Types of Blogs
A Personal Blog – personal blogs were actually the first blog to be introduced to the world. They were first present somewhat like a diary would be but just not as personal. People would blog about their day at work, their kids, their neighbors and so forth. To this day the personal blog has really remained the same over the years.
A video blog – video blogs got introduced and have become the latest fad for a few different reasons. One reason is that some people do not like writing; they feel their sentences and paragraphs don’t flow properly. Another reason is that it is so simple to shoot a quick video and upload it to the internet. Most phones today have this capability to shoot a video and upload to YouTube, you then can get the embed code and put it on your blog effortlessly. Finally video blogs are becoming very popular because of the many ADD individuals; they don’t have the attention span to read so videos work for them.
Niche Blogs – Niche blogs are very specific blogs, for example: a blog about Mustangs, computers, cell phones, politics, or health products. These blogs are very targeted blogs and attract a lot of people because they tend to be more educated on their topic. Just imagine if your blog was only about motorcycles, you would have a vast in depth knowledge about motorcycles. Many times you can get people that want to put ads on your blog which helps you make money online.
The mighty Splog – This is a “dirty” blog, and most people don’t like splogs. A Splog is a blog that is built by someone that takes other people’s content from their site without permission and put it on their site, they then turn around and put their ads all over the site. Besides just being downright rude, it actually does hurt people like you and I that strive to provide original content.
Reasons you should blog
It is actually quite simple, if you can use Microsoft Word, you can blog. In today’s world, since blogging has become so popular the programs are constantly evolving and improving. The programs are getting so user friendly that it’s almost unbelievable.
The sky is the limit on what you can do with your blog. If you want to add 50 smiley faces at the bottom of every post you can. You can add pictures, videos, articles, thoughts, ideas or anything else. If you have seen it online you can almost bet you can do it on your blog. A good example is on my blog, I have a floating 3D tag cloud; people love it and play with it.
Time to network – With blogs, you are inevitably going to meet new people. AS you add valuable content, people will start commenting on and following your blog. As you get to know some of your followers, you may be able to leverage each other’s abilities and experiences.
Search engines Love Blogs – the search engines want and need to provide valuable content to their searchers. They love blogs because well taken care of blogs have updated content on a consistent basis, they normally have pictures and videos that also enhance the readers experience.
And finally the reason you started reading this article, I know the suspense is killing you.
Make some money with your blog – As you become more of an experienced blogger and build a very deep following of readers. As you get more traffic, you are going to start to get noticed by many people and businesses. As you get noticed you will start getting ranked higher, in turn people will approach you to advertise on your site. I have seen advertising costs on blogs that start around 25.00 a month up to 10,000.00 a month.