Saturday, July 16, 2011

WHY DO YOU BLOG?

This is the question that my friends are always asking me, "Why do you blog?!". But, before I answer that, it might be best for me to ask you first, are you a blogger?! If your answer is "No", then, you might wanna read below, because, this might open up your eyes what really blogging means. But, If yes, why do you blog? Are you doing it for fame? Are you just doing it to gain more friends? Do you just wanna tell the whole world what's happening in your life? Or, do you just do all of it for money, or, for nothing?! Just to clarify, the main purpose of this article is to open-up the eyes of my fellow bloggers, not to judge the other blogs because, of their templates, niche and etc.


We are in the Internet world, and we can blog whatever we want, as long as, it's not gonna hurt or disrespect anyone. Even in Social Networking; we follow certain rules according to what we think it's right, and as long as it's not against the norms of society. But, some people are just being disrespectful or judgmental in so many ways. We have to clarify first our main purpose why we write articles for our blog. Otherwise, it would be non-sense...

WHY DO YOU BLOG?!

To earn Money -If you blog, just solely for the money, without you, putting yourself into what you are doing. Then, time will come, people will leave your blog site. People do visit blog sites, because, they want new and fresh ideas, not just about the things that they can see on the news. They want to see your honest opinion, about certain products, services, technology or current affairs. If you are the type of blogger who just copy and paste (which is very easy to notice to most blogs nowadays), then, you might just be wasting your time. Since, this is not all about the traffic or money. But, who can blame you? It pays the bill, right?! My only point here is, your website is not like CNN or BBC, it's a blog site. So, people will visit you If you can give out your personal thoughts about everything. You can't separate yourself from what you are doing. Remember this, you are writing blogs for your readers, and not for yourself!

To Share your life, rants and thoughts -Who cares about your life? What you ate and where you went, or what you bought, right?  You are not even a celebrity. But, this is the main reason, why people visit your site. Because, you are transparent, and you give fresh ideas that we do not get from other blog sites. You inspire people, so, forget about the opinions of others! Do what you love, blog about your life, thoughts and rants, If people hate your blog, they won't visit you in the first place. So, do what you love to do. But, remember this, do not judge those bloggers because, they blog for money. You can't blame them, and you don't have the right. Since, you are not the one who are paying their bills. Just keep your mouth shut. I've heard some bloggers saying, "I want people to comeback on my site because of the original articles that I write about my self and the reality of life, and not just about the things that they can see on the news." I get your point, but, don't forget, If someone is blogging to earn money, Keywords and Niche play an important role. They need more traffic to earn more money. If you do not like their blogs, then, just simply don't visit them anymore. Just don't despise your fellow bloggers, because, just like you, they have their own goals and reasons why they keep on blogging.

To vent-out -I know that you wanna release the pain, the sarcasms and hassles in life. But, try not to spread too much negativity on the blogosphere. It is your blog, I agree. But, people visit your blog, not because, they are thirsty for wrath or hatred. People want inspiration, and not discouragements. Carefully choose your words, and make it worth reading. Remember this, life nowadays is really difficult. People with limited time, will not waste time on your blog, If all they can get is hate, rejection, and any other forms of negativity. In life, we also need, "peace".

These are just the things I have noticed, some people do not know the word RESPECT. Blogs are different from one another. So, please stop comparing your blog from one to another. Blogs are not created equal, Blogs are created for different purposes or reasons. So, to my fellow bloggers, let's support and encourage each other. And, be thankful, that others can write what we can't write. Other bloggers, see what we can't see. We need a fresh outlook in life,as a blogger and as a person... To answer the question above, I blog because, I love to share my knowledge and opinions in life, and I am now earning money from it. Thank you for reading! But, how about you, Why do you blog?!




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19 comments:

Mark Hoel Yu said...

all of the above. hehehe.

myles said...

me too, all of the above bwahahah!

iamzennia said...

ako yung number two at three.. kasi I think it will be hard for me to earn money here. At saka kuntento nako sa sharng sharing at maka meet ng ibang tao at bloggers.. :)

isp101 said...

