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How many of you blog (on a blogging site or on your own web site) for the purposes of  

1. Promoting a product or service
2. Blog advertising income
3. Promoting a ministry or public service
4. As a creative outlet
5. Other?

I’m interested in your experience of building, branding, have you met your goals/objectives?  

Did you figure it out as you went or did you have a prepared road map to follow?

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      Laurie Zieber wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • I ask because it seems we have several women here who are in need of income and have varying levels of writing  and computer skills.  If there exists among our group some mentors in the area of professional blogging- perhaps we could assist these women in creating some income to sustain themselves until the next job offer comes.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Hi Laurie,

      I don’t blog for any reason other than just to get out what may be in.....




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      Kathryn Krastin wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Initially, I started “blogging” as a means of storing information and decluttering stacks of papers... for example, I created a prayer blog for many prayers that I had collected, a mission blog about a mission that I took to Guatemala, a quote blog about some quotes that I ran into, etc.

      Eventually, they became short story collections (probably too risque for here)...and then some just plain old writing.  I love writing and being able to express myself; therefore, I loved exploring possibilities.

      Originally, they were all with blogspot.com, which was taken over by Google.  Eventually, I set up a blog site through wordpress.com, then blossomed to media blogsites such as statesman.com, myfoxaustin.com, austin360.com, yahoo360.com, and sooo much more.  I let out more political/activist type blogging through those sites.

      Through my work at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, I have been approved to set up a cause page on Facebook and I keep that going on a regular basis.  Although it isn’t truly a blog site, I do keep it going by updating it with postings.

      I would love, love, love to take my skills to a level that I actually get paid for writing.  I’m considering writing 2 different books.  One about advocacy work and one about domestic violence.  To do so, I am going to need to break away from some of the extra curricular volunteer work that I am involved with.  Even with writing a book or two, I don’t know a thing about obtaining an agent, etc.

      Sheezzz...

      I would love a mentor in these aspects.  Do you happen to know one???




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      Mjmurphy wrote Apr 29, 2009
    • Laurie - what a wonderful idea and how thoughtful of you! Hopefully there will be some people here with this information. Otherwise I would be willing to help do some research on this.




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      Laurie Zieber wrote Apr 30, 2009
    • That's ok chinadoll, I didn't know the word canoodling  tongue out till I got here!




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      Isabella DeLaurentis wrote Dec 3, 2013
    • I think blogging is therapeutic. With all the noise out there, I find that quietly writing brings me to center. My blogging over the years ended up becoming a website business which I just launched days ago. I thought about it for four years and finally did it! But yes, I do think that blogging can be done as a way to promote your business by giving to others...which we know you have to give first. People want to work with those they know, like and trust. Build your brand by taking time to reach out and help others...answering questions etc. Good luck! Just in case you wanted to see my brand new website, it is www.pureousal.com




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