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Are These the Rules to San Francisco Blogging?

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san-francisco-blogging-rulesSan Francisco Blogging

Blogging is gaining serious popularity here in San Francisco and all over.  It seems like everyone has a blog nowadays; even rappers and actors have them.  Really, anyone with a passion and eagerness to write–or to learn to write–can participate.  You could simply have a riveting way of capturing the world around you.  Whatever your talent, rant or position, you can share your inner most thoughts in a place called the “blogosphere.”

Blogs are a great way to connect with like-minded—or not so like-minded—people, exchange tips and ideas, and promote services, products, projects and events. If you’re an artist or budding fashion designer, you can gain exposure for your work through an artist blog or fashion blog. Some San Francisco bloggers even have “fans” and sell merchandise like t-shirts and bumper stickers imprinted with their blog site.

To the adventurous, a blog is a personal website that is updated frequently by the author and typically consists of commentary and favorite links, as well as photos, or anything else really.  There are essentially two rules to blogging:

1.) update your site at least every 48 hours and

2.) make the content somewhat compelling.

Since there are literally hundreds of thousands of blogs, with millions of words blasted into cyberspace every minute, inevitably there are bad blogs.  But not all blogs are filled with relentless rants and whining that was meant to be witty.   Many companies also have jumped on the blog bandwagon to promote themselves and offer useful information to their customers. Some of the best blogs are from regular people living ordinary lives.

If you don’t have the time or the motivation to start your own, you don’t have to miss out on blog-o-mania.  Many people enjoy reading other people’s blogs to engage in political discourse or learn about subjects they are interested in and to keep informed about what’s going on in a particular city.  That’s how I started San Francsico blogging!

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Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati.

He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.

Based in San Francisco, he can be contacted via his social channels and at: andrefbourque@gmail.com

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