Blogs are on the trend now. They are everywhere. There was a time when all we saw was just static websites.
Now, we are spotting more and more blogs.
In fact, even on static websites, web administrators are adding a “blog” section.
Blogs are used for several different reasons.
Individuals, for example, use it to express their opinions, ideas, and information on topic they are passionate about.
Business owners, on the other hand, blog to keep their customers/visitors informed about their new products and special offers.
So, you see, blogs definitely has some kind of advantages over a static website.
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5 Awesome Benefits of Blogging on a Regular Basis:
#1. Blogs are Easy to Set Up
Traditional static website requires you to know programming languages such as HTML, PHP, or others. Then when you create a page, you have to upload it on the server. Once on the server, you need to check if the format and layout are right, and everything else are in proper place.
If they are not, then you need to change the code on each page, then upload it again, and check it again.
On the other hand, when you create a blog post, you simply log in, write your post, and then click ‘publish’ button, and you are done.
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#2. Easy to Create Fresh Content
The ease of posting on a blog lets you create posts frequently, which provides fresh content on a regular basis.
You already know that ‘fresh’ content is not only beneficial for your readers as it keep them coming back for more, but also for the search engines to improve your search engine rankings.
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#3. Blogs are FREE
You can start a blog for free.
There are free blogging services like Blogger, WordPress (this site), and Tumblr.
If you already have a domain and a web hosting, you can also install blog software on your existing site, for free.
These free blogging software often offer many options to customize your blog. For example, you can select blog template with one column, two columns, three columns, or even more.
Furthermore, you can change the fonts and text colors. You can make the blog look BIG or the way you want it.
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#4. Plug-ins and Add-ons will Enhance Your Blog’s Functionality
Most blog software or blogging services come with plugins and add-ons to ENHANCE the functionality of your blog.
Most plugins allows your readers to share your blog posts on their social profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, giving your blog a huge exposure to your audience.
Others plugins help with the SEO of your site, making your blog more attractive to search engines such as Google.
Plus, there are handful of plugins that can help you make more revenue for your blog.
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#5. Provides Easy Interaction with Your Readers
Blogs offer easy interaction with the readers. For example, on most blogs, there is a “comment box” at the end of the post. On some popular blogs, you can see a very lively discussions going on in the comment section.
On a business sites, this interaction can be very valuable. Just by reading a comment, a business partner can quickly assess customer opinions, and even respond to customer concerns.
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Final thoughts on Why You Should Blog Regularly?
Blogs are so easy to set up that there is no reason why you should not have one.
If you have an online business, you can use blog to keep your customers updated about what is happening, or simply to have a conversation with them.
Also, posting fresh and engaging content on a regular basis will also keep your customer back, and keep them happy.
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