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What do you want to accomplish with your blog?

Topic #102:

What do you want to accomplish with your blog? What is it for?

Bonus: Many blogs I see never explain to readers what the goal for the blog is, which makes it hard for people who stop by to know if they should come back. Write a post about your 3 goals for the blog, who you think the readers are, and what you’re offering them in terms of topics or themes. Then take a much shorter list of your goals, and include it in a sidebar widget.

Submitted by Jim Adcock at the Working it Out blog.

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  1. The blog I have with wordpress which is linked in my name is to accomplish the Post a day 2011 Challenge. I try to stay on the topic’s given, but sometimes get a nudge to go into a different direction. I do love to read, so all of the fellow bloggers in this challenge have creative sites, and wonderful contributions to share. I am just wondering if anyone has heard from ClassyRose? She was on a roll…may be on a vacation? Jackie 🙂
    I have another blog: http://divorceissues.wordpress.com for anyone to share about divorce. I have been divorced 15 years or more, love law, and will share my struggles over the years as a single mom on that blog.

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  2. Its a good idea to start a blog that is focused on a specific topic – but still wide enough to allow for frequent updations. In my experience, I have noticed that niche blogs perform better in search engines and for monetization/ discussion/ regular followers. Also, that is the first step to becoming a professional blogger.

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    1. I totally agree with you on having a specific topic; not only does it help focus the mind and have a sort of unlying blog narrative, it also stops the blog being an extension of the Facebook status update!

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  3. I think there should be some reason or rather a motivation for you to keep blogging/writing. It could be personal, for fun, educational, making money, or whatever. I do agree with ‘ES’ also that variation in topics is great to read, but as a blogger you still need some motive/goal as to what you’re trying to achieve…

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  4. A good suggestion to do 🙂 I originally started my blog (http://ittakes10k.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/1-1-of-10000-first-batch-of-10000) to be a better writer but I never quite describe what’s in it for the readers / visitors – it’s time to do the packaging’s label 😉 This is the best time for my frequent readers to share what they think about my blog too 😀

    Thanks to Jim Adcock and Scott for the suggestion! I will definitely write a post for this ♥

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  5. Eu já mudei a Aparência do blog ,mas as frases palavras linhas estão tendo um espaço fora do padrão . como faço para voltar o espaçamento normal , de uma linha para outra ?

    Eu agradeço muito a ajuda.
    Abraços.
    Obrigado.

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  6. Thanks for suggesting this topic. It’s made me want to really think about what I want my blog to be about. I haven’t properly answered the question; but it’s now started the cogs in my head turning! Ace suggestion! 🙂

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  7. I started blogging again this past few months because I want to become more creative. I used to be quite involved in the arts – particularly performance – and blogging gives me a small way of feeling a little artistic again.

    I know that having a commitment to blogging (whether that be photography, notes on life or something else) is really useful to me in developing my abilities. It’s also – as with most things creative – really great for helping me to switch away from real life.

    I love the affirmation side of this, too – having a few comments is great and so I do try to produce things that are interesting for others to see and read.

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  8. My blog is basically words & photos from a motorcycle-passenger viewpoint. Since we can’t ride every day, though, it’s extended into life as a non-stereotypical biker chick, thanks to postaday. When I started riding I couldn’t find anything written by passengers which is what inspired me to start. What do I want to accomplish? I’ve made a number of friends already and hope to meet more, I hope to entertain the people who read my posts 🙂

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  9. I put all of that on the my About page when I first started blogging. I can’t stress enough the importance of the About page. Wait, maybe I can…*footstomp* There. It’s the first place people go when they want to know about the author or blog.

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  11. I decided to go for it. I haven’t done the widget yet, but I will soon. I think. Thanks for this topic – it came at a good time.

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  12. O meu maior sonho é ser reconhecida, pelo esforço do meu trabalho com o meu blog, conseguir editar o meu livro, ganhar dinheiro idem, e ter sempre novas idéias para escrever cada vez mais, é isso!
    Abraços a todos!
    Mina!

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