Today I decided to switch things up a little bit. Instead of me taking a question and answering it myself, I want to ask you guys a question and have you answer it.
This might seem like a weird kind of question to ask, but if you really look into the word then you will see that it’s not really an odd question at all.
We all blog for different reasons and have different purposes on our own blogs. So with that in mind, the definition of blogging can be different depending on who the person is.
There are many uses for blogs, and while some may be more practical than others, all blogs have some kind of purpose. The most common types of blog purposes I see are:
- To Teach Someone Something
- To Blog For Fun
- To Connect With Others
- To Make Money
- To Learn
The most common blogs around, the people who blog to talk about a certain niche. Take Blogussion for example, this is a “teach someone something blog” as blogging articles and tutorials are posted here.
Many people just enjoy blogging and don’t really care who is reading. Most of these blogs “just for fun” can be classified as personal blogs, but aren’t limited to just that field.
Blogging is a great tool for meeting new people. I can’t tell you how many great people I have talked to that I have met through my blogs. I make friends with a lot of people who comment on my blog, and we just have a good time conversing about the topic.
A bad road to take, but there are people who don’t get it. I see blogs that are strictly there to make money. Stuff like AdSense, Banner Ads, Text Links and more usually fill those blogs.
Maybe we blog to learn new things more than teach them sometimes. If you’re a blog about teaching someone something, then you probably have a lot of knowledge in the field. But there are always things you can learn, no matter how much experience you have.
All of those things tie together in the end, which makes this question even weirder I think. You can say that you blog to teach people something, but at the same time you are connecting with others, learning something, doing it for fun, and even somewhere down the line – making money.
I’m Very Interested in What You Have to Say!
I think your opinion on this question will be pretty interesting. I have basically dissected the question a little, now all it needs is your opinion.
For the most part, I think many answers will be similar. But, I do think that there are more “deeper” thinkers out there who see a blog more than just a place to write posts and make money.
So don’t be afraid to post, there aren’t any wrong answers! If this gets enough interest, I will post my interpretation for sure.