Mon. Jan 24th, 2022

A while ago I did something I never expected to do. I started a blog. I wrote my first post not knowing whether or not I’d be stopping in a matter of weeks, and with very little if any direction (honestly, I’m still working on the direction).

Hundreds of posts later I’m still going strong, and I’m so happy I started. The subject of this article is to give my top ten reasons why I’m still plugging away at these blog posts, and the benefits anyone can receive from doing the same:

10. There exists the potential for financial gain . OK, this one’s real lame, considering the amount of pay usually offered. The rate of pay is potentially so low as to not even be worthy of mention. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to know that someday you might get something.

9. In this new age when people want to find out about a person, everybody knows what they do. They Google them, of course. But I fear that if I maintain a minimal online presence, then I have no idea what trash someone might discover if they look me up. With a blog, I get to set the agenda. Now if someone wants to Google me, they’ll find plenty of things out there. And almost everything will be under my terms.

8. You never know what kind of impact a few simple words might have on someone. I’m a firm believer that if you keep trying to reach a person’s heart you’ll increase the likelihood that the “right place, right time” might magically roll around. What do I know about this world? For all I know twenty years from now someone’s going to ask me if I’m the one writing the blog with my name. When I say that I am, they might tell me that something I wrote hit home with them at just the right moment. I helped give them the strength and to desire to (fill in the blank). And it all would happen because I bothered, well, I bothered to sit and write.

7. It gives me another motivation to follow the news. Whenever it seems like the news is so darn repetitive and manipulative that I just can’t take it anymore, I can think to myself that no matter what I find, I always have the ability to put my own spin on things. I don’t need to just rely on what some reporter wants me to feel. I have all the reason in the world to look, think… and write.

It has become well-known that by maintaining a local business blog you can add to your business success. Unfortunately, most small business owners perceive that doing so takes a lot of time and is difficult to come up with ideas for the blog.

Hopefully this article will dispel those myths.

First of all it’s important to understand that through consistent local business blogging you can drastically improve your online presence and search engine optimization (SEO). Your attitude about blogging should change when you realize that your efforts can positively affect the amount of traffic going to your site.

In addition, your blog can increase your opportunities to interact with your customers, thus providing more opportunities to share your expert knowledge. Anytime you can get customers interested and involved in what your local business is doing you will increase your chances for additional sales.

So what exactly do you write about anyway? Since you’re an expert in your field you already know more than 98% of the world about your business. But it can still be difficult to put your knowledge into words.

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