Blogging is one of the most popular forms of self expression among the members of the internet generation. Millions of people all over the world use blogs to chronicle their thoughts on everything and anything. Some companies even use blogs to keep their customers interested and up to date. Here at Blogging Thoughts, we're all about blogs. We love blogging in all its forms. If you've ever wanted to know anything about blogging, you've come to the right place, because all our thoughts on the subject are right here on this website for you to read.
One of the questions that intrigues us the most is: why do people blog? To some extent blogs are the e-generational equivalent of the paper diary - a place where you can write down your innermost thoughts. But there is a sharp contrast between traditional diaries and modern blogs, because where people would guard the privacy of their diaries lest anyone discover their secrets, everyone wants their blogs to be read by as many people as possible. Does this signal a societal shift away from privacy and toward collective experience? This is one of the questions we'll explore.
Another interesting topic under the blogging umbrella is the different goals people hope to accomplish with their blog. For some people, it's just a way to vent about their bad dates - a form of stress relief. For others it's a way to brag about how fabulously their trip to Morocco is going. Still others have some sort of specialty knowledge, such as product reviews or self help advice, to share. While companies sometimes use them as a promotional tool to get the word out about what the deals are.
Because blogging has become so popular, a large number have companies have jumped on the bandwagon and started providing blogging software and platforms for users that make owning and updating a website easier than the traditional method. Some are free on the condition that you allow third party ads for Bosch refrigerators or stormwater treatment services in the margins for example, others are completely free, and still others are premium services that come with a monthly fee. If you're thinking about starting a blog, we'll outline the best services to use for the types of blogging you'll be doing.
Although anyone can host a blog for free, if you want your blog to be read and gain attention, you'll need to have content that readers deem worthy of their time. What will you write about? Your experiences as a first time parent? Your love of Star Trek? The funny things your children do? If you're not sure what you can talk about that will be interesting to others, or even if you're good enough at writing to attract a following, we can help with that too. In fact, we can answer all your questions about blogging. Just use the navigation bar at the top of the page to find an article on the topic you're looking for.