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Blogging like many other things has the good, the bad and ugly side.
Let’s go straight to it.
The Good Side Of Blogging
1. It Can Improve You
There are many things you can gain from blogging apart from making money. It can improve your skills and knowledge about a lot of stuff about the internet.
2. Make Friends
Blogging can help you build relationships and friendship with other bloggers on the internet and other people from different countries.
For example, 4 months ago I knew nothing about strictlyonlinebiz.com but now, Chuks and I speak on phone and have become friends.
I now have friends in America and in many parts of the world.
3. Fame And Fortune
Blogging can make you very popular and also help you make cash too although it is not as easy as many people make it seem. Just throwing up a blog online will not automatically vomit $1000 bills from your computer.
4. Build Traffic /Promotion
It can help you build traffic in the promotions of a product or a service. Some businesses own a blog for this purpose. This is because Google is a sucker for fresh great content and with blogs you can easily update fresh content.
5. Build An Audience
Blogging can build you an audience, a community of people who will believe in your ideas and help spreads them.
An audience is a great asset that can make a huge difference in terms of profit, cost and sales.
Jason fried of 37signals blames his audience for their huge success.
6. Build Authority
Blogging is a great way to build authority and credibility in whatever subject you are blogging about.
Building authority and credibility is very important as long as online business is concerned.
The Bad Side Of Blogging
1. Time Consuming
Blogging is very time consuming especially if you decide to do everything on your own. That is, if you don’t outsource.
You can spend hours to research and write up a post. It takes hours to promote that post; it takes hours to comment on other blogs.
If you calculate how long you have spent on blogging related activities, you will be shocked.
2. Affect Your Health
Blogging can also affect your health because it requires being in front of the computer screen. It has it own job hazard.
3. It May Distract You
Yes, blogging might be a major source of distraction if it does not directly help your purpose online .The amount of time it takes from you is a good example of that.
The Ugly Side Of Blogging
Blogging also has an ugly side.
1. You Might Not Succeed.
One of the most terrible and ugly truth about blogging is that you might not succeed even with all your efforts.
This is because all the good things blogging gives don’t come easy.
It is sad but true.
Well, that’s it, the good, bad and ugly side of blogging.
Do you know any other good, bad or ugly side of blogging?
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