Who Is Your Blog For?
Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Jul 28, 2009
This is going to be a two part post, but I’m starting with the big question first, and the next one will be for tomorrow.
In my last post, I talked about the interview I did with Beverly Mahone of BAM Enterprises. At one point she mentioned that she reads this blog, and often I talk about things that are kind of technical and she gets lost with some of my explanations.
She asked me how I saw this blog. I said that I have always tried to not only give my opinion, but when I wrote stuff she considered as technical, I was actually trying to make it easy for everyone who stopped by to read what I had to say.
Then she asked me who I wrote this blog for. I thought quickly, since it was a live interview, and I believe I said something like this blog is for everyone who has questions or wants information on any of the things I write about, which I hope are things that most people do have some questions on. I said that this is considered a MMO (make money online) blog, but in reality it’s just a place I come to and share what I learn as I go along trying things out.
Still, it’s quite the interesting question for everyone else; who exactly is your blog for? Or blogs, as the case may be.
And I’ll throw in a second question that was asked; what is the purpose of your blog? I said that this blog is more for my self expression than anything else. My finance blog is actually my niche blog, whose overall purpose is to make money at some point, but it’s still building an audience at this juncture.
I also said that this really isn’t a MMO blog because it doesn’t make any money, and I really don’t expect it to make much money. You see that every blog post has a different ad at the bottom. You see all the ads along the side. If you visit often, you know I change things up from time to time also. To date, only a couple of what I’ve put up has ever made me anything on this blog, and that’s probably going to continue until this blog gets 25,000 visitors a day; I’ll start the tally in the morning.
Anyway, how would some of you answer these questions about your blog?