We hear these questions fairly regularly from our clients. There seems to be a feeling that blogging was SOOOOO ten years ago, and that advanced social platforms have rendered it obsolete. That is simply not the case. In fact, blogging is more popular now than it was years ago. Perhaps that’s because more people are online than ten years ago. Perhaps it’s because the evolving and cutting edge blogging platforms — like Tumblr and WordPress — are exciting and fun. Or perhaps it’s because through the years, people have realized just how useful blogging is. In any case, here at Kaboom Web Works we always suggest our clients use blogs. Here are some of our many reasons.
• Share your passion. You do what you do because you love it. You’re passionate about it. And blogging is an excellent way to share that passion. Your passion will ignite your readers’ passions, and that’s all good for you.
• Share your knowledge. When you create a blog and write about something you know, you are positioning yourself as someone who is knowledgeable about your industry or topic. When you write consistent, solid blog posts that are interesting and accurate, you will quickly establish your validity as an expert. And who would you rather take advice and buy things from — an expert or just some guy?
• Attract different readers. Many blogging platforms — WordPress and Tumblr included — are actually a social network all their own. That means people go to WordPress or Tumblr just to be on WordPress or Tumblr and browse around. On these kinds of blogging platforms, you will get readers who otherwise might never have found you. And, if they like what you have to say, many of them will visit your website or convert in some other way!
• Create more content. All the content you create links back to you. You might say, “All roads lead to Rome.” Blogging is a great way to generate deep, interesting content. Even SEO optimized content. And all that lovely, juicy content is indexed and searched by things like Google. So, blogging becomes yet another way that you can make yourself easier to find. And that, in itself, is enough of a reason to blog!