Then the LORD answered me, “Write the vision. Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it quickly. Habakkuk 2: 2
WHY A BLOG IS BETTER THAN A WEB SITE AND WHY BLOGS CAUGHT ON SO FAST!
Everyone wants to know the same thing: “What is a Blog? ” Indeed when I first started and began to discuss strategies with my friends; they politely listened and then changed the subject.
I’m going to talk about Blogging. People are going to be stumped. They’re going to say: “What!” “What is she doing? ” “She’s out of her element!”
That’s not true. I’ve always written. I’ve always been a writer and like every writer; I found my niche, I found my genre…it’s Faith. In my heart of hearts; I just want to see to it that someone is helped by information .
No writer who wants to sell books should “only” have a Web Page. That is a solid fact! To the Internet business community, a web site or pager is like a storefront that says: “Open for Business.” To the Internet Academic community, a web site is a similar thing even though the purpose of the site is to be informational to its’ student community. To small businesses and big businesses alike; it’s critical because it gives credibility and authenticity and provides information. So, for a writer who is selling a book or a product’ it’s all of the above. However for a writer a web page isn’t enough. This is most especially true for writers who haven’t built an established following.
THE MYTH OF WRITING BOOKS…
Everybody’s writing books nowadays in an era where people read less than they ever have before. If you don’t believe me take a poll of your friends; ask them to name the two last books that they read and then ask them to tell you when. Ask them if they read like they used to. If you get a yes, that person is not average. I call books: “Slow Media.” But, we live in an age of “Fast Media.” Writers write books and they each believe that their book is going to the top of the Bestseller’s list. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe somebody else can tell your story better than you. Maybe you haven’t gotten in enough practice. Maybe you haven’t found your voice. I’d pray about it first. I really would. Of course, there are people who won’t, but that’s on them.
Putting up a website isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The problem is that there are millions of “storefronts” on the Internet and “if” customers find you, the door is opened but nobody’s home. This has been a longstanding private joke. That silence birthed the “Blogging Revolution!
The average web site is a lonely place and don’t confuse it with a Blog. There are sites that are still “alive” to the eye; but no one has been there for months. You can tell. Well, I can. Don’t get me wrong; that can happen with a Blog too. There are Blogs that are in remission; you know them. There’s an entry once or twice a month. Sometimes, they skip a month. It’s very interesting…but overall Blogs are signs of activity. Active Blogs are run by people with a “Bloggers Heart.” What’s that huh?
A BLOGGERS HEART
A Blogger with a heart for Blogging can’t stop. The ideas keep coming and they are driven with a passion. The really good ones are driven with compassion. I can tell. You can tell when someone just wants you to come and see how smart, how funny, how clever they are as compared to coupling that with caring for people so much so that you’d be willing to help them.
The main reason to Blog is to write about your passion, interest, educate, inform, build a social network, get over being lonely, make more friends, hone your skills, talk to the world and if you’re a writer; your ultimate goal is to establish yourself and build a readership. I’m sure there are many more reasons. As a faith Blogger, I care about reaching people and giving them a word from God to encourage them. I sometimes feel like the little safety patrol that wants to help to protect the other children without trying to sound pompous in any way. The only difference is that I recognize that I’m a thankful safety patrol for someone did the same for me.
The Average Book writer doesn’t think that they have the time to Blog…after all writing the book was hard and it’s time for a rest; right? Wrong, if you’ve written a book, without doing “some” or “most” of your marketing from every aspect; which includes reaching out, informing, networking, honing your skills, talking to the world, giving people a word from God and encouraging them. !
* The main reason to Blog is that nobody can tell it like you! (They might be better today; but not tomorrow) You can get better!
Making friends who think like you. (iron sharpens iron)
You get a pretty accurate picture as to the state of something: (i.e. people’s thought patterns, how things have gotten off kilter, the Internet community, the kindness of people, the people that are reaching out, the problems people have, the latest technology, compassion, your own heart, positivity, negativity, however you choose to look at it).
Your reader will review Current Data presented by you!
Blogging will teach you ( if you’re willing to learn) how to be a “Better communicator!”
Your writing skills will be enhanced as a result of this endeavor. (You’ll be a better writer)
Readers get to know your personality and that you are a real person!
Greater Internet Circulation
More Search Engine Friendly
Ideas are born inside of a Blog! (Idea Incubators)
Test your skills
Better ability to focus
More Search Engine Friendly; Did I say that already? Yeah well, there’s a reason! ** Search Engines bring that “wanted” traffic!
There’s a Blogger’s Revolution going on and it’s like any other boom; it’s going on right now and just like Real Estate…it’s location, location, location…so be careful where you land.