@Mark Hoel Yu -Same here, all of the above, but, what I like the most would be to earn money from it, hehehe! =)

@Myles -What's up, Myles?! Yep, same here, all of the above. Tnx for dropping by! =)

@iamzennia -Hi, Zenia! I went to your site, nice layout. Some other blogs, even personal blogs like yours can be monitized. But, as long as you are happy on what you are doing. Just keep on blogging! =)

Christian said...

In my first few months of blogging, I admit that I'll just blog for money but when I meet new friends in blogging, things was changed, Now I'm blogging to meet new friends. Awesome post here! Cheers!

Semidoppel said...

I think u already know my answer hehe

isp101 said...

@Christian -Tnx for dropping by Christian, that's true, I really didn't know at first, that blogging can also bring new friends! =)

@Semidoppel -Oist, what's your answer? Ang daya, ginawa pa akong manghuhula, hehehe! =)

Belle on TLE Desk said...

If I will be the one to be asked, I could not give a direct answer. Because I myself sometimes do not know what to blog. Lol. Anyway, ganda ng site mo. Pro na Pro :-)

Bennix said...

Hello,My reason for blogging was posted completely here:http://www.bennixville.com/2011/03/3-stupid-reasons-why-i-love-to-blog.html

Please read. Thanks a lot isp101 you somewhat remind me how I started in blogging...:)

isp101 said...

@Belle -I agree, sometimes, It's so difficult to think what to write, especially, if your mind is pretty occupied. Tnx for the compliment, you also have a beautiful site, I checked out your site, I love the "SQUID Treats" you posted. Keep on blogging, ENJOY! =)

@Bennix -I've just checked it out, and wrote a comment as well, your reasons aren't stupid at all! Because, those 3 reasons are the same reasons why I still keep on blogging! Rock On! =)

Good Filipino said...

Honestly... To earn money ang main goal ko... :) Good Evening to all.. God Bless you....

Dhemz said...

I'll keep the answer....hhehehe...I just love blogging! one way to express my thoughts and document the stuff about me and my family....plus na yung monetizing...lol!

aj said...

Hi! i have the same reason for the 2nd and the 3rd one.. simply because you want to pour all those things out.. who cares as to what you write.. it's a matter of sharing :)

Honestly, it was recently that I realize that I can earn from my blogs.. so looking at the brighter side.. it's sharing while earning.. nice write-up :)

Nonoy said...

I blog kasi wala na me maisip na gawin ko sa buhay ko. hehe; joke; No seriously; I blog to serve Internet users by sharing my knowledge.:-)

isp101 said...

@Good Filipino -Tnx for dropping by Brenn, yan 'din ang main goal ko, the rest are to follow. God bless you too! =)

@Dhemz -I went to your site, and I know that you are also earning from it, hidden in your articles, hehehe! So, it's not really secret, LMAO! Tnx for dropping by! =)

@aj -Yep, you can earn from your blogs too, it pays the bill! Tnx for dropping by! =)

@Nonoy -Tnx for sharing your thoughts, Nonoy! That's a good advocacy! =)

lakwatsera de primera said...

Before it's all about passion and love for travel, so blogging is just a way of recording and sharing it to my friends. But after much contemplation, I realised it's about time to monetize my blog. I'll prolly start another blog just for that. My travel blog will remain as something I will do just for the love of it :)

isp101 said...

@Lakwatser de primera -Hello, Claire! I guess you should follow your heart, create another blog to maximize your earning potentials from ads! You have a great travel blog with lots of regular and unique visitors, creating another blog isn't a bad idea! Tnx for dropping by! =)

What'S Latest said...

Thank you so much for sharing your unique idea. I really respect your article and your blog. This post is so important to me at this stage- why i have 2 keep blogging?
GOD BLESS U and HAPPY BLOGGING...Thanks ones again.

how to make money said...

I blog as a way to give back. Of course, there's the other side of me that's also looking for a small side income, but making really good money on a blog takes a lot of work and a lot of time. Expecting to make a full time salary is very ambitious and requires a lot of business know-how and planning. Right now I blog because I’ve learned so much from other blogs and wanted to give back in my own way. I also find so much cool stuff around the internet and learn something new everyday, so I want a way to share that, beyond just social networking.

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