“What do you do with a blog?” is a basic question many bloggers are asked, and as we travel through blogosphere, we see the possibilities are endless.
Blogs can be online diaries documenting a life which future generations will be able to read. Blogs can be used as a teaching mechanism and share lessons on thousands of topics, as a platform from which the author can gain more exposure for a worthy cause, or to showcase artistic talents such as music, art and/or creative writing. Blogs can also be used to promote a business or hobby or as a stepping stone to developing an online presence which will benefit both the author and their readers.
The beauty is, anyone can have a blog and are free to choose how they use it.
For what bloggers are actually doing with their blogs, here’s a small sampling:
Debbie Yost of Three Weddings is a mommy blogger who uses her blog to share family stories and photos, plus educates others about Down syndrome.
Betsy and Pete Wuebker of Passing Thru use their blog to publish stories of interest and showcase Pete’s artistic talents.
Joanna Young of Confident Writing shares writing tips with her readers, and also offers a fee based service where she works with her clients to improve on their blog posts.
Mark Penta of Creative Journey Cafe is a freelance artist (illustrator and caricaturist) who not only posts interviews, photography, and other articles, but also showcases his published work.
Friar of Deep Friar is a writer and an artist who shares stories and uses his blog to display both artwork and cartoons which he will showcase in his future storybook.
Kim Woodbridge of (Anti) Social Development uses her blog to educate others while soliciting clients who need help with the behind the scenes mechanics of their blogs.
Dr. Nicole Sundene and a team of writers created Kitchen Table Medicine to educate others on alternative medicine and how to get healthy.
Tom Volkar, of Delightful Work is writer and a life coach who offers free and fee based teleconferences.
Amy Derby not only publishes articles on Write From Home but is also a creative writer, freelancer and corporate blogger. Amy is also an avid Twitter user.
Jannie Funster is a musician who uses her blog to not only share her thoughts but to share her music, as well.
George Angus of Tumblemoose Productions is a writer who uses his blog to teach others about writing and to showcase his work.
Catherine Lawson uses her blog to share what she has learned from being in business, plus challenges her readers to think outside the box.
Kathy at Virtual Impax writes articles for her blog, plus promotes her business which “combines strategy, research, ideas, program management and ventures to help clients get the most from their marketing both on AND off the web.”
Akemi Gaines of Yes To Me is an entrepreneur who blogs about life issues and uses her blog to advertise her Akashic Reading business.
Ann of Vintage Mommy connects with other parents of adopted children hoping to create a dialogue that will benefit all who read.
Ian Denny’s first blog centered around his journey back from business failure. He has since gone on to be a highly successful businessman who now uses a business blog to grow his clientele.
Writer Dad obviously showcases his writing talent and is close to having his work published.
Annie Anderson not only blogs about her life, but uses her blog to advertise her copywriting and graphic design talents.
Davina of Shades Of Crimsom writes articles for her blog, promotes her business as a life coach and has a second blog dedicated to her editing, copy writing, and/or proofreading business.
Kelvin Kao of Puppet Kao loves puppets and uses his blog to (you guessed it) share stories about puppets.
Although she’s a pediatrician and will share posts on medicine and parenting, Dr. Shiela Cason often uses her blog to showcase her photography.
James, Harry and Charlie of Men with Pens use their blog to share stories plus to promote their business which includes web design, graphic art, copywriting and web content.
Vered of Momgrind is a mommy blogger whose blogging talent has gotten her freelance writing gigs .
John Hoff of eVenture Biz has a business plus a blog and is launching a new website for bloggers which will offer hands-on-help for those who are converting to or signing up for WordPress, including a competitively priced web hosting service.
Darren Daz Cox is an artist who showcases his art on his blog, plus discusses how he created each piece.
Linda of Forced Green educates her readers on the importance of green living and saving the environment.
And, there’s so many more…..
As you can see, the possibilities of what can be done with a blog is endless.
As the cartoon says, “Think Big!”.
This is an easy one, what do you do with your blog?
With regard to your blog, do you have any plans of expanding its purpose?
There are so many things that can be done with a blog, I’m anxious to hear how you use yours.
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