Tuesday, February 7, 2012

To Blog or not to Blog

I spent the past few years asking myself if I should choose to blog or not to blog.  I did create a simple blog for sharing family photos, and that was fun.  Unfortunately, this site was rarely updated and was really only meant for family.

I then started to fully engage with social media using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I realized that I was sharing a lot of content that I found on blogs.  I was finding that many of the people in my network had created bogs and were writing their own content.  Blogs are another great way to share information, but unlike social media sites, the information stays on the site can be viewed and shared anytime.

Most companies have their own blog for sharing information and getting feedback from customers.  That is the big difference between websites and blogs, visitors can post comments and share their own information.

Google has a great solution called Blogger, that can help you create a blog in minutes.  I was also able to register a domain with Go Daddy, for $10.00 a year using the blogger interface.  There are other great blogging tools out there, including WordPress and Tumblr.

So if you enjoy writing and have a specific topic or group, then try setting up your own blog.  Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

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