Brief Description of This Podcast Episode
In this podcast episode, you are going to learn about what is a blog? or what blogging is?
I have made it simpler and very basic so that even beginners can understand and start from here for their own blogging journey.
You’ll also listen to some of the reasons why people blog or why they start blogging so that you may also relate some or any of those ideas with you to start your own blog.
If you need any help creating your own blog then you can reach out to me via this website or you can contact me any way you want.
Also, don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast so that you don’t miss the next and awesome upcoming episodes of this podcast.
For some reason, if you don’t listen to the podcast then you can read the full transcript of the show below.
If you have any doubts or questions feel free to ask by commenting or contacting me.
Thanks for giving me your time here. I appreciate it. Have an awesome day!
The Full Transcript Of The Show
Hello and welcome again to The Bishnu Mahali Show.
This is Bishnu Mahali.
And in this podcast episode today, I’m going to talk about what blogging is? or what is a blog? and everything else which is related to this topic.
Yes, I know that most of us are already aware of it in 2019.
Yet, I know I lot of people who know nothing about them.
Also, there could be teenagers too listening to me in this podcast, who might have not heard of these terms anytime before. So, that’s why I have to talk about it first before jumping into the advanced things.
Imagine me talking about “23 ways to get high volume traffic to your blog” and the listeners have no idea what I’m talking about.
Well, that’s enough of ranting on why I’m publishing this podcast.
Now let’s move on to the topic.
So, let’s begin with,
“What is a blog?”
According to Google,
A blog is a regularly updated website or a web page which is typically run by an individual or a small group of team. The blogs are mostly written in an informal or conversational style.
By the way, let me tell you one interesting fact that even the majority of bloggers don’t know about.
The term “blog” came from the word “Weblog”.
Yes, that’s true!
Now we are not getting deep into the history of the blog. If you are interested you can google it out. We should get going with our topic of the day.
Before moving to the simpler definition or explanation of the blog let me clarify some of the terms related to the blog.
So the first term is “blog” itself which I’m already discussing.
A blog is a form of a website in terms of a noun but as a verb, blog means adding new contents to a blog or regularly updating a blog.
And of course, blogging is the fourth form of this verb (a.k.a. the Present Participle or Continuous Verb).
The next term is “blogger”. I guess it is clear just by hearing the word. Still, let me tell you once.
Blogger is an individual who is the blog owner or a person who keeps the blog alive by creating new contents, i.e., “a blog post”.
And that’s the next term “blog post”.
Any content created and posted on the blog as an article or writing is called a blog post. It can be in different forms too like photos, video, audio etc.
In fact, if you are listing to this podcast on my website then you are on a blog post of my blog and blog post is in the form of audio with some images and texts.
Okay! Now let me read what professionals have to say about blog or blogging.
Starting with one of my favorite experts in the digital marketing industry, “Neil Patel“.
“A blog is a channel where you share your thoughts think of it as a public journal, diary or even book. You can share your personal thoughts, quick updates or even educate others what you learned.”– Neil Patel
Well, I completely agree!
Now let me read what Greg Narayan has to say about it.
“A blog is whatever you make it. This can be a personal journal to shares stories about life, food, travel and others adventure with your close friends and families or it can be a booming website with the community and design of the New York Times. It’s up to you.
The point isn’t what, it’s when. Try to ditch the perfectionism, and start blogging today and you will soon be learning more than you have ever imagined.”– Greg Narayan
Well, the last few lines are so true and motivating.
I too recommend you to start blogging as soon as possible. If you need any help with getting started with a blog then visit my website bloggerself.com or contact me anyway. I would love to help you out!
You can also email me at – admin(at)bloggerself.com or bishnu(at)bloggerself.com
Now let me read one more thought on blogging by Amy Lynn Andrews which shows you the power of blogging.
“Blogs are the new resume, the new business card, the new marketing broucher or advertising billboard and they are quickly becoming a source of excellent income for many.”Amy Lynn Andrews
Are you excited now???
Well, I’m! Even though I’m already blogging since 2012.
Now let’s move on to the next segment where I will tell you some of the reasons why people blog.
So, let’s begin with the number one.
And it is also the most popular and common reason why people start their blog about why they start blogging and that is, “to express their thoughts or ideas.”
Of course, I told you that you can write anything you want in your blog and share it with the world. So, that’s the first reason why people start their blog.
Now moving on to the second reason and it is, “to deliver valuable information to others.”
Sometimes we have a lot of information in our mind that we want to share with the world and that becomes the reason why people start their blog.
Now moving on to the third reason and It is “to make money”.
Of course, everyone wants to make money sometimes and they start a blog for the same reason.
Now moving on to the fourth reason, and it is, “for doing self-promotion and gaining authority” in their industry or anything like that.
Now moving on to the fifth reason here, and it is, “to connect with like-minded people.”
Of course, you can connect with like-minded people because you are sharing your thoughts, ideas or information or knowledge you have with the world. So, obviously, people will connect with you.
Now moving on to the sixth reason, and the sixth reason is. “to gain knowledge or become better.”
Of course, while blogging you learn a lot of things. And become better yourself.
Now moving on to the seventh reason and it is, “to find a better job or position.”
Of course, it can give you a better job or position in your existing job.
Now let’s move on to the number eight. And it is, “to improve written skill”. I have seen a lot of my friends doing the same thing.
The ninth reason here is, “to grow their business.”
Tenth reason is here, “to showcase their talent or skill.”
And the last reason is here that, “people think that blogging is easier compared to making a video or a podcast“.
So these are some reasons why people start their blog or they start blogging and one of these reasons can be your reason to start a blog. Which I will be teaching you in the next episode.
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Where you can learn about “How You Can Start Your Own Blog And Start Your Blogging Career?”
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I will see you in the next episode.
Thanks for listening to this podcast. Have a nice day!