Why Blogging Is the Undisputed Culture?

Last updated: July 21, 2009 by Yan


This article is written by Donny Gamble who runs Linkersblog. A blog which provides quality link building strategies that work.

Why do people blog?

There are two main reasons why people usually blog:

  1. To express their opinions and feelings on certain topics that they are interested in or passionate about.
  2. -or-

  3. To make some extra money or a fulltime living

Many bloggers don’t realize that blogging is a culture unseen by any other culture in the world. Wikipedia defines culture as patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance.

Cultures can be “understood as systems of symbols and meanings that even their creators contest, that lack fixed boundaries, that are constantly in flux, and that interact and compete with one another”.

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Why Blogging Is the Undisputed Culture? by Donny Gamble

Through blogging, you can literally write up some content, publish it via your blog, and have it viewed by 1,000’s of people across the world in a matter of seconds.

Most bloggers seem to take this process for granted and not use it to their full advantage. There are literally only a few ways that you can reach this type of a diversity audience so effectively and efficiently.

Blogging Knows No Boundaries

If you are a current blogger, you are apart of this unique culture that is devised up of all kinds of people that speak different languages, of all ages, cultures, races, sexes, and religions. The great thing that exists within the blogging community is that there is no segregation that exists within the blogosphere.

You are not judged by the color of your skin or what you believe, but by simply the content that you produce within your blog.

Bloggers need to start realizing the potential of this powerful form of marketing. By understanding this unique structure and using it their advantage, you can develop a serious business by building your company brand through your blog.

Invest in People Not Things

It is important that you are constantly trying to build a great relationship with your readers and subscribers because this could be the ultimate key to whether your blog becomes a success or failure.

If you have ever heard the saying “invest in people not things,” this is where it applies the most.

By investing in the people that read and visit your blog, you are literally forming a network of customers that will keep coming back and also recommending other people to your site, increasing your business and making you more money.

Here are some ways that you can invest in people that visit your blog:

  1. Give something free and of value for signing up to your newsletter or RSS feed.
  2. Answer all of their questions.
  3. Write content that relates to them and about topics that they want to learn more about.
  4. Have contests and give your readers free stuff.
  5. Talk, email, or chat with them to form a relationship.
  6. Add them as friends on social networking sites.
  7. Comment and guest posts on their blogs.
  8. Meet them at networking events (i.e. Affiliate Summit)
  9. Try to figure out what some of their other interests or hobbies are.
  10. Just be yourself

All of these ways should help you to form more of a friendship with your readers of your blog. Once you develop this kinship, watch your business and profits soar to new heights.

If you are not currently blogging, I would recommend you at least start and try it out because I believe that you are missing out on an excellent opportunity to form new business relationships and make new friends.

Come and be apart of this culture that will continue to grow in the years ahead.

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40 Responses to “Why Blogging Is the Undisputed Culture?”

  1. This point sends a vital message about this method of public writing. It is much more based on the value of the content than almost any other characteristic, unless the author is already famous for something, and then they would be putting their reputation on the line through the writing anyway. If the value is not there, there is a whole group of other sites ready to take over that material. People that provide more valuable content tend to take lead, and thus others build themselves in knowledge and experience in order to meet the competitive standard. The process seems to uplift those that take part.

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  2. Jen

    I love blogging simply for the fact that I don’t get judged by who I am but by what I write. In “real life” I am a very direct and forward person which often results in saying the wrong thing because I speak before I think. With blogging I can think before I type and put into words what I really want to say.

    Investing in people really is very important- once you learn the art of that the things will follow. Great list on ways to invest in people.

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  3. Interesting post. The whole idea of “Blogging Knows No Boundaries” could really be expanded into several articles but I think it’s a key reason why blogging has the longevity it has. Often on the Internet things come & go quite quickly but blogging is still growing strongly.

    Good tips for building relationships with your readers too, taking a conversation beyond blog comments really is valuable advice.

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  4. I like the whole idea of blogging being a culture. That really makes sense, although I never thought of it that way.

    It also explains why some people just don’t get blogging. It’s like any “cultural difference” — it’s hard for people not part of the culture to get it, nuances an all.

    To continue the culture metaphor … blogging also has its own language (RSS, html, post, guest post, live blog, etc.).

    I’ll keep that in mind when I try to explain to my nonblogging friends why blogging is so great.

    Gina Chen´s lastest post..Can new media save the media?


  5. I would consider the blogging community more of a sub-culture of the internet culture. There have been all kinds of cultures that have started, evolved, and even died out, since DARPA Net and the early Usenet days.

    These days you have everything from micro-cultures found only on specialized message boards to the huge sub-culture of the blogosphere. But the ease of use of the Web and the cross-over this allows means that while each culture is real, and distinct, they blur into each other much more smoothly and easily than cultures found in the physical world.

    And the blogosphere itself is broken down into sub-cultures. The secret to success is figuring out how to appeal to the particular sub-culture that makes up your audience.

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  6. While blogging has a culture, it is more of a sub-culture of the internet culture. There are many different sub-cultures on the net, blogging being one of the largest these days, but they all blend into one another much more smoothly than cultures in the physical world.

