What Do you Blog For? I Blog for....

By Ian Fernando

I received an email from Kirenia author of a blog called What I Blog For. She has sent me an email asking what her blog is about: "what I blog for." Here is the main question asked "I am writing a blog about what bloggers are blogging for, and I would like you to tell me what are you blogging for."

I created her a small simple email on what I blog for. I gave her the following:

  1. For Fun
  2. For Interest
  3. For making mistakes
  4. Discovering new factors of blogging
  5. Testing Get Rich Schemes
  6. Case Studies
  7. Making Money online via Blogging
  8. Networking
  9. Expressing my thoughts
  10. My opinions

The great part about her blog is she gives somewhat of a mini review about my site on her blog. On her blog she even asks a second set of question in regards to my answer:

How much reasons! Next time I am going to ask “Is there a reason why you wouldn’t blog?”

Well, I am a nice guy 🙂 and I will answer her question she has on her post, so here are my reason why I wouldn't blog.

  1. Lack of interest
  2. no benefits

I think that is it. I would not blog if I am not interested in a topic or niche. I write everyday and I find something interesting to write. I also will not blog if there are no benefits. Benefits can be networking, friends, exchange of information, a challenge etc. I need to benefit from my blog. With this blog I benefit from readers, questions, exchange of information, etc.

Kirenia's blog is very unique because other bloggers have sent her answers to her simple question: What do you blog for? Currently she wants to blog for a nice dinner, which the estimated cost is $174. She has her current stats on the side of her website showing us how close she is to achieving her goal.

Her simple question: What do you blog for, I think I would consider her question a niche because she has attacked bloggers and asks a simple question and bloggers authors respond.

But back to Kirenia question, what I blog for. The top 10 reason listed above are my main reasons why I blog. But there is a more important reason why you should blog and you may have heard it around the blogosphere. It's called Bloggers Unite.

What is it?

On September 27th, join thousands of bloggers around the world in BlogCatalog’s Blogging for a Great Cause Challenge.

Bloggers Against Abuse
September 27th, 2007

The Outcome we are after is to be part of the largest group of bloggers to ever blog about an important cause, all on the same day.

Please Read More Here on the Official BlogCatalog Blog

There is another Bloggers Unite on October 15th called Blog Action Day.

What is it?

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

Blog Action Day is about MASS participation. That means we need you! Read More Here. View their promo video below:


So Kirenia brought up a great question to me on what I blog for and in the next couple weeks, what we need to start to blog for. If you want to let Kirenia know what you blog for you can contact her via her contact form. Kirenia here is another reason "What I Blog For..."

I Blog for a Good Cause.

Ian Fernando
Involved in the internet space since 2002 and have been through the ups and downs of this online industry. I am a traveling digital nomad, media buyer, online strategist, and many more online titles.

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