Blogs are a good way to share your thoughts and ideas in a public forum and have become immensely popular in last few years. Their world wide popularity means there is a plethora of thoughts, beliefs, cultures and knowledge from different nooks of the planet. Many blog sites are organized around common interests and ideas. It is also a way for many bloggers with bright ideas to monetize their thoughts. Here are some other reasons they have become so popular and continue to do so:
You do not have to be a computer geek to blog your thoughts. There are so many free software and tools available which are easy to setup, program pii_email_ca406694fa91d858906c. Once set up, you can use a lot of automation tools to support them effortlessly.
They are easy to create and use as they are supported with so many different technologies. Most blog sites can be created without any hassle with thousands of free templates provided to use with sites such as WordPress, Blogger, Weebly – just to name a few of the hundreds. You can also browse through thousands of blogging sites to get an idea of the kind of blogging site you want. You can also post comments on most blogging sites without any problem. Once you have the subject and fundamentals of the type of site you want, setting up a blog can be done in done in as little as 30 minutes! WordPress has a famous 5 minutes installation slogan.
Anyone with a little knowledge of computers knows that all websites have been created by a human somewhere. Same is true of blogs; there is a human just like you. A reason for the popularity of blogs is that there are different streams of thoughts and cultures behind every expression in blogs, and it is a terrific way to bring them in one place.
Search engines make searching a topic of your interest so much easier. Just insert a few keywords from a topic of your interests and they will link you to a plethora of choices. Search engines are programmed to update information constantly, and they love to update all kinds of information.
Blogs are extremely versatile. They can be used to post comments, calendars, announcements, events, news, training, thoughts, knowledge and any key points that you may have.
Blogging is as common today as owning a cell phone or laptop. Most people with even a little bit of internet savvy have a blog nowadays. Blogs have become more than just online diaries. They are legitimate tools for marketing, and have a huge impact on shaping public opinion. Some top blogs (and bloggers) have earned rockstar fame and are among the most visited sites on the planet (such as Huffington Post, TechCrunch, etc.). No wonder most people want to start a blog and have the same kind of success.
However, there are a few things one must be wary of as a new blogger. The art of blogging has evolved over the years and there is now a distinct culture associated with it. Here are a few newbie mistakes most people make (and that you should avoid):
1. No Plagiarism
In blogging culture, the biggest mistake you could make is to use somebody else’s work without proper attribution. If you are using a news story from New York Times, include a link back to the main site. If you are using a part of a fellow blogger’s post, always link back to the original. Plagiarism not only violates the ‘blogger code’ but is als