Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Overview of blogging for writers.

Blogging is changing the face of writing. In case you haven’t been caught up in the frenzy of it all, blogging is a very broad term for making periodic entries on a website designed to be a running account of the topic of the blog.

Famous blogs are The Drudge Report and The Huffington Post. These are two of the political blogs. Daily, writers post what is happening in the political world and beyond on these blogs. When news happens, postings are made instantaneously. If you jump from blog to blog, you can keep up to date on the news and study all sides of a story in real time. Because the newspapers delivered to our homes are almost out of date before they come off the press, most newspapers have blogs today, as well. The entertainment industry uses blogs to keep the world up to date on all the happenings with the stars and the TV and movie industries.
Blogs aren’t just for the rich and famous and newsworthy. In addition, many individuals use blogs to keep family members informed on what’s happening in their corner of the world. Here are some of the common uses of blogs:

1.       Businesses use them to create a stir about their product.

2.       Others use them to bring traffic to their website. If you post blogs frequently (daily or at least 3 times per week) search engines will begin to send traffic your way.

3.       Artists and writers use them to show the processes they use to create their art or to show works-in-progress. For example, an artist might use a blog to show sketches of the current concept for a painting or a photographer could use it to show clients their latest landscapes. 

4.       Others use blogs to share recipes or “how to” information for home projects.

In order for a blog to be successful, the creator of the blog must post blog entries frequently. Because some people aren’t interested in writing the blogs themselves, they often hire writers to write the entries for them. This has opened a new industry for writers. There are many writers who are beginning to specialize in writing blog pots. If you’re a writer looking for work, writing for blogs is something you might want to investigate.

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