Why people blog for free
People write free blogs and article so other people can read it. One way or another, we would like to share ideas, questions, or experiences. Information plays an important role in our lives.
But are we writing articles just to share it to our friends? Some would say yes but most would say no. It’s a fact that many of us writes an article or shares blog because we wanted to be noticed by sharing what we know. In this world, it doesn’t matter if you are very intelligent when no one knows that you are. That is why we do write-ups and share it through blogs, article directories, newspapers, books, etc.
During the recent years I continually strive to understand how effective writing can be done. Yes, I have a BS and have also taken MBA for a while. But the reality is a bit different from what we learn in classrooms. I created free blogs many times and built websites just being curious to learn the basics and to be “in” around the internet circle. But the most important thing is when I have discovered a couple of times that I fail for one reason or another.
In the beginning, I posted articles to my blogs by simply borrowing ideas of other writers, whew! I am a bad writer huh? Excuse me but you are damn right! I have my reason why and it’s not a bad idea to copy someone else’s work, but the most important thing to do is to give the credit to the original writer. Never steal other people’s writings. If you are not yet ready to write your own, then don’t forget to include in the footer of your copied article the source of the said article or whoever wrote it. Give the credit to them whenever you repost their articles. Eventually, I will discourage you to continuously practice copying. Mind you that copying another man’s idea is Plagiarism and it is not socially acceptable.
The most important thing in writing is originality because writing is an art and the beauty of an art depends on its artist. Your idea even copied by someone else is still yours and nobody has any right to steal it from you. So, you should begin bringing your own self into your own writings.
Moving forward, I eventually started writing my own free blog thingy. I started from one topic into another. I believe that if some other writers have their distinct knowledge, I also have mine. But again, whatever it is that we write should be read by someone else to serve its purpose – sharing…. and what we share is…. information.
But how do we share our writings? Placing our articles in a free blog site is not enough. You don’t want to post article that no one could ever read. Perhaps there will be few who will be able to find it out but won’t you feel a lot better if many others will read what have you labored?
Yes, you can share the articles you have written and posted into a blog site simply by giving them the exact location link of the page where you have posted your article. But how long would you be able to do this? How much friend circle do you have? 10? 100? Or maybe you can also extend further and put the article link into your Facebook account so you can share it with your Facebook connections and friends. But still, how many are in your Facebook friend list? 500? 2000? Even you have the maximum number of listed friends in Facebook which is 5,000, you will still not be able to share it as widely to the world as possible.
So what do we do then? We need to automate sharing our written free blogs by going back to the basic. Let search engines like Google or Yahoo and the others open the doors for you without the need to exert too much effort. Did it made sense for you? Now if you want to gear up to the next level, you should learn Search Engine Optimization. You can read another article I made titled “How To Make Your Free Blog SEO Friendly”.