What Is A Blog? Can I Have A Blog?

What exactly is a blog? A blog is a web log. What you’re seeing as you read this page, is a blog.

Just a short time ago, I wrote an article on my other blog, or website, about the same issue. I give a short explanation of what a blog is, and the different types of blogs you’ll encounter as you “surf the web”. If you would like to read it, go to Bloggingwithoutablog.com.

Can you have a blog? Absolutely.

Do you like to write?

Do you like to spend time on the computer?

Do you have some extra time in your day when you could sit at your computer and write short articles about issues that affect your life, and how you deal with them? Or, are you an expert in a specific field?

Are you willing to share what you’ve learned with others, for free?

Do you know the basics of computers, but are willing to learn more?

Would you like to make extra money by blogging (writing)?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a future blogger.

To “blog” is actually quite simple. The difficulty in blogging comes from issues other than actual “writing”. Blogging has a language of it’s own, and learning that and all that goes with it, is what can be time consuming.

To make a decent living, or even additional income that will amount to something, with blogging, takes tenacity. Most professional bloggers spend 50 or more hours a week on their blogs. Some claim to make six figure incomes, but, most of them have been blogging for many years. As for me, I won’t be quitting my day job, anytime soon. :cry:

Can a new (“newbie”) blogger get recognition, when there’s already over 70 million blogs? I think so. If you’re reading this, you found me, and this blog was “born” on March 29, 2007.

With that being said, if you’re interested in blogging, a great website to get started at is a favorite of mine: Problogger.net. You can also check out my other blog at Bloggingwithoutablog.com. where I’ve been documenting what I’ve learned since I started blogging.

If you get a blog started, drop me a comment, and I’ll visit your site. We all love lots of visitors, i.e. high traffic numbers.

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