Larry Brauner

We all like lists.

Now that I’m blogging for a few months, it’s time to list my top reasons why I blog.

If you blog, feel free to share your top reasons for blogging. If you don’t, perhaps my list will motivate you to start.

So here we go. These are the top reasons why I blog:

  1. I value a web presence, and blogging is the cornerstone of my web presence.
  2. It was easy to get started.
  3. Blogging organizes my ideas.
  4. It helps me communicate and to disseminate my ideas in posts such as Critical Success Factors.
  5. It tests my ideas.
  6. It preserves my ideas.
  7. My blog can provide value for my readers.
  8. My blog is a free sample of me.
  9. Blogging helps establish my credibility.
  10. It’s a form of online social networking.
  11. It works well with social networking sites and other social media sites.
  12. Blogging helps implement my personal branding strategy.
  13. It attracts people to me and helps me build my list.
  14. I can blog to promote people, products and services.
  15. I can blog to create viral marketing.
  16. Blogging is interactive. I can use it to share my opinions about business in posts such as The SpiderWeb Marketing System and ASD Ad Surf Daily Cash Generator and allow readers to provide feedback.
  17. Blogging endears me to the search engines.
  18. I can use it to stake out search engine keyword real estate. You can learn more about this from my Blog Marketing and SEO Training  series.
  19. Blogging anchors me.
  20. It builds my writing muscle.
  21. It’s a learning experience.
  22. Blogging helps me with my personal development.
  23. It helps me reflect.
  24. It helps me develop consistency.
  25. It sets an example for others.
  26. Blogging is cool.
  27. Blogging is fun.

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19 Responses to “Top Reasons Why I’m Blogging”

  1. Michelle on March 12th, 2008 9:51 pm

    I was elated to see your card drop in my inbox. I had lost your email a while back and remembered how enjoying your blog was - I just couldn’t find my way back! I have the RSS feed now :)

  2. Larry Brauner on March 12th, 2008 10:11 pm

    Thank you Michelle. You’re very kind.

    I ask my readers to pay a visit to Michelle’s Lady Language blog. She has exquisite taste.

  3. xpango on March 13th, 2008 8:47 am

    Came here dropping entrecards. You belong to a few who just plainly enjoys blogging. Some are in it for money. I on the other hand am into blogging because of the challenge. :)

  4. Larry Brauner on March 13th, 2008 9:46 am

    Thank you for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

    Profit and challenge are important to me too.

  5. StanHayes on March 13th, 2008 12:03 pm

    This is a great, comprehensive list. Well said.

  6. Gwendolyn aka Gia on March 14th, 2008 8:24 pm

    Brilliant Larry. I especially like #26 and #27.

  7. bloggista on March 16th, 2008 7:15 pm

    This list articulates everything that I thought about blogging. Honestly, I started regular blogging way back in January (and got my own blogging site), experimenting how somebody could earn money from it. At the same time, it did gave me one thing I never expected from it - meet and network with people from all corners of the world and made lots of friends. I think this is priceless and worth all the time and effort - plus I did earn some few amounts however I did not expect to earn a lot though. My other sites are bringing in the desired revenue - but blogging will continue in the spirit the way you ‘inked’ this list. Good luck and more power! (and thanks for ‘faving’ me on Technorati. :-) )

  8. Jim on March 16th, 2008 9:13 pm

    Looks like you are gaining quite an influence already! Thanks for stopping by The Net Fool Dot Com.

    Love the reason: “It builds my writing muscle,” how true.

  9. Karl Gechlik | on March 20th, 2008 11:00 am

    Great list and I like the site a lot! Keep up all the hard work, and if you have any technical issues… You now know where to go!

  10. John Hee on March 30th, 2008 3:12 pm

    How about - building that special community?

  11. Larry Brauner on March 30th, 2008 4:53 pm

    If you’re referring to the blogging community at large, it’s rather vast. Perhaps each blog is a community or part of a small community of blogs.

  12. Mary Leedy on April 13th, 2008 10:07 pm

    Larry!! Nice to see you on here, I enjoyed reading your blogs on your Yuwie profile. I think I would enjoy writing my blogs more if I had something to write about, LOL. I’ll work on it. :-)

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  14. speedyol on June 3rd, 2008 11:28 pm

    The more articles posted to your blog, the more pages you’ll get listed in the search engines. The more the merrier!

    It is like with fisherman. Pages in the search engines represent hooks with live bait on them in the water. The more you have, the better your chances of catching fish will be.

    Likewise, the more quality content you get posted on the web through your blog, the better your chances of attracting traffic and customers to your site!

    Always remember: The more articles you add to your blog, the more hooks you’ll have in the water working to pull in a steady stream of traffic and profits for you.

    Jonathan Haryanto

  15. Kim Murphy on June 7th, 2008 2:37 pm

    I am a web designer and find that blogging is a useful tool for increasing a company’s seach engine rankings. I consider # 18 to be very important for my web design clients.

  16. Larry Brauner on June 7th, 2008 9:41 pm

    That’s excellent Kim.

    I find that too many websites are no more that online brochures or business cards.

    Your clients are very fortunate to be working with somebody enlightened.

  17. Robert McGregor on February 18th, 2009 1:26 am

    If you ever give in-person presentations in front of a group, you can base your presentations on your Blog postings. It also works in reverse–the public speaking presentation may morph into a Blog posting.

  18. Larry Brauner on February 18th, 2009 1:32 am

    Great idea Robert. Haven’t done that yet, but I have written blog posts based on tele-seminars I did.

  19. Foutz on July 9th, 2009 2:48 am

    Well, I have been trying to make a go of it and blogging my brains out, but I certainly have to give you credit. That was excellently done. I don’t always make such clear points and a lot of blogs I read are poorly written and leave wondering just what were they trying to say.

    I find it so hard to come up with new ideas and rewritting someone else’s work can backfire. Particularly if you don’t know whether they are truly an expert in their field. The longer I work on the internet the more I wonder about most of the content. However, to be fair their are many aurthors in the print media out there that espouse their ideas as fact when they are clearly questionable. It is almost as easy to have a book published as an ebook.

    Anyway, thanks for the great blog.

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