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Old 21st July 2005, 09:49 AM   #1
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Question What is a Blog?

I know, it's a primitive question

But I'm new to blogs and I don't quite understand there purpose, what you do with them, how they work etc.

Can someone lend a helping hand? Thanks

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Old 21st July 2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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a blogs purpose can be anything you want it to be. Personal diary, publishing articles, gathering interesting news stories. Most blogs are a collection of thoughts and links to other sites of interest to the person writing the blog. They can be a good business tool used to enforce your credibility in the industry... that is if you have something intelligent and/or unique to say regarding your industry.

Blogs are a lot of work because you have to post new things on a regular basis.

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Old 21st July 2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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Old 22nd July 2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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I use my site's blog as a way of keeping in touch w/ my customers, updating FAQs, posting updates to new versions, and various tips and tricks.

One thing I've done that's really helped: I link to all the FAQ postings dynamically on my Contact Us page so the person can maybe find their answer their before emailing me. It's helped cut down on me repeating myself in email quite a bit.

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I use my blog to expound on marketing issues. The audience has increased dramatically since I started and has driven significant business to my business website.

It does take dedication and time to write and promote a blog correctly. Many people start a blog just to quit shortly after.

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Old 7th September 2005, 12:37 PM   #6
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I'm also relatively uninformed about the blogesphere, but am slowly learning. It is amazing how relevant blogs have become to business. They are always featured in articles and new stories now. I view blogs as a way to find the most recent news and opinions on any number of topics. They really are a terrific resource.

For people who are new to the blogesphere, what blogs would you recommend reading? In terms of valuable News sites, financial blogs, etc?

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