share stories about life, food, travels, and other adventures with your close friends and family … Greg Narayan
Blog is a social platform for expressing your thoughts about a subject with result … Adekunle Kazeem
A blog is more than just a place to post new content on a regular (or, lately, semi-regular) basis. It’s a hub for people to share their thoughts around my contributions to the industry … Rand Fishkin
Blog is an online journal to put our thoughts – nothing more and typically they would be read by friends & family … Adam Connell
A blog is whatever you want it to be or whatever you make it be … Marko Saric
A blog is a magnet that attracts your potential customers if you write high quality relevant content … Ian Cleary
What brings about the word Blog?
A blog is a name derived from these 2 words; a web and a log.
A web is a large collection of your documents which can be in texts, articles, audios, images, and videos stored on your computer system and connected to the internet for public and worldwide accessibility.
A log is the occurring detail record of events and activities as they came to live which can be documented and recorded daily, weekly and monthly depending on your subject matter.
For example: if your blog subject is about entertainment news, you’ve to be recording events that are entertaining in nature every day or weekly and it depends on the specific aspect of entertainment news you want to focus your strength on because, entertainment news as a subject is broad.
Your focus could be sport, comedy, politricks comedy (funny cartoons about the latest political news that makes great sense and speak a message), celebrity news, the movies industry, anything that’s refreshingly innovative and entertaining to people with relatively huge demand and potential to generate consistent income.
From my explanation of those 2 words, you should start having a feeling and an idea of what a BLOG [We|B(log)] could be.
By my definition:
A blog is an art of keeping records of events based on a specific subject matter which can be daily, weekly or monthly, in the form of documents (text), pictures, sounds (podcast) and videos (vlogging) which are stored on your computer using the internet to publish it for the entire world to see.
In the context of “art” and “computer”
By an “art of keeping records”; it means you have to be skillful in your writing, designing attractive images, creating and presentation of your videos and audios.
Nobody was innately gifted with writing skills, creating images, videos and all.
Every great blogger you know started from somewhere, they build on it, keep fighting and practicing to improve their performance especially for marketing of their subject, what their blog stands for and they’re making a decent living and impact out of it.
You’ve to keep learning every time through practice and if you don’t like it, hire someone to create your content or you form a team if you have the capital to start way.
Whatever format (posts, videos, and podcasts) you intend to use to communicate to your target audience, it has to be remarkable.
By your “computer”, it means the storage place where all your documents, pictures, sound are safely stored for the world to view at any time.
What makes your information easily accessible worldwide?
The platform that stores your content is similar to a notebook.
This is where you write all your remarkable daily events and achievement for storage and personal purpose.
What if you want the world to know about it?
You want a large stream of people to be reading, listening, watching and engaging with your content.
This is where the internet comes in handy.
The word “internet” was coined from the word “internetworking” which is a system that connects computer together with the aid of a standard internet protocol (IP) to serve many users worldwide.
Your laptop, smartphone or the tablet you’re using to surf for information on the web is considered a computer.
The various websites you’re surfing every day and now, the likes of Facebook and Twitter and all other websites these social networks communities are linking you too are computers.
They are establish using computers and they have an internet protocol (IP) standard enough to serve people across the world; thereby fulfilling your information and communication needs and ultimately, helping in solving our social problems such as selling yourself or business fast and easy.
This is where your blogging business operations come at play.
It’ll disseminate your information and gives you an enormous opportunity for millions of people to view, read, and engage with your message.
Blog as a conversation language and the sense of its meaning
Over time, the word blogging has lived up to a meaning which is making sense.
It’s a verb and it means in the blogosphere “to keep maintaining or adding content to your blog”.
It also means “to edit one’s blog or to post to one’s blog“.
For example: have you blog today? Meaning: Have you publish a new content today?
How can you make money blogging?
1. Choose your subject matter carefully
This starts with your mind, your mental attitude and loves to take duties and responsibilities for this new job, writing about this subject matter of yours.
And it’s better you start with a specific subject that is well focused, that you can build expertise and authority over time because what you’ll be competing for with others in your marketplace is information.
Your information has to be unique, quality, well-research, fill with integrity and remarkable in order to remain relevant in your industry and keep generating steady income flow.
For instance, your subject is fashion.
You’ve to think deep, take a critical decision before starting your blog by choosing a specialization within your subject you feel you can perform better and excel as one of the top players in that sector in the fashion industry with consideration to your target location and audience.
Fashion subject can be designs, styling, traditional and cultural wears, bags, foot wears, jewelry, beads and etc.
Just meditate on it before you kick-start.
2. Make sure you have an audience.
“Let me have your audience pls”
Imagine a speaker making such a statement, it shows audience aren’t following; the whole activities build-up towards that moment will be useless and fruitless.
In addition to subject specialization, make sure there is great demand for that subject from people who will automatically become your final consumer and fans.
You’ve to carry out feasibility research to ascertain people are already paying for it or are willing to pay.
If someone is already making money from it, that’s a clear sign you’ll make yours as you make your unique contribution to the industry.
3. Choose your blogging platform
With the affirmation of your subject matter, choose a blogging publishing platform you can start with such as Blogger, WordPress, start writing and publishing your original quality content that meets the demand of your title and ultimately, your audience.
4. Build relationship and community
Blogging is a social and interactive affair. Use the operation to build a mutual relationship and trust with your target audience.
This act might not be easy to achieve but it’s golden …..
It’ll enable you to discover what they truly want and you provide it for them with maximum satisfaction both free and as premium.
5. Promote your blog
Always promote your blog and even invest in paid advertisement to keep increasing the views to your target audience.
If you follow these tips, you’ll excel with your blogging venture and career.
Whether as small, medium or large scale business owner; individuals, government, and non-governmental organizations, you can harness the power of blogging in achieving your organization aim and objectives.
Many of your competitors are already doing it, reaping its benefits and increasing their market share both in wealth, prestige and fame.
Can you afford to be left out of the race?
Now to you
What meaning do you think the blog was, share it no matter how weird it might think?
Can you take up the responsibility of blogging?
And if you’ve been blogging, has the meaning influence ever you to be better?
What do you think about this?