The pros and cons of blogging

If you’re reading this, there’s a high possibility you know what blogging is and what it’s about. You may even have your own. But for those of you that don’t, I thought it would be courteous to explain blogging from my perspective:

Blogging.

It’s an international phenomenon that is taking the world by storm.   Blogs cover various topics, typically branching off of other websites such as Blogger and WordPress. Tumblr and Weebly are becoming increasingly popular as well. Who knows what’s next?

Blogging is a new way of differentiating yourself in a world that is extremely technologically advanced. Finding contacts that are people in countries you’ve never even heard of can be very beneficial.  Blogging can also be a positive business move.  People find jobs, opportunities, and maybe even themselves when they blog.  Blogging is a new way of self expression.  It’s like social networking though, it’s not all good.

A blog should not be an online diary.  Making yourself vulnerable and susceptible by sharing your life story online can cause all kinds of dirty laundry to be aired across cyberspace.  People now know that what’s written online cannot just be easily erased, but will that stop them?  New social circles and identities are founded in this new online.  Some people change their names, their occupations, and eventually their identities to belong in this cyber universe. Is the internet high school all over again?

From a fashion forum to a cancer survivor’s life lessons; blogs are people gushing about their lives or how they would envision their lives as other people.  Maybe this doesn’t appeal to you? Or you changed your mind, blogging sounds terrible.

Well it’s hard to get out once you’re in though.  There are people counting on you. You need to produce another post, so that you don’t disappoint them. You need to find a reason to write so that maybe you make a difference. Blogging isn’t poison, but it can be.

Now, take all that in and if you need something fashion related to read instead? Check out my newest article on Fashion Parkway. It made the front page!

www.fashionparkway.com

Allison

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