Why I Blog

Written by Zac Johnson
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Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net, recently made a post asking “Why Do You Blog?“. Not only did he ask the question… but he also wanted it in video format. I’ve wanted to do video for quite some time now, and I’m glad Darren made this post, because it finally pushed me to making my first actual blog post video. Instead of doing a regular video, I decided to have some fun with it and do something original! So here it is… Why I Blog!

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I Blog to Be Different
A lot of internet marketers are blogging, but not as many are moving into video. Whether you are blogging, running an ad campaign or video blogging, creativity and being different is key. Being different not only helps you in succeed, but it also gets noticed. Don’t worry about what other people think. Do something crazy and push yourself outside of your comfort level!

I Blog to Get & Stay Motivated
It happens to all of us, sometimes you just feel unmotivated and want to step away from your business for a bit. Blogging is a great way to get away from it all. Sometimes your best writing happens when you are frustrated. Step back and review some news articles or talk to some friends on AIM, get an idea for a new blog post and get to it! Once you have your new post live and have read your readers the comments, you are now motivated again and ready to go! Not only are you motivating yourself, but your posts will also inspire your readers at times as well!

I Blog to Share Knowledge
I’ve been making money online for over 10 years, but I’m still learning new stuff every day. Being able to share my stories and experience from past to present, then having people comment on my posts with their ideas or advice is just awesome. No matter how big or small, we can all learn from blogging.

I Blog to Network
After attending BlogWorld and AffiliateSummit West, it was amazing to see the response from people who read the blog. I was even more amazed by how many people I already knew, but had no idea they were daily readers! Email is great, but being able to get more personable and read up on a fellow bloggers is much better. Blogging is a great networking tool.

I Blog for Name Recognition
This blog already has thousands of readers. The more popular a blog gets, the better name recognition and branding you have. Over time your name and brand power can be priceless. Are you working towards building your name or company branding?

And I Now Video Blog…
This was my first video blog. Why blog as spiderman?! Why not… making money online and blogging is fun, make the most of it! Do something creative today, see what happens!

Thank you Darren for your recent video blog promotion. Not only is it a great idea, but it was the boost I needed to get started and put my first video blog post together. What did you think of my first video and would you like to see more? Am I crazy, funny, insane… or a marketing genius?

My video also on YouTube, Metacafe, Google, DailyMotion, Blip.tv and Sclipo.

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23 Replies to “Why I Blog”

  1. Nice video there Zac πŸ™‚

    And good points on your blogging reasons..

    I too recently had the same topic popping up in my blog, and got some interesting answers –

  2. Been reading for quite a while, but I've never commented, so I thought this was a good time to point out that I really enjoyed your Spiderman costume. It doesn't get better than that! Most bloggers do LAME videos, or they talk for hours… πŸ™‚

  3. Zac, this was clever and entertaining. Video has done wonders for my traffic in the last 8 months and not mention it's fun as heck! πŸ™‚

  4. And I blog for the same reasons.

    You almost added everything.

    Nice read, thanks. πŸ™‚

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