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"Blogging For Business Defined"


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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why do you think business owners or business managers would want to focus on blogging if it will not be beneficial to their business at all? You're right. You could already say that there should be no more question as to why more and more business owners are gearing towards doing blogging for business.

It is obvious that blogging has proven its worth as far as any business is concern. Blogging has slowly and surely picked up speed as more and more business owners are realizing the benefits that blogging brings to business. Here is blogging defined for us to better understand why more and more business owners are into blogging for business nowadays.

Delineating Blog

As Pyra Labs Blogger has put it, a "blog" is actually a web page composed of some short and concise, regularly updated posts arranged by order of the dates posted. It was originally called "weblogs" in 1997 as thought up by a certain Jorn Barger. These weblogs started gaining popularity in 1999 when quite a number of companies as well as developers came out with blogging software and tools that would make blogging much easier to use. And since then, the number of users patronizing blogging has boomed from just a thousand to about a hundred million of bloggers.

Business Blog Category

There are two kinds of blogging: the personal blogs which are a combination of a personal diary or journal with some postings on opinions and where research links are present; and the business blogs which is considered more of as a communication tool for promoting business to existing clients and prospective or new and potential customers.

Blogging For Marketing Purposes

Blogging for business is also usually made as a venue for marketing products and services, communicating the special features and benefits of each product or service. It has slowly yet captivatingly seized the attention of the global business community what with the dramatic increase in the number of bloggers recorded. Truly, blogs are a brilliant technique a business owner can use for sharing or campaigning its expertise and business portfolio. These, while at the same time boosting the site's traffic and connecting with new prospective customers as well.

What's In It For The Smaller Businesses Then?

As for small enterprises or businesses which have just recently started and recognized the benefits of blogging on their business, there are also known benefits to them which include the following:

Very Easy To Use

Basically, jot down your thoughts, link your site to other various resources, and after which you should publish to your blog, in just a few push of the buttons. You may try using the Blog software applications such as the Movable Type, Blogger.com and Typepad since they are all known to provide user-friendly blogging tools for your business.

A Low-Cost Alternative

Setting up your own blog site on the Web will not even hurt your pockets. It is a very cost-effective alternative to indulging into advertising and marketing promotions. As we know these advertising and marketing endorsements will cost your business a great deal of money just to promote your products and services. And especially for small business owners who do not have much resource yet to learn blogging for business, you may simply hire a Web developer or do not have the time to learn about web html, then settle with the cheaper means of getting your business' name visible online.

Provided By: Ray Plumlee
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