A blog is written publication of one’s personal thoughts, articles, etc. It is basically an outlet for any writing endeavor or thought, a personal space for someone to express the written word in any manner they so choose.
Blogging has become a booming new internet phenomenon for the writing community for many reasons. First of all, by definition, it offers writers freedom of speech in a published format for any viewer to read. Any thought, any emotion, any artistic piece can be posted within minutes giving a writer an immediate sense of gratification for their work. It can act as an outlet, a public diary, and promote a sense that one’s words are valuable and meaningful to viewers who often become loyal readers of some bloggers sites.
Posting to a blog page also offers financial benefits. If the blogging site uses ads to promote the site, oftentimes the site will offer it’s blogger a percentage of the ad revenue. The ad revenue is generated by number of article views and clicks to the particular ad posted on the article page.
Blog posting can also help people gain confidence in their writing skills. For example, if they are generating a consistent reader interest or viewer traffic to their page, this can substantially make a writer feel that his or work has potential after all. It is one thing to sit diligently, in solitude, typing away with perseverance and dedication, one’s treasured novel or poem, believing one’s work is great, but it is another when readers, people one does not know, actually take the time to read one’s work, come back and read the posts regularly, and even take the time to leave a positive comment. This can do wonders for a writer’s belief in their self and their dreams.
A blogging site can also offer a platform for people who are interested in the writing field or just want to express their “voice”. Some people have thought about entering the writing world, but have never taken forward steps to attempt this endeavor. Blogging can give these people a place to practice and try their hand at a skill in an arena that does not limit or make it difficult to post material. It can also offer a person who may feel as though he or she has always wanted to express certain thoughts, but never felt like they had a place that they could do this freely. Posting blogs is a perfect way to be able to accomplish this desire.
Lastly, another great benefit of blogging is that posts can also be used as a free advertising vehicle. If you have something you are trying to promote on a limited budget, what better way to achieve this than to write a post others can instantly read and does not cost the marketer a single penny! It is an ingenious marketing tool! With this same idea in mind, one can post links to one’s website(s), other article posts, and other such ideas that can help one’s company, writing endeavors, or self-promotion.