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 knows 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 exploration of the blog let me clarify some of the terms related to blog. Okay! 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. Yet 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, that is 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 expert in digital marketing and industry Neil Patel. He says, “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.” 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.” 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 – [email protected] or [email protected] Now let me read one more thought on blogging by Amy Lynn Andrews which shows you the power of blogging. She says, “Blogs are the new resume, the new business card, the new marketing brochure or advertising billboard and they are quickly becoming a source of excellent income for many.” 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 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, the 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”. And I have seen a lot of my friends doing the same thing. And 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. So, Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast. So that you don’t miss the next episode. Because the next episode is so so so… important! Where you can learn about “How You Can Start Your Own Blog And Start Your Blogging Career?” So, don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast. Until then, keep doing things that you love, Keep learning, keep growing! I will see you in the next episode. Thanks for listening to this podcast. Have a nice day!