Just in case you are wondering why start a blog, I have added some points to ponder. I like the feel of a blog over a website. Websites are static, feels formal, VERY professional is one-sided and talks at you. Clients have to call or sign up from the website to interact with you.
My blog is an extension of me and allows me to build relationship and regularly post information that I am passionate about that is helpful in the areas that I serve. I have the flexibility to update and provide info of an educational nature through posts in a relaxed manner that allows for two sided communication.
I have the ability to add, media, sign up forms for newsletters, video, links, pdf’s, a store front, you name it the sky is the limit. Through free or purchased plugins you can create, change and update as your specific needs require. Below is a snap shot of this post on the backend (behind the scene).
Blogs also have the ability to share across Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and LinkedIn. Should you choose, you can make money from google adsense, affiliate links and build pages to promote your own services and products. You can do this all by yourself without having to hire a programmer.
You get the best of both worlds with a blog – both static pages (pages) plus blog pages (posts). Each post has it’s own URL which become searchable on the internet, making it easier to be found. You can tweak and adjust to your hearts content to improve your rankings, my blog from has a free SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plugin.
I use WordPress, it’s easy and free, looks like a website through the static pages and a blog that I post updates to regularly. It’s all in one space, with one tool. If you read my page How to Start A Blog, I discuss Bluehost that hosts my blog.
VERY inexpensively I get the look and feel of a website and a blog. Search engine optimization is a cinch, that I can do myself instead of paying a programmer.
Free plugins share between pages, posts and social media platforms. Best of all you can learn how to start a blog in only 3 easy steps.
A blog is a content management system (CMS) designed for ease of maintenance and updating.
Here are just a few benefits that you enjoy with a blog over a website:
- Through comments you will meet new people and form real relationships.
- You can make money on your blog should you choose to. Othewise, earn money through the relationships you enjoy through the relationships you have built with prospective clients.
- Did I mention that WordPress is free, zero, nada? Or, for a few bucks a month you can use your very own branded domain name that you can get from Bluehost.
- Blogging allows you to share the joy and knowledge you have experienced and recommend good things you have discovered to others.
I hope that I have shed some light on the topic, check out How to Start a Blog, in 15 minutes, three easy steps and if you have any questions, just shoot me a comment.