How blogging transformed my world!

Fairy Blog Mother

Once upon a time there was a graphic designer who wanted to promote her website on the net. She went onto Google and typed in something that brought up a list of interesting websites that all offered ways of doing this.

But one stood out amongst the rest. It was bright, vibrant and friendly, and above all, it didn’t look like a website, but somewhere that ‘talked’ to its visitors instead of preaching to them. It looked welcoming, the information it contained was accessible and readable, and there was a lot of it that seemed to go on forever.

The graphic designer started to read, and she learned loads! It was fascinating to her, she had never seen anything like this before. This different kind of website seemed to be giving her all the answers she needed, and it was all so easy to find!

Further scrutinsing offered a button that could be clicked on to receive more information from this website whenever it was published. This seemed too good to be true, and the graphic designer eagerly subscribed. Over the next few weeks she learned so much more, as she devoured the information sent to her inbox.

One of the things she learned was that she needed to have a blog. Having never heard of them, she greedily absorbed everything there was to know about blogs, and soon realised they were wonderful things. She learned that they were much easier to set up than websites, and having struggled over the past couple of months to create her existing website, the graphic designer wished she had known this beforehand.

Time passed as the graphic designer played with her newly created blog, and soon realised that there were other versions available that provided much better results, so she transferred over. After that she never looked back, and eventually abandoned her website as her business expanded into his new world of content management systems. Graphic design was given short shrift and used only as a by-product, as the doors opened into the world of blogging.

The internet yielded a huge quantity of information and instruction, and she learned about marketing via the internet. This was fascinating, as there was so much potential for creating an online business. This was to lead into further education in digital marketing that was to hold her in good stead, and the realisation that blogs had the power to become great websites without all the hassle other website design packages provided was a revelation. Why wasn’t everybody doing this? Surely this was the answer for communicating about businesses online?

So the Fairy Blog Mother was born, albeit in embryonic form. There was still a heck of a lot more to learn, especially if she was to present herself as blogging know-how. And this education is nowhere near its completion – and would be stupid to say that it was. Blogging within digital marketing is a continuously evolving subject, as of course the technology itself is constantly being redeveloped and improved. But we must all start somewhere, and so I am offering some of my knowledge to you for free over the next few months.

I’ve been thinking of the many reasons why we should have a blog, regardless of whether you’re a business or individual or whatever. So far I’ve come up with 62, but will probably add to that with more brainstorming. If you would like to share these with me, watch out for my promotional posts about how to sign up to this new event. I shall look forward to ‘seeing’ you on the other side.

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Alice Elliott writes the award winning Fairy Blog Mother blog for beginner and post-beginner bloggers to “explain things really simply” about blogging and WordPress. She provides simple, easy to understand, highly visual courses and tutorials using ordinary, everyday words. Visit her new Beginner Bloggers blog to find her latest learning resources.
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