By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 19, 2007
Many moons ago, we did a round up voice actors who write blogs relating to voice over and since then, there have been many more blogs added to the community!
Just how are these people starting blogs and why is it important?
What is a blog?
A blog is an online journal produced by an individual, publishing stories or news bits to share with their audience on a regular basis. Some people blog daily, weekly, or whenever the spirit moves them. Blogs give people an outlet to comment on the world around them and are usually themed. For instance, you are reading a voice acting blog right now. VOX Daily is written with voice actors, audio producers and fans of voice actors in mind.
Why do people blog?
Some blog because they want to share knowledge with others, spread a message, or connect with their community and or fan base. Others blog for business reasons while others mix both business and pleasure, similar to what you experience here at VOX Daily.
How can you get started as a blogger?
Getting started in blogging is very easy, in fact, you can do it within several minutes.
All you need to do is go to a website such as Blogger.com to sign-up and secure your own blog and domain name hosted on the service provider's website. Many web services give you the option to have a free account whereas others charge for the use of their blogging software or for additional perks.
Is it hard to blog?
Blogging itself isn't difficult, however, maintaining the will to do so on regular basis is the most challenging part of any blogger's career. Some days you won't feel much like writing, and that's fine. Something you can do is have emergency articles waiting as drafts that you can readily publish if you're short on inspiration or are too busy to start from scratch.
Why should I blog?
There are many different reasons why it behooves (benefits) you to blog. We've discussed reasons and many benefits of blogging before, and now, there are even more blogging benefits since then! In a nutshell, you'll receive benefits relating to community, search engine results, expertise, and personal wellbeing.
Why else is it important to blog?
Blogging as a voice actor gives you opportunities that you may never have otherwise. What a wonderful way to broaden your horizons! For example, you can reach out to others, position yourself as an authority, and develop more content that hungry search engine bots just gobble up. You'll also find that you can make a difference by using your blog as a vehicle to inform, entertain and document happenings as a citizen blogger.
If you have been thinking about starting a blog, you're already on the right track! As with anything that takes dedication, you have to genuinely want to do it in order to be successful and receive enjoyment from your efforts.
Would any of you be interested in learning how to blog? If this sounds like an activity you'd enjoy, let me know by leaving a comment on this article and I'll put something together as a guide.
Also, if you have any specific questions, I invite you to send them to me so that I can incorporate answers to your questions in the guide to make sure we've covered as many areas as we can. You can email your questions to me here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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