What you are Blogging For

August 22nd, 2012

Last month, we asked, what do you blog for? The break-down for the poll was very simple, either Personal, Business, or both. In the final tally after a month-long run, 45% of you blogged for both, 39% for Personal, and only 16% for Business.

Putting those three reasons aside, one trend did emerge in the comments. Most of you blog because it’s fun. Sure, some of you blog for business and rarely have time for personal blogging, but it’s still fun, and that’s just great because if you consider blogging to be a chore, you’re doing it wrong. Even if it’s just for business, it should still be fun.

So, if you didn’t have a chance to earlier, let us know here. What do you blog for?




  1. Nirmal Kumar Pandit (2 comments.) says:

    That’s correct. If we are blogging for business, however we should try to put some funny things to post. If we are doing like these readers won’t be bored and if they will enjoy then they will definitely come again on that web site.

  2. Neen (1 comments.) says:

    I write for a cause: to motivate, inspire and uplift the readers by writing inspirational and Christian articles to my blog: I write knowing that somebody will be blessed. ^__^ Check my site!

  3. Laura Trevey (1 comments.) says:

    I blog for both personal and business, and I have to say that once I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress, blogging became “really fun”!!

  4. Ray Sr (1 comments.) says:

    My blog is mainly for business but I also include fun stuff like humor and inspirational quotes to maintain interest in my visitors.

  5. Jenny (5 comments.) says:

    I blog for my sanity ;) And I love to show off my photography work and gain approval from the world *nods*

  6. Kirk M (67 comments.) says:

    Habit. Pure habit. After nearly 7 years of posting to the same old WordPress powered blog I simply can’t get rid of it. It would be like removing an arm if I did and I certainly wouldn’t know how to reinstall it if I wanted to (I’m old and forgetful you know). How do you reinstall an arm? It’s an addiction I tell you…a horrible addiction…aaarrgghhh!!!(gaspwheezecough).

    Okay, okay, not really. I still blog because it’s still enjoyable to do so, I still like connecting with people (comments) and it proves to me that I still have a sense of humor and to an old(er) disabled veteran maintaining a sense of humor is absolutely vital.

  7. NIVEA (2 comments.) says:

    I blog for a hubby! and i really to have fun with it :)

  8. NIVEA (2 comments.) says:

    really do*

  9. Ambika Choudhary Mahajan (1 comments.) says:

    I was freelancing as a writer for 2 years before I decided to set up a blog. Freelancing was fetching me good money, particularly by Indian standards. What was missing was the fame and recognition.
    I had written tons of articles and 19 eBooks, all of which were published in others’ names.
    Keen to make a name for myself, I stopped accepting any more assignments 4 months back and have been writing only for “self-actualization”, as Abraham Maslow called it.
    The money will start coming in from here too gradually, I am sure. What keeps me going is the kick i get when I type “AMBIKA CHOUDHARY MAHAJAN” on Google, and see 15 odd pages opening up.
    I am sure it will get even better with time, and I will come to be know as one of the best health bloggers in India (the confidence comes form the whole hearted effort and the dedication that is going into the blog).
    Thanks for the write-up.

  10. Z.B. (1 comments.) says:

    Personal and business, because “personal” is my business.

    I just got started blogging about a month ago and have been queuing posts in advance. I’m what’s considered a “personal development” blogger, that is I blog about things that will hopefully improve other people’s lives. (And of course I want to make a few bucks from my blog. Money isn’t everything, but it sure can’t hurt!)

    I love writing articles, but I’m a shy person by nature and haven’t yet gotten around to the social-promotional angle. I’m almost up to the minimum threshold of queued posts I want before I start getting on social networks, and that’s what’s got me more than a little nervous!

    But I’ll try and keep all that out of my mind for now, before I go “out of my mind.” Right now I’m just hoping to concentrate on creating the best content I possibly can… before I reach a level of “dis-content.” :)

  11. Derek (1 comments.) says:

    For business! I don’t do blogging myself but a lot of those I work with do it to stay in front of people, be searchable in search engines, and make sure they get their blogs into Facebook & Google+ as well.

  12. Isaac Sarayiah (1 comments.) says:

    My blog was 1yr old on Friday and I talk about this exact topic in my latest post. Anyone who visits it will see it is clearly for personal reasons but to help others and is my Views on Life, Love and Relationships.

    The response to my blog has been amazing and is currently in the top 20k websites in the UK for traffic and have now launched my own range of merchandise as I turn it into a brand!!

  13. Anas Shad (2 comments.) says:

    Surely blogging is fun and as time passes and you become better at it, it gets even more enjoyable.

  14. Rich (25 comments.) says:

    I run a personal blog and I’ve been enjoying it for the last couple of years. It’s a great way to blow off steam and to get those feelings and words out when you need to.

    I’ve been thinking about starting a business-related blog, I’m just lacking the motivation right now.

  15. Saskia Bader (1 comments.) says:

    I write to help and support fellow bloggers, to share my blogging ideas, because it’s fun to write and to make some money with it, too.

  16. Daniele Trombetti (1 comments.) says:

    Hello, I think a blog for companies serve to create the brand if it is not strong and strengthen it by giving a different image of the company. The personal blog is different from a corporate blog, but on the company blog can bring out the human side of a structure.

  17. Rajasekhar (1 comments.) says:

    I would love to share my technical stuff for newbies or those who are searching for technical fun. Its a full of joy for me to maintain my own blog with a lot of technical stuff.

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