Blog; Blog like a Blogger & Inspire Bloggers.
Blog ; Vlog & mix of both can be great way to be visible and credible in virtual world.
And that is completely no cost; I mean you don’t have to pay any social media platform. It is free to get more visibility and credibility.
So what exactly is Blog/Vlog?
When I googled it
“a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.”
If you check on wikipedia
Blog “A blog is a means of sharing thoughts and ideas with the world. . Your blog can be a personal diary, a project collaboration tool, a guide, or any means of communicating and publishing information on the web. Its uses are as limitless as your imagination.”
This is all about the knowledge you have gained over years ; know latest trends in your industry and share on the virtual world.
The biggest challenge is it is not known to lot of people how to go ahead with it. Blogging looks like a serious job but it can be fun writing as it is all inside placed in your brain. Get your thoughts on the paper / Text pad / Notepad / MS Word wherever it is.
So when it has to be taught in a simple language to people it has to be done by a practical blogger. Here I was discussing with one of my known contact who is a Soft Skills Trainer; Great Communicator and has written many blogs over the years.
Her name is SUMAN KHER, Soft Skills | Communication | Training | Coaching | Dale Carnegie certified Trainer.
Over the discussion on how she has got more than 200 readers on her blogs and she never knows how does a client land up after reading her blog. She does Blogging for sharing thoughts ; knowledge on the virtual world which helps her to build up her followers who read the article.
Some of them are professional bloggers and they earn money by blogging as their blogs attract advertisements.
She was very interactive in her presentation and the participants were happy to ask questions being from different professions.
International freight forwarding organisation; Landscape Architect; Interior Designer ; Architect focused on Commercial Designs; Dermatologist; Diamond Jeweller; E COM Consultant; Ayurvedic Doctor ; Distributor of Tupperware ; Insurance Advisor; Digital Marketing Consultant ; Accounting firm; Business English Coach ;Story Teller for kids ; etc went with a great learning of Blogs and how Blogs can be useful to become more credible in business and people can buy from you.
When the question popped up on the chat; what do you mean by Blog and what is your expectation from Blogs?
From Sanjay G Rane : For me Blogs means sharing Knowledge and information
From Rinky Agarwal : sharing thoughts
From Rahul Togani : no idea on blogs
From Niyati Jagirdar : extension of your thoughts
From SANTOSH MAHABDI : technical details blogs
From Anitha G : Planning to start one
From Sanjay G Rane : What will I get from Blogg
From Kruti Pathak : blogs to me are expression of someone who is great at writing
From Dr Jolly Shah : How to start, where to start, how to be consistent and interesting
From Bharat Jethani : Difference between Articles and Blogs
From Manoj Dhanwani – Ecommerce | www.snell.in : How can u structure regualar blog writing… am in loss of words, ideas, etc
From Reeti Chhibber : how does it contribute in today’s world
From Niyati Jagirdar : can blogs be on various toipcs?
From Dr onkar Rajiv bilgi : I like to talk about the core domain and it’s impact on society can I translate it in to blog
From Raji Iyer- landscape architect : can blogs have sketches
From Kruti Pathak : same here. I have written one blog and the engagement was lower than posts
From Anitha G : While expressing our views what are the key aspects to need to take care of (in the legal perspective)
From Sanjay G Rane : What is the difference between Blogs and Vlogs
From Raji Iyer- landscape architect : blog and stories?
From Sagar from Ofin, your preferred compliance partner : Would like to know more about keywords search before starting a blog
From Sanjay G Rane : Can we attach documents with Blogs
From Tejraj Singh Anand : I want to share my thoughts and perspective
From Sanjay G Rane : I would like to share technical information on Customs clearance / International logistics which will guide trade and industry
From Sagar from Ofin, your preferred compliance partner : I started writing blogs to promote my website,
From Raji Iyer- landscape architect : I write and love to write, but was under the assumption blog has to be serious and only words.. will attempt again
From Sagar from Ofin, your preferred compliance partner : Add infographics to make it interesting
From Biz Eng,Voice-Sonie Thakkar : What about Copyright and citations?
From Raji Iyer- landscape architect : I want to share how one can connect people to nature and the need to be rooted
From Kruti Pathak : Do you suggest step wise approach? ; for eg certain number of posts and then a blog
From SANTOSH MAHABDI : i find difficulty in technical exim subject in minimum words. my why is clear but writing blog in minimum words.
From Anitha G : When we mention statistics, do we need to inform who gave those numbers? or can we mention them generally without any mention
12:14:45 From Sagar from Ofin, your preferred compliance partner : You can check your blogs on plagiarism check websites to make sure you have not copied someone’s sentences by chance.
From Bharat Jethani : What is the time invested to write a blog of 1000-1200 words
From Rewanth Datta : whats a perfect length for a blog.. if there is any
From Niraj Agarwal : Hi Suman, so what I wanted to ask was today with attention span becoming shorter and shorter, which mode of blog would be suitable for what kind of topic, video / micro / regular?
From Bharat Jethani : Can we add people views in blog?
From Rewanth Datta : if Google doesn’t pick up are we not on the right track ,in the beginning, I mean… & what happens when Google picks up ,(more visibility, right)..
From Anitha G : “How many posts per week to maintain consistency” , “Min and max words for a post to get attention or come in google search”
From Rewanth Datta : can a blogger be writing in local slangs or proper language.. mean to ask is writing etiquette, at most important.
From Rahul Togani : Can you guide for a Jeweller
Various questions were asked and with the experience of Suman; she was great to answer all the questions.
You can click the link below to watch the session.
Blogs can be mix of image; Text and Video links to your Youtube as the world has gone on zoom which can be recorded so people can watch the video and understand what does the blog was all about.
Participant takeaways were great
“The session was very informative and Suman articulated the entire process of writing a Blog very well. I am now inspired to try writing some. Raji ”
Suman Kher’s Blog Writing session provided a wider overview of how blogs can be generative for different purposes and reiterated the importance of asking oneself why exactly one wants to write one and the importance of consistency.
Suman also shared her own journey and how she started writing a blog. That gave me more insight into the process.
Definitely a session worth attending.
Thank you Bharat Jethani for organising this!
If you want to check Suman Kher blogs; visit her website www.sumankher.com
Thank you ; this session as organised for Asentiv Community members and to encourage them to start blogging which can give them credibility.