When I first wrote my original “Why I Hate Blogs” for article submission I was pretty sure that the humor would get some hits but in my wildest dreams I never thought that out of the 26 articles I did write that it would be second in the amount of the hits it did get. Actually it was dark humor because I honestly do hate spending the time blogging away or let us be more specific – I honestly DID hate spending that time.
Journalism might be the typical ground to increase your chances of being popular when it comes to blogging. But, there is no real assurance that even if you have a masters degree of journalism you will become a famous blogger. The competition is fair when it comes to blogging.
This is known as a clue, and many experienced Internet marketers have not even grasped this simple point. Trying to get your website on the search engines for longtail keyword phrases is much easier than targeting the shorter and more competitive phrases.
There are many sites and blogs that are nothing more than a regurgitation of someone else’s content. Some are providing a valuable service by being a news distribution source, but many others are not.
Many of these kinds of sites often run ads provided by Google or Yahoo, or both in an effort to profit from some other person’s hard work. In the case of the above, they are using my article to help sell their services.
You would be shocked how many people write make money get inspired. Make money online is an interesting topic and everyone who makes money online has an opinion about how to do. Unfortunately, it is a very crowded niche. I have had more success by building smaller blogs talking about subjects that are far less interesting. For instance, my best performing blog is about gluten free living — a topic that, for me, is fairly uninteresting. But, I have found that there are a lot less competing blogs in the gluten niche.
Other people simply keep blogs to get the word out about new products or promotions. A company may keep a blog to keep readers interested in what they have to offer. This is easy and free advertising. Likewise, new internet entrepreneurs have gotten their feet wet with blogs by promoting affiliate products and selling advertising.
Over the short years of blogging history, blogging has become simpler in some ways, and more complicated in others. Today, using a service such as Blogger at http://www.blogger.com anyone who has access to a computer with an Internet connection can be set up and blogging in less than five minutes. In that way, blogging has become simplified. However, RSS has come into the picture, which in some ways makes blogging very confusing for beginners.