Friday, August 1, 2008

Bill Rowe on Blogging using Social Networks

Hello every one, Bill here.

I just wanted to talk a bit about what I am seeing on "Social Networks" in the blog area's. As of late, it seems that people are using the blogs to advertise this opportunity or that opportunity.

Now blogs are a great tool to use to get yourself noticed. But using them to just advertise something, to me is just a step up from spamming. For me, when I see a title that looks like it's just an advertisement I don't even look at them. I've seen all of them before. So if you think about it, by using blogs to advertise you are only hurting yourself.

If you want to use blogs, use them in the way that they were intended. Here is the definition of what a blog is from Wikipedia;
    "A blog (a contraction of the term web log) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches (sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog), audio (podcasting) are part of a wider network of social media. Micro-blogging is another type of blogging which consists of blogs with very short posts. As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs.[1] With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something."

Now if you use blogs based on the above description, you will definitely be helping get your self recognized. Write your blogs on subjects that you are familiar with. Use them to give out information on a subject. In that way, you will be offering something of value and people will start to look to you for information. You will start to become noticed more this way. And at the same time be helping others learn either something about you, or something about a subject you have written about that they didn't have any knowledge of.

There are places to advertise and there are places to provide help and knowledge. Help yourself out by knowing which are which.

As always, if ever I can assist anybody with anything at all, please contact me.

Thanks for reading and have a great and prosperous day!

Bill Rowe
Skype id: eworllib

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