12 reasons why you need a blog

12 reasons why you need a blog

"Why should I blog? I just don't get it"

This post in a popular discussion forum made me think, and I came up with 12 reasons why you should blog.

Read them and start writing on your blog. Or better yet, start your blog and THEN come back and read this :)

# 1 - You don't need to know HTML

One of the biggest obstacles that many hopeful website creators face is that they don't know how to design a web page. Blogs overcome this: all it does is write in a box, and the blog software automatically converts it into a web page and publishes it on the World Wide Web for anyone to see.

# 2 - keep your content fresh

Blogs are essentially daily online. It makes no sense to write in your journal every month or two. Similarly, running a blog in itself 'forces you' to update it often. And updating your blog often makes it more useful for readers and consumers, and by extension, for search engines that are in the business of presenting their customers with valuable resources.

# 3 -AUTOMATICALLY optimized for search

Search engines love fresh content. In fact, most blogs are structured to offer a high degree of search engine optimization.

All sections of your blog are linked to each other. The terms used as 'link anchors' are optimized for keywords. You can create categories to host thematic content. Browsing your blog is intuitive. Files can be customized and generate hundreds of pages of content that act as "search engine spider bait."

# 4 - Get a built-in link structure

It is quite easy for a visitor to "get lost" in his blog ... without ever abandoning it.

Calendars link to publications on specific dates. The 'Recent Posts' listings point to their most recent content. The files connect all your previous posts. Search boxes allow browsers to search for certain types of content. And everything happens automatically, without spending hours creating a link structure or a site map!

# 5 - You generate multiple pages rich in content

And by intelligently configuring your file preferences, you can convert each publication into many different forms of content, each one on its own page. Blog regularly for a few months, and you could end up having a website of more than 100 pages, all full of relevant content, optimized by keywords and themes!

# 6 - You can optimize your blog with keywords widely

All parts of your blog template can be customized.  It is a one-time job that will provide continuous benefits throughout the life of your blog. You can include keywords in your blog title, description, blog post headers, trackback links, comment invitations, file titles and category names.

# 7 - You create an online community

If your blog has a specific topic, you can build a loyal audience and develop an online community. You can even take it to a higher level by linking it to a forum or membership site. Request comments, suggestions, ideas and comments, or invite readers to participate. Very soon, your blog will grow organically, even if you don't write much!

# 8 - Start conversations with readers

Of course, the first step is yours: start a dialogue with the readers. You can do it with your blog post, asking a question or inviting comments and interaction. Your blog will be read by an audience that is already interested in your topic or topic. This conversation will be priceless for you, the owner of the blog.

# 9 - Trackbacks

Blogging is about conversations distributed online. Trackbacks are a type of blog technology that makes it possible, and simple! Your blog will benefit from the incoming links that a trackback will bring, and you will also get additional traffic from other sources.

# 10 - You can easily syndicate your content

Getting readers for your content is good. Making your content go where many more readers can see it is GREAT! Syndication (via RSS feeds) is integrated into most blogging platforms, which gives you a quick way