The Utilitarian Blog

The “Web Blog”- aka Blog- has more utilitarian functions than merely “a daily composition or essay comprising one’s own ‘take’ on news, society, and life itself”.

Blogs nowadays are such “literary masterpieces”; a true testament to general improvements in writing and editing prowess; hence one tends to assume that bloggers are showcasing their best journalistic stylings for some profound reason safeconow; maybe: to achieve monetary gain, or even to cop a job with some magazine company.

Disappointingly this is not always the case: Some bloggers are just writing aimlessly- the articles mostly benefiting the “followers” of the blogs- not the bloggers, themselves. Tactically used, a blog can be a source of income for any blogger Tutflix. In fact, to not understand how utilitarian a blog can be is to not conceive of its full potential and if I may say, at the risk of sounding deprecating, would therefore be a waste of talent, time and resources.

If you already have a blog, update it at least once a week or more, and have a dedicated league of “followers”, then chances are you may have the ability to convert some of your followers to “paying customers Bottled and Jarred Packaged“. But what are the steps to take in order to make your blog more utilitarian?

Step 1: Redefine your blog’s mission. Meaning, try writing down in point form the main aims you wish to accomplish with the blog. Try writing a mission statement if you like; because this form of strategizing adjuncts that of the marketing ace, you now aspire to be.

Step 2: Can I make money by just blogging? The answer to that question is yes. If your blog experiences a steady increase in followers, even if it just one new follower/week, you must be saying something they find interesting or relevant. Try to identify what that topic is, and perhaps fine-tune your blog entries to accommodate more of that topic. You might be an expert in a particular area or field of study, say computer drawing and/ or animation. Due to ever increasing costs of living, people tend to gravitate towards articles that teach new DIY skills. It might therefore be fairly reasonable to place a notice on the home page, asking members or followers to “kindly contribute” to the site’s upkeep.

Step 3: How is the blog most utilitarian when promoting a product/s? Blogs are also ideal for introducing new products to “cyber” market. The word capacity of a blog allows the writer flexibility in writing on virtually any product technicality. Even then, you must keep the blog entertaining by interspersing technical blogs with those of interesting commentary. A blog can also act as a portal to a product’s website. Many website hosting companies offer banner advertisements as part of their service packages. The blogger selects the size, shape, style and animation that he wants to appear on the blog. The text of the banner can also be customized, for example it could say: “Want to create your own Twitter? Click here!” When all customization is completed a “source code” with all the data for the banner has to be carefully integrated with the HTML coding within the Web blog.

Blogging has been around for years now and a good percentage of netizens have already tried their hand at blogging. Others have grown out of it, while others have invested time and energy that their blogs have become a source of income. If you have never tried blogging, you might want to consider the benefits of the sport of online literature that is blogging.

Blogging is typically used for publishing an online diary. Composing a journal entry and publishing it online for everyone to see can be rewarding especially when you know that there is someone out there who is interested in your life, and is going through something similar in their life. It is also a form of networking with other bloggers, and if you join a blogosphere (blogging community), you will receive comments from people who enjoy blogging or reading blogs. It is a great way to make new friends online.

Although journal writing is what most people do with blogs online, its purpose is certainly not limited to that only. Over the years, companies have added a blog section to their websites where they can update their customers with the latest news from their end. This is very useful and informative, as customers are able to be informed at their own will. Companies don’t have to spam their clients with newsletters, as blogs are equally useful but less invasive.

Blogs are used by scholars who enjoy publishing the latest information about their chosen specialty. Blogs are generally set up in a way that they can be socially bookmarked if the particular post is a recommended read. Visitors can also comment on every post. Blog layouts are also very simple to browse, so it is not limited to the computer literate population.

A fun way to blog is to fill up a site with collaborative content. Friends can all have user accounts, and everyone can blog whenever they want to. The contents are made public to each author’s circle of friends, and everyone can contribute either a post or a comment

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