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Sunday Question – Why Do You Blog?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010
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Before I get into the meat of this question, I want to share two things that are somewhat related. Last week I did another online interview with my friend Beverly Mahone, and I’ll be doing my second and last interview with her on this show tonight. She’s moving on to a real radio show, and hopefully I’ll be able to get on there some day, even if it’ll only be geared towards a North Carolina audience. You can check out the show, which starts at 7PM tonight, by clicking here. Also, you can download last week’s show here, and of course I’ll be sharing this weekend’s show probably some time next week.

The question of the day is why do you blog? It should be an easy question to answer for some of you, a much harder question for the rest of you. It could be easy because you might have planned what you were hoping to do and gotten out there and did it, and you’re still doing it. It could be hard because your original motivation might have been one thing and it changed, or you thought it would be one thing and it morphed into something entirely different.

For me, I started blogging years ago because I was trying to figure out a way to get the word out about my business. So I asked a friend of mine to create a subdomain for me (I know how to do it now) so I could add my blog to my business website, and Mitch’s Blog was born.

Then I wanted a blog where I could write on whatever I wanted to write on, as well as have the opportunity to make some money, and this blog was born. Finally, I saw on the Warrior Forum one day that someone was selling a couple of blogs, and I decided I wanted to buy the one on finance because I knew I wanted to know more about it, and how better to learn about it than have to research and write on it. Thus, Top Finance Blog was born.

Anyway, those are the reasons why I started blogging. Why do I continue blogging? One, for my business, two because I actually like communicating, three because I’m hoping to spread my brand, which is me, and four, because I’ve met so many nice people and want to meet more of you.

And there you go; pretty easy for me to respond. Then again, I knew how I’d answer, since I came up with the question. What about you? Oh yeah, remember, Mother’s Day is coming up!
 

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25 Comments »

Glen:

I wrote a post on why I write which explained my motivation.

The reason I blog is because it lets me meet people from all over the world. People like you who are interesting..
.-= Glen´s last blog ..Producing an EBook =-.

Mitch Reply:

Thanks Glen. Canada and the U.S. in the house! ;-)

April 25th, 2010 | 10:12 AM

I started to blog because I had some spare time and the 2fuzz” was that you can earn money from it. So seriously, I started to blog for money while at the same time letting people know how I do it. Throughout the process, I have met great people online and learned so much that it keeps me motivated to continue. Today, this has not changed, although my approach is to share with the community my experiences and leave it up to them to take action.
.-= DiTesco´s last blog ..Google Releases Best SEO Tips Ever =-.

Mitch Reply:

That’s what I try to do, DiTesco. I hear about things, test some things, then share. And of course every once in awhile I like to put something out there to make people think.

April 25th, 2010 | 10:47 AM

I first started blogging for SEO reasons as I heard that Google liked changing content, so Well Blog Me was born and it was linked to the website I was trying to gain a better PR for.

Then I changed tack when I found that blogging could actually make you money, but now I do it mainly because I’ve fallen in love with it. Not as satisfying as the wife, but pretty damn close :D
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Skysa Could be The Coolest Add On For Any Blog =-.

Dennis Edell Reply:

Does she read this blog by chance? ;)
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Comment Contest: 5 Days Left! =-.

Sire Reply:

Nope, no way she ever reads my stuff, so I’m pretty safe.
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Scientific Revelation Explaining Why Some A Listers Are Assholes =-.

Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing Reply:

“No way” “Pretty safe”

That don’t fit. lol
.-= Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Theme Customization 5- New Pages, Tabs, and More! =-.

Mitch Reply:

Sire, you kill me! I notice you don’t write on that blog anymore, because I’m linked to it, but your latest blog is definitely very popular. And we’re happy to have you writing it.

Sire Reply:

I do but rarely, but only because I lack the time and I find what little time I have is spent on my more popular blogs.

I might have to copy some content over onto those other blogs just to keep them alive ;)
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Skysa Could be The Coolest Add On For Any Blog =-.

Mitch Reply:

Considering it’s been almost a year since you wrote there, I think so lol

Sire Reply:

Had more going there Mitch, I had a look and it was only Feb of this year. Man, reckon I better pull my finger out LOL
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Scientific Revelation Explaining Why Some A Listers Are Assholes =-.

Mitch Reply:

Are we looking at the same blog? I see your last post as March 2009.

Looked again, and now I know where I got it from. On Google, if you type in “well blog me”, what comes up is this link: http://www.theelusivepotofgold.com/MyBlog/category/sports-blog/

Sire Reply:

Yep, that’s an old one from the archives. I knew I was slack but not that slack lol
.-= Sire´s last blog ..Scientific Revelation Explaining Why Some A Listers Are Assholes =-.

April 26th, 2010 | 1:50 AM

Funny, I was creating a post today that correlates with that.

My number one reson- I love to write and I love to share. If I can help someone else (or just bring them a laugh) it makes me happy.

I also WAH, so it’s a great “non-invasive” way to get my stuff out there, and show people you can work at home and achieve financial and time freedom as well.

BTW- great metting you at the meeting last week. Let me know when you want me to guest blog!
.-= Carolee´s last blog ..Make a quick $30.00 one one blog post! =-.

Mitch Reply:

Good stuff, Carolee; and you can spell, we’ll just call it a typo lol I like the way you describe it, non-invasive, very medical term.

April 26th, 2010 | 9:26 AM

I can’t spell today- sorry!
.-= Carolee´s last blog ..Make a quick $30.00 one one blog post! =-.

April 26th, 2010 | 9:27 AM

I have nothing better to do!
.-= Rummuser´s last blog ..Gutteria. =-.

Mitch Reply:

Rummuser, I bet you do, but you also like meeting and talking to new people. Don’t kid me. :-)

April 26th, 2010 | 9:29 AM
Dennis Edell:

my very first blogging attempt coincided with my very first e-commerce site attempt.

I was told to combine them for traffic, which is absolutely true.

Then the e-commerce site fell since it was apparently a scam from the start…long old story.

I flubbed through several blogging ventures until I hit my passion, which I now do. :)
.-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Comment Contest: 5 Days Left! =-.

Mitch Reply:

Thanks for sharing, Dennis. It’s amazing how many of us learned about blogging and how it could potentially help our businesses.

April 26th, 2010 | 10:46 AM

The main reason I blog is because I enjoy writing. I also feel that a blog can create opportunities–I never know who is reading it.

Mitch Reply:

Great point, Rachel. I’d have to say there’s a part of me thinking that same thing.

April 27th, 2010 | 8:37 PM

I started blogging as a means to make some cash to pay off music school tuition since my folks weren’t keen on my doing music @ all. Now I’m mostly driven by the fun of it. It kinda relaxes me like a hobby ;-)

Mitch Reply:

That’s an interesting way to put it, Chuks, because I actually know what you mean. When I write a blog post, at least on this blog, I feel happy and elated. My other blogs allow me a different type of outlet, but I have the most fun with this one.

May 7th, 2010 | 3:33 PM