Do you have a Blog?

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  1. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    Do you have a Blog?

    If you have a blog, please tell me why and which site you use for writing a blog.

  2. Hyphenbird profile image90
    Hyphenbirdposted 5 years ago

    I do have a blog called Recycled Moms Raising Grandchildren. There is a lot of professional advice out there but little from actual grandparents who are doing this. That is why I started the blog.
    http://recycledmomsraisinggrandchildren.com/

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy your blog.  I can't remember which site you use.  I'll go and see.

    2. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy your blog.  I see now the site you use.  Thanks.

    3. Hyphenbird profile image90
      Hyphenbirdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot. I was supposed to mention it. I use Wordpress.

  3. purl3agony profile image98
    purl3agonyposted 5 years ago

    I have two blogs - one for my knitting projects (http://fiberforthought.blogspot.com/) and one for decorating and house/yard projects (http://with2hands4you.blogspot.com/). 

    I use these blogs to post photos and write about things that aren't really of interest on Hubpages, but also to lead viewers to my knitting patterns and craft tutorials here.  My blogs don't get a lot of hits, bit it's nice to have another place to share my experiences and ideas.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  I will check your blogs out.

    2. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, not sure why this link isn't working - here's another try: http://fiberforthought.blogspot.com/201 … -baby.html 
      Thanks for checking it out and commenting smile

    3. purl3agony profile image98
      purl3agonyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, not sure why my other link isn't working.  Here's the site:
      http://fiberforthought.blogspot.com/201 … -baby.html

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I tried clicking on that first link and got the images but it said something like 'Sorry, the page/site is not available'. Next I dropped the final 'slash' and got the full site.

  4. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Yes. But I've only posted one or two writings and get irritated every time I think about it. Why tell people my thoughts? We cannot read minds and it might be for a reason. Just writing about educational interests is good enough to keep me busy and focused.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can't help but wonder why your two writings irritate you?  I think I'd like to blog just to get things "off my chest".  Topics that would not be good to write about on HP.

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why can't you just use a journal instead of posting your thoughts for the world to view? You will most likely get in trouble later.

    3. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can certainly understand your concern.  Thanks for your comment.

  5. AnkushKohli profile image80
    AnkushKohliposted 5 years ago

    Instead of having sub-domains based domains, I'm having self-hosted two blogs, let me know your thoughts:
    http://emarketinguide.com/
    http://gadgetsworld.co.in

    Hope you'll like these...

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'll check them out, thanks.

  6. WalterPoon profile image79
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have. But I'm not working on them, after joining HubPages. I think you can get more revenue posting your articles here than in your own blog because AdSense will give you their lowest-paying ads, if your blog is new or does not have a high traffic, even if it is old.

    The only reason I am working on my websites is because I have spent a lot of time and energy building them during the last 5 years before I joined HubPages, just less than 3 months ago.

    For those who have not started, my advice is to focus their energies on HubPages or a similar site. In any case, you still own the copyright to your hubs, so why worry? If one day, you should decide to leave HubPages, you can transfer all your hubs to your blog. Yes, it's a lot of work but you can transfer, say, 10 a day. I believe no one ever write 10 hubs a day on a consistent basis. But transferring is mere brainless work that doesn't require any mental effort. If you have 100 articles in your blog, your blog would be considered something reasonably substantial.

    Bottom-line is to focus on one thing at a time. If you can't see results when you put in all your effort, what more if you merely put in half?

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I see a need (I think) for a blog for things like recipes.  My recipe Hubs don't do very well, and I have so many good ones to share.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image74
    The Examiner-1posted 5 years ago

    Yes. I started it before I was drawn to Hub Pages, since then I have not used it much. It is basically about gardens and birds. I was never sure if anyone was viewing it because nobody left comments and the only traffic that I saw was 'vampirestats.com' and the like. So you could say that I have practically given up on it. I occasionally write a post for it. It is on Google, if you care to look at it the URL is:

    http://birdfeedergarden.blogspot.com/

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just read your blog and enjoyed it.  I left a comment.  I'm trying to learn how to link from the Blog back to HP.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I got your and comment and I thank you. I was pleased when I read it and I knew that I had things correct. I kept changing the settings for the 'comments accepted' because I was never sure. As for HP, keep a bookmark.
      http://hubpages.com/feed/

  8. mintinfo profile image75
    mintinfoposted 5 years ago

    I have several blogs, mostly on WordPress. Why? I am into internet marketing but I use HubPages for my more mainstream articles. I use the others for my marketing materials. This is one of them http://www.makemoneyonhubpages.com/

  9. Krista Schnee profile image77
    Krista Schneeposted 5 years ago

    Hi, Mary,

    Yes, I do have a blog: http://storiesfromthislife.com/

    I started it recently after I lost my online teaching position. As you can probably tell from the url, it is reflections and stories on life.

    I decided on Wordpress and really enjoy it. I have used Blogger in the past but wanted something a bit more professional.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read your post on rudeness and commented.  Your blog looks very professional.  I was going to try Wordpress, but it just looked too complicated for me.  I like the looks of yours.

  10. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    yes, i have a bog on blogger.com

    http://receipemum.blogspot.com/

    It is all about baking cookies and cakes recipes that I had baked. I also link my hubpages health related hubs to my own blog. Hope that you could leave some comments. Thanks

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I really like your blog!  I see your links back to HP under your profile.  Would you share how you do that? I have seen links placed at the end of the blog text, but I like the way yours looks.  I left a comment.

  11. Alisha Adkins profile image94
    Alisha Adkinsposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I do. I use blogger. 
    As a self-published author, it's kind of obligatory.  I post short stories there as well as updates on writing projects and links to my articles.  Since having a blog is free, it's not a bad idea to have one even if just to promote your HubPages articles with it.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd love to see your blog.

