So What is Blogging?

The word blogging, is more or less posting on a blog, usually one which you own, owning a blog makes you a blogger. These are a few of the key words which you should know the definition of before starting to create your first web blog. Here is a quote from Blogger which is one of the largest free online blogging websites. “A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.” I don’t think I’d be able to describe what a blog is any better then that.

Blogging, as I’ve already stated is posting a blog, now you may think, oh how can I earn money from just posting on a blog? There is a lot of money which you are able to earn from blogging, the downside to blogging is.
1. You’re not going to get rich over night.
2. You have to work on your blog every day
3. You spend a lot of time working on your blog overall

Blogging is the same as owning your website, in order to run a good website, you need two things, good content and traffic. Both of these take time to build up, you can’t fill up your blog with good unique content in a single day, nor can you get good recurring targeted traffic in a hour Sherry dyson. I personally spend under a hour posting on my blog each day, then around another hour researching and brainstorming ideas for future articles, then another two hours on working on my blogs SEO and gaining traffic. Comes to about 4-6 hours a day, although most of the time I am multitasking.

You simply are unable to run a good blog without working on it every day, even when it’s a very popular blog, you still need to remember the basics, building up back links, making sure you have good unique content, gaining more traffic. You look at websites (In general, not just blogs) such as eBay, they have millions of page views every single day, yet they still advertise, despite the fact they are able to pay to broadcast TV adverts and what not, they are still trying to gain more traffic.

Earning money from your blog, can be done the day you open your blog, although earning money online one day is one thing, you want to have a monthly income which you maintain, there is no point in earning $100 one month, then $10 the next month.

There are two main sources of income for blogs, Google AdSense and also ‘PTP’, paid to post, hopefully you already know about Google AdSense, paid to post, or PTP, companies/people pay you to post a review on their product on to your blog, there is a lot of money in this, but you need to have some good traffic and your blog usually needs to be online for a good few months before anyone will pay you for this.

Over the last few years we see an interesting emergence in the way that Television news segments interview and the answers that we accept. It use to be experts were called in to speak or state the facts and they did just that. Now, we have all the interviewees backtracking and looking wishy-washy.

Have you ever asked yourself why all the TV News Interviewees use the phrase: “Well, I Think -“

Perhaps, you too have wondered why. It is their way of adjusting to the ever increasing political correctness.

Yet, we have always been told that such phrases as “In my Opinion” almost negate everything that was just said; so then, surely the pre-phrase “I think” prior to opening up a dialogue, argument, and before a statement negates all that is to be said. In this case the viewer of the TV program is not able to believe the statement and that dismisses the entire comment by the interviewee.

Additionally, it should be noted that more and more Blogs, and online articles in the news have interviewees that use the “I think” preamble, but why? If the individual is an expert, then their contribution to the topic at hand ought to be correct in its entirety or we need smarter, more intelligent, and stronger people to interview.

Why is all this becoming so common in our language? Well, it is definitely due to the undercurrent of political correctness. Those who do not succumb to this new style, will not be called upon for comment, as the new paradigm is to assume that everyone is correct, everyone is a winner and no one is wrong. Still, we know right and wrong and we understand gray areas extremely well, so why can’t we have strong and dominate dialogue without the tip-toeing around important issues?

It’s because we do not as a society want to offend anyone. Interestingly enough, the most offensive folks are those who are precluding reality for a more politically correct approach. I ask in the end is this serving us well as an overall society? The answer is NO. In fact, it is making us weaker. It demands of us that every voice be heard no matter how absurd it is or whether it as the slightest amount of merit.

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