Just like Doug Karr, I get ribbed about blogging. My friends don’t get it. Most of the marketing coaches/consultants I know don’t understand it. Even my wife thinks it’s a bit odd (though she’s begun asking me if I would put a blog up for her).
My experience is that people simply have a tough time accepting things they either don’t understand or they misunderstand. Blogging fits into both. I mean, just the name itself – blog – seems like this big unknown to most people.
But like Doug, I love my blog. Why? Because I love to help people – and my blog is helping people. I love to share what I know – and my blog lets me share what I know. I love what I do for a living – and my blog lets me do it more effectively, with a broader reach. I love relationships I’ve made with other bloggers – something much more difficult to do with a static website. For these reasons, and many others, I love blogging and I tend to enjoy bloggers.
Doug lists a number of reasons why he enjoys blogging – all of which are reasons I enjoy blogging as well…
- Bloggers share knowledge freely.
- Bloggers challenge conventional thinking.
- Bloggers seek knowledge.
- Bloggers are courageous, opening themselves to great and rapid criticism.
- Bloggers connect people in need with those that have the solution.
- Bloggers aggressively pursue the truth.
- Bloggers care about their audience.
Since beginning my blog, I am enjoying the internet in a way I haven’t in years. I’ve met some incredible people. And everyday I get to look forward to sharing something that will help people. AND…my blog had a positive affect on every aspect of my business – from greatly increased traffic, newsletter signups and search engine rankings to more work inquiries, possible partnerships and increased income. Everything about blogging has been great.
Tell me how/why you love your blog.