Hello all! Today we discuss internet blogs. Over the past 2 to 3 years internet blogs have ventured into a whole array of companies. It seems that everyone is trying to get one. Though the question should really be are they really helping and what can they do for a company? Today we are going to discuss both personal and business blogs.
Blogs in general are simply diaries or logs of daily or moment to moment activity, quite simply a journal of sorts. Although lately blogs have become a great way to share your opinion or simply share knowledge with others, in personal or social life as well as in a business environment. It has become a way to have fun, feel close, or even become reachable in all sorts of situations.
Business Blogs have become a way for customers and employees to share knowledge among them as well as make the visit seem more personable. The event is then recorded as if in a journal or guest book. How helpful is that! Well just as there are satisfied customers; there are always unsatisfied ones as well. You know the one neighbor who's never happy no matter what you do? We will also discuss their opinions of blogs and reasons for their choices.
Personal blogs are everywhere; they give people a place to share life long events. They give people a place to express their creative sides and talents; most of all they give people a place to meet people. With the hustle and bustle of today's hard working society many people simply don't have the time to meet and make new friend, contacts, or acquaintances Though we still long for stimulating conversation we rarely find it. In personal Blogs people have the chance to share the things with everyday people they would normally share with friends. Like posting vacation photos, stories they heard that day, even just a funny joke someone told at work. People share their opinions on current world events, to even house and garden issues.
Personal Blogs can be created for free and some even custom designed (For a small fee that is). They have different templates and different formats something to satisfy everyone. The fee ranges from $2.99 and up and can be paid monthly or yearly; Depending on the person's preference.
In 1997 the term weblog became known and in 1999 the term blog was created. In 1999 there were only 100 web diaries and in 2005 there was a remarkable 50,000,000 started; long way from were they started, don't you think?
In the business world as well as the personal world; blogging became a way to share information fast. The short inserts published were able to reach readers across the globe with the click of the mouse.
Everyone was blogging from political parties to small business. Many people saw blogging as a way to express their views on the war in Iraq as well as other political matters that were troubling them. Blogs became a new informant for media coverage as well as other topics like celebrity news.
Blogging stomped the competition when it came to society listening to the news man or the next blog. The business world found new ways to advertise and draw others to their company. Many of them developed there own blogging service to compete with the new competition.
Now thousands of companies have some form of blogging inquired into there company and blogging changed the way many people look at communication. Bloggin gives businesses a way to communicate straight to the consumer, to find out what people want and the things that people don't want also. If gives their customers a way to talk to the company and voice their opinion on how things are going and what they think; After all a good business care about the consumer and their opinions good or BAD.
Bloggin also gives small companies a way to expand; to reach millions and millions of consumers everyday. What could be better then that! After all isn't that the main objective of all companies. To reach the largest base of people they can, in the most convenient way to the business as well as the consumer?
Cons Of Blogging:
Well to be honest there are a few rotten apples in the bushel, but aren't there always? Some people of course are not happy with the way technology is changing lives and that's ok, that's their opinion. Usually those who aren't happy with it don't blog.
Some people feel that it causes social trouble sometimes. (The story of our lives)No matter were you are you see some of that.
Blogging has reached the lives of many in all age groups, in all classes of people and in most countries. It has changed us as a society in many ways and overall millions use it everyday. It opens up communication and advertising to everyone rich and poor; young and old.
In an interview a child of 11 described blogging and said
"Blogs tend to cause social trouble at times, but over all they're mostly just to communicate and to just learn about one another. I'd say that blogs either business related or not, are a lot of fun".
So if you need help with your companies expansion or just need to find a friend blogging is the way to go.
Michael Russell Your Independent guide to Blogging [http://blogging-guided.com]