- Internet & the Web
Introducing My Blog @JSMatthew.com
About The Blog
I purchased a domain and paid for hosting for 3 years for my Freelance Writing Services. I maintained it for almost 4 years. I got sick of paying $100+ per year for the service (It wasn't making any money and I hardly got traffic, mostly due to lack of marketing and promotion.)
So after I cancelled it, I decided to create a new Blog website on the WordPress Platform. It has its ups and downs but it is very cheap and very easy to use. I feel like I am starting over.
Why Start A Blog?
Approaching 4 years this coming summer as a HubPages Hubber, I have read from many Hubbers that have found success with a personal or business blog. Since most blog services and platforms are free for basic set-up, I decided to try WordPress. So far, I like it.
Like HubPages you can post photos and other capsules/modules to your blog, but the down side is that you really can't monetize your site. You can use links from Amazon but you can not use Google AdSense.
Do You Blog?
Do You Have Your Own Blog? Are You A Blogger?
Using Your Blog To Promote Your Products
How To Use A Blog?
How should you use a blog? That depends on what you want to accomplish with your blog. I chose to add a personal touch to my blog because my HubPages are relatively neutral and non-personal, although a few are personal.
People use blogs and blogging services for different reasons:
- Promote their websites
- Promote their products and business
- Vent about injustice and politics
- Be funny
- Be racy
- Talk about personal experiences
- Dealing with Mental/Physical Illness
- The list goes on and on...
Whatever reason someone chooses to start a blog, they often find that they can venture onto different avenues. Blogging has no limits. The best part is that you never know if you will be a success or not. Some people blog for years and have a small following (often times other bloggers) and are content with their blog. Other Bloggers find success and get picked up by national syndicates (like HuffPost) and do very well for themselves. It all starts with the first word...
How Do I get People To Read My Blog?
Blogging is an art that has been around for many years. Originally, back in the day, blogs were referred to as "Weblogs". Over the years as technology changed, improved and was simplified, weblogs were just called "Blogs". With today's technology it is easy and fast to create blogs with photos, videos and even polls and charts. There literally is no limit!
With that said, a blog is no good without readers. How do you get people to read your blogs and hopefully leave comments and share with their audience? The answer is simple: Social Media.
- People searching for what you know and write about
- People searching to purchase a product or service.
- People who can relate to your story or condition.
If you are a photographer (professional or novice) Pinterest is a great way to share your blog's photos with a backlink to your blog. You share a photo from your blog on Pinterest and when people click on the photo, it goes to the article or blog that the photo came from. Genius!
Use Your Blog To Promote Your Business!
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Resources for Writers and Online Bloggers
- How Do I Start Blogging?
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- Is HubPages a Blog?
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- A Writer's Resource Guide: Tips and Links For Every Writer and Blogger
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The Future Of Blogging
What does the future hold for bloggers? Well, to be honest, "Everybody's doing it!". Although this is true, not everyone is doing what you do! No one has the same thoughts as you, ideas as you or skills as you. No matter what you write about or what type of business you are in, there is a lot of potential for online recognition from blogging your niche. Here are some tips for successful blogging:
- Never give up!
- Have patience
- Do research
- Read, follow and comment on other blogger's blogs
- Don't be afraid to try new things
- Re-invent the wheel!
Blogging can't hurt...but it can help you get your ideas, business or product out there. You have nothing to loose! Why don't you start your blog today!
Take A Challenge!
See You Soon!
What To Expect From JSMatthew.com Blog
Well, as I have stated before, I usually keep my HubPages' articles impersonal and unbiased. At my new Blog however, I am free to write whatever moves me. Personal, venting, whatever. I like that freedom. No moderators, no haters (and hopefully no trolls!). I plan to organize my blog randomly through inspirations and daily interactions. Life in words...
I don't promise to write a post everyday, although that is my goal. I will take it one day at a time and write about things that I want to that probably wouldn't make it on HubPages. I do have a reputation to uphold! With that said, head on over to my New Blog and see what I have been up to. Feel free to share and leave comments. See you on the World Wide Web!
Looking for More Blogging Tips? Check Out Fellow Hubber Julie DeNeen's Blog For New Bloggers!
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