I have been writing for quite a while. I also set up my first personal website without a blog in 1997 just when I was about to leave high school.
I have jumped from one social tool to the next from ICQ, MSN Messenger, Hi5, MySpace (which I never liked), Facebook, Twitter, and now Google Plus.
Building Your Contacts List Again
I also started to build contacts on all these social tools over and over again. This time around with Google Plus I have been able to get many of my contacts on that platform quicker than any other one. Yes there have been some tools that helped me move over those contacts but the main reason has been my blog.
My Virtual Home
My personal blog is the place where I share my thoughts on various subjects and try to gather your opinion on my thoughts each time I write. My blog is the equivalent of me inviting you to my home. The only difference is my blog is available 24/7 and you can always pick up on the conversation where others visitors have left off. You can also go back and find anything that I wrote about in the past and re-start the conversation. So no invitation is needed to visit my blog. You are free to make comments and I will respect your views as long as you respect everyone else’s point of view.
What I use my Blog for in a Nutshell
I use my blog to inform others of what is going in my life. On other occasions I find something neat that might be of interest to you and create a post to share. On other occasions I get lucky and they send me products or books to review and I get to share with you if I liked the product or if I did not.
My blog has been the place in the last year where I can reach an audience and instead of communicating the same story over and over again; I get to write it once and share. I have gotten to meet many great people via their blogs and mine.
Connecting me with Real People on Social Networks
I have also been able to connect my social profiles in one place. There are other options like buying a Meet-Meme card, which you can hand out and have all your social profiles centralized in one place. My blog does that for all my visitors by letting them know I am on Google +, Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.
Overall I hope that my blog connects me with other people that can get to know who I am and what my interests in life are.
Do you have a blog?
If you do please share it in the comments area so I can make sure I go visit it and others visitors here can do the same.
photo credit by Keith Williamson