The Tentmakers

Blogging 101 – Class 1

MMBHello friends. I’ve decided to start a series to help those interested in blogging. I’ll be sharing these lessons at periodically.
Please feel free to ask questions and share your views.
Today, we’re starting with an Introduction. As with every introduction, we’ll start with definitions. Let’s define “Blogging”.
What is Blogging?
Blogging is what a Blogger does…Lol. Okay seriously, Blogging essentially means maintaining a Blog.
So, what’s a Blog? A blog is a type of website that is updated regularly with new content. Essentially, a blog is just a space on the Web that you can create to record and express your opinions, experiences, and interests.
Who can maintain a Blog?
Anyone with a functional email address and internet connections can maintain a blog (and become a Blogger).
Why do Bloggers Blog?
Technorati.com conducted a survey of more than 4,000 bloggers asking them why they blog. Here are some of the most common responses:
To share my experiences and expertise
To speak up about an issue I care about
To become more involved with my hobbies and passions
To advance my career or start a career in writing
To keep my family and friends updated about my life
Actually, I find all those responses relevant to why I blog. For me, the major reason why I blog is just because I CAN! Blogging helps me stay sane while stuck in Lagos traffic. I even blog about whatever I experience while on the road. You can read my Tales From The Road. I also share whatever words of inspiration I receive on this website.
Enough about me…Tell me, why are you (interested in) blogging?
You know a good number of us in Nigeria became more interested in blogging after we heard that celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji, bought a home in Banana Island and she made the money from blogging. Chai…”Show me the money”, we all screamed. AMA heard your cries and has decided to do just that. I read up a bit and I learnt about a few ways to make money while blogging. I have to warn you, though, that it’s not as easy as the movies make it seem. It takes dedication and a lot of hard work.
Let me sign off by introducing Infolinks to you.
Infolinks is a global advertising platform offering ad solutions for both publishers and advertisers. Online bloggers and website owners monetize their websites with Infolinks while keeping the Look & feel of their sites undisturbed.
You can learn more about Infolinks here.
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