    2. Alisha Adkins profile image94
      Alisha Adkinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When I replied, I hadn't answered 8 questions yet, so I wasn't allowed to post links.  It's http://rhapsodyinlime.blogspot.com/  smile

  12. Daisy Mariposa profile image86
    Daisy Mariposaposted 5 years ago

    I have a blog a number of reasons...
    • So that I can post links to the articles my friends and I publish on HubPages and elsewhere
    • So that I can post my poems, a type of writing which Apprenticeship Alum are not permitted to publish in their main HubPages account
    • So that I can publish an article I was forced to delete in order to remain an Apprentice and stay in the program

    I registered a domain name with Network Solutions, and I have a paid blog hosting account with WordPress.net—not a free account with WordPress.com. As a professional writer, it is necessary for me to have my own domain name associated with my blog, something I can do with a paid domain name and paid blog hosting.
    http://daisy-mariposa.us/

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Daisy for sharing your blog.  It is very professional.  I have always admired your knowledge of poetry and your ability to write.

  13. Jools99 profile image90
    Jools99posted 5 years ago

    I have a blog which is not as niche driven as I would like but is mainly about my adventures in family history research.  I use Blogger because I find it very easy to set up but I have created blogs on Wordpress for other people.

    My blog is at http://writeriteright.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Jools99.  I read your post on writing for your "niche".  Very nice looking blog.  I left a comment on that one.  I am trying to learn Blogger.  I found Wordpress to difficult.  HP has spoiled me because of the ease we enjoy writing here.

  14. Lady Guinevere profile image59
    Lady Guinevereposted 5 years ago

    I have several blogs:  Ok here are where my blogs are and you can comment on them: http://pinterest.com/debbieallen3/blogs/

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am so interested in how you folks are blogging.  I learn something new everytime I look at one.  I did NOT know you could PIN a blog onto Pinterest!  I have to learn that.  I read the one about spending a day at your daughter's and enjoyed it.

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image59
      Lady Guinevereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That was the one that HP unpublished because they don't like "purely personal" hub and then the next few days they changed their minds only they would not permit it to be featured and no ads.  Im tired of the BS so Im moving most all my hubs there.

  15. cassandralea profile image87
    cassandraleaposted 5 years ago

    I use justhost.com and wordpress. My site on health related information including energy healing and emotional energy healing - also called Emotional Literacy is here.

    thehorizoncentre.org

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice.  Thanks for responding.

  16. helene_c profile image61
    helene_cposted 5 years ago

    I have a couple of blogs that are on things that I am working on and I want to start a couple more.
    One blog supports my online business and is at www.salsamoda.com.au/blog
    and the other one is about my new sugar-free lifestyle at
    www.living-sugarfree.com

    I am writing on Hubpages to explore other niche areas and interests to log about and to post things that interest me but wouldn't fill a whole blog.

    Oh I use Wordpress for all my blogs and love it. It's so easy to use and has lots of add ons.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice reading about Salsa.  Thanks.

  17. profile image0
    Jennifer Sucheyposted 5 years ago

    Yep. My primary blog is called Blissful Miss. It's a place for women to find their bliss, live well, and be fabulous. wink http://blissfulmiss.com

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice looking!  Thanks.  I left a comment for you

  18. Abby Campbell profile image92
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    I use to have a blog but deleted it. It was attached to my websites for my profession. However, I deleted it over a year ago. Even though my Alexa ratings were very good (in the upper 50-100K for the U.S.), I felt that personal blogs were dying. As the years have gone by, it seems that people would rather come to article sites like HP. Therefore, I started writing for HP and attached my hubs to my websites. It's paying off much better than my personal blogs.

  19. Vinaya Ghimire profile image87
    Vinaya Ghimireposted 5 years ago

    I have a blog on blogger. I also had a blog on WordPress, however, I have closed my account. I chose blogger instead of WordPress because I could use my AdSense and other Google service with blogger.  Monetizing was not possible with free WordPress service when I was a member.
    I created a blog to republish my newspaper articles. Articles published on different newspaper could now be found in a single platform. However, I later deleted my posts and began publishing stories and poems.
    I have stopped updating my blog because I could not garner readership.

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Readership is one concern I have for blogging.  I suppose your blog can be found if someone is seaching on your subject, otherwise; how would you get readership?

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It may depend on the title he uses.

  20. Abhinav Narang profile image77
    Abhinav Narangposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have a blog which is worthy of seeing at least once. It is www.sforscience.blogspot.com.

    1. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Abhinav Narang, you are right. Once is enough, LOL. I suggest you use a white background for your writings because it is easier to read... kind of like HubPages. You can keep the background as it is, but for the text area, have a white rectangle.

    2. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I got the message:"blog not found" when I copied and pasted the address.

    3. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mary615, obviously you paste even the full stop! LOL.

  21. TheRaptorClaw profile image60
    TheRaptorClawposted 5 years ago

    I have a blog that's really just for recording my thoughts and giving advice through my experiences. Writing makes me feel better so I just write like to write in this blog. In case you are wondering why it has to do with war, that is how I look at things since my Dad served in the army most of my life. I use Blogger
    http://lifesawarzone.blogspot.com/

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I read one of your blogs and liked it.  Good job.

  22. NCHammerhead profile image69
    NCHammerheadposted 5 years ago

    I have several blogs on Tumblr -- I have lots of varied interests so I created a blog for each. I just started a few weeks ago, but its a lot of fun, and a very big challenge to keep them updated (and hopefully interesting). As I get more established with the blogs, I will probably being using them in synch with Hubpages -- using the blog for short blurbs and then expanding some of the most popular posts into full articles on HP.

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