Blogging Basics

Not just an opportunity to earn online, blogging is becoming a way of life for many people worldwide.

Blogging is gaining enormous followers as the global economy is still on the verge of recovery from a financial crunch that crippled global economies last year. Still licking the wounds inflicted by the economic downturn, many turn to blogging and writing as a way to earn a living as they join the ranks of bloggers who are already active on this activity several years ago. The seasoned bloggers discovered the money making potential of blogging and they employ every tricks on their cap to raise the Page Ranks of their blog or blog site. Whilst some do blogging for passion and a way of expressing one’s self, others find it as a way to impart brilliant ideas to others and/or to convey a message or an advocate.

Versatile as it is, blogging is a powerful tool and offers the following advantages:

  • You can use blogging as a way of making surveys or answering surveys online for a fee.
  • Making it as part of your portfolio when you want to apply for writing tasks in freelance writing sites.
  • Sell something on the Internet.
  • Make reviews for companies and/or website owners while you earn.
  • Incorporate ads to your blogs or blog site to earn further earnings
  • A way to bolster your connections or network of friends.
  • Can be a farm link to your articles from other writing sites.

What is a blog?

But what is a blog? This new word in the Information and Technology field is derived from the term “Web log,” and it is an online journal with specific niche like sports, entertainment, food, computers, technology, environment, health, travel, music and the likes. Anyone who writes the blogs and maintains it is called blogger.

A blog and a hub may share a lot of similarities, these two are different as Aya Katz explain this very well with her article titled: The Difference Between a Blog and a Hub.

A blog can be comprised of texts, video clips, and photos or an image.

With the technology develops as years goes by, the Internet becomes cheaper, faster and more accessible, more and more people are getting interested with blogging.

Things you need to know about blogging:

Blogging is an amalgam of perseverance, resilience, commitment, dedication, willingness to earn, (sometimes) balls and even luck (for some). But earning right away while blogging seems to be difficult to obtain. You need to learn the ropes of how to do it properly at first, gain experience from series of setbacks and triumphs, and learn many techniques and strategies in order for you to be successful on this endeavor.

If you are serious to have a blog site go ahead, otherwise not. Being a blogger is a commitment and you need to perform the job of a writer, encoder, SEO expert, editor and a publisher.

One thing you need to consider before you enter blogging is you must have a sound knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) promotion to boosts your page ranking. SEO will help you increase the Page Rank of your blogs, hubs, blog site or a website. And when this happens expect domino effect to follow suit. A higher page rank means you will be visible to potential viewers on the different search engines and there is greater chance that your write-ups will be viewed. When your article is viewed this way you can call this as a natural page view. If you have lots of these you are doing well for this is enduring and far more rewarding. More views will stir chain reaction, more chances that you will acquire clicks to boosts your Adsense earnings and bolster your page rank that will certainly attracts sponsors or advertisers.

Here is a useful link that will help you boosts the page rank of your site or articles. To learn more about blogging especially the dos and dont's feel free to visit this article:

The things to do and not to do in blogging

This article ends for the moment. A sequel to this will be launch few days from now as it contains ways to earn whilst blogging and at the same time more information about this topic.

My 19th hub in the 60dc Challenge…

Blogging in Plain English... Video from YouTube

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot samsons1 for the kind and encouraging words...


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

You inspire me! I believe you were the first to respond when I first started HPs. All your work is so beneficial and timely for me. Thanks for being there.


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dewanto 6 years ago from Jakarta

I remember for the first time i made a blog, nothing serious just to learn write everything. :D

But, now, especially after i read this hub, i got new point of view.

Thank you


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@MC - yeah it is way too difficult yet very satisfying when you see your hardwork is working well for you...


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@Hello 2X - Thanks a lot for the visit and kind words...


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Aya Katz 6 years ago from The Ozarks

General Howitzer, very well put! I loved the video, too. It's an interesting way to present ideas, using old fashioned cut and paste. And thanks for mentioning my hub on blogs!


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MCWebster 6 years ago

Great hub! I just started blogging relatively recently, and it truly is a learning curve.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Very interesting and well explained to a Dummy like me. Thank you.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great overview of blogging. Thanks.

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