    But blogging has its own sub-cultures, and the real secret to success is which sub-culture you are writing for and what they want to read. Nothing to it, obviously.

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  7. Hi Donny! Great blog entry that sets me thinking again!

    It’s true bloggers aren’t judged by their skin colour or outer appearance but I still find it hard to believe that bloggers aren’t judged by their “beliefs”. Wait, before you flame me – hear me out.

    Many bloggers blog about their beliefs – that’s what makes up part of their blog content. Statistics have shown that it is more likely that a Christian subscribes to a blog belonging to another Christian. It’s also more likely for me to subscribe to another blogger who likes Gwen Stefani because I like Gwen Stefani.

    Obviously you can’t be everything to everyone. So the best way (for bloggers) is to be yourself and not pretend you’re someone you’re not.


  8. You make blogging to sound rosy. You don’t have to also forget the hard work you have to put in before it becomes a bed of rose.

    Nice article. I liked this phrase You are not judged by the color of your skin or what you believe, but by simply the content that you produce within your blog.

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  9. Indeed, there is a certain ‘culture of blogging’. I like your tips on ‘investing in readers’. This is very important. I find that when I spawn articles from a question that was left in comments, those articles are often the most read and linked to…

    I also like that blogging really is about content, and little else. If you are writing quality stuff, people will notice, regardless of who you are, where you are, or how old you are.

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  10. Blogging indeed knows boundaries and some people can feel free to publish their thought.

    Even some people tried to setup a blog,
    making himself unknown and trying to dispute a fight between religion or maybe country.

    I’ve seen a few blog like that, saying what another culture s**k in a sarcasm phrase, and they don’t even dare to show themselves.

    Sometimes it is getting out of control,
    don’t you think so everyone?

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  11. Nothing could be more true, Yan. When I initially started blogging, I hesitated to put my picture in the header because I did not want to run the risk of isolating some readers or having my blog somehow labeled. I am embarrassed to admit this. Blogging is all about bringing people together, not separating them into color coded groups. The best part of blogging for me has been meeting people from all over the world and building networking relationships with them. The next step is to build fruitful businesses together and I can’t wait!

    T Edwards´s lastest post..First 5 Things I Learned About Blogging


  12. Excellent post Donny, and indeed a unique way to view it.

    i recal thinking blogging was merely for the egotistical who thought everyone cared what they did that day and now I couldn’t live without it!

    In my defense though, it really was back then. LOL

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  13. I don’t know if I’d say its the undisputed culture, as I have read articles from people saying they think it will eventually die off to being just point number one, but again, it is definitely getting up there!!

    I think when blogging is equal to what facebook is in popularity, then it will be the undisputed culture

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  14. The coolest thing for me about blogging is getting to “meet” people from all over the world with the same interests as mine. I’ve had the chance to talk to people from as far away (I’m in the USA) as the Austraila, Mexico, Europe, Asia and everywhere in between…that just wouldn’t be possible without blogging.

    Matt


  15. Very nice post. I like how you outlined the 10 ways to invest in people. I like posts that are inspirational while they explain how to do certain things. Makes me wanna just go ahead and practise those learnt skills.
    I like that TWEET THIS icon you’ve got up at the end of the post. Where would I be able to get something like that, mate?

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  16. I think people also blog to relate with others that they normally wouldn’t relate to. Like that book Us or Them: The Science of Identity foundation book by David Berreby. It explains how we may somehow or other not feel comfortable with other ethnic or cultural backrounds. But with blogging, all this is not there.


  17. I think people also blog to connect with others that they usually wouldn’t be able to connect with due to cultural or social differences. There’s this book, Us or Them: Science of Identity foundation book that explains about this. It’s pretty cool. At least through blogging, we can make friends with those we may otherwise me uncomfortable with.


  18. i like the invest in people not things quote. people get caught up in the stats all the time..the numbers…they forget the people. it’s important to connect with them and form relationships.


  19. Simply an AWESOME post! Investing in people is quite a unique way to some up connection, but it really rings well together. I myself met and now know so many more people online (mostly through blogging) so I can really feel you on that point there Donny. :)

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    • I think you make a good point Tom, that if you are blogging for money, you really aren’t passionate about the content that you are writing. You are simply just doing it for the money


  20. “You are not judged by the color of your skin or what you believe, but by simply the content that you produce within your blog.” As a new blogger, I will have to give it more time before I can believe that.

    In terms of investing in your blog, I have come across two types of bloggers: those who post and don’t invest anymore time into it, don’t comment on other blogs, don’t engage with their reader and so on and there is us.

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  21. Carla, you bring out some very great points of what you have noticed about blogging so far. Most beginners don’t seem to get this concept when they first start blogging because they fail to build relationships with other bloggers and are so focused about their blog

    Donny Gamble´s lastest post..Intense Debate: RSS vs. Email


  22. I originally started blogging as a way to promote my business and build brand awareness. Of course I am passionate about what I do which is why I chose SEO/SEM as a career. That being said I now have another reason and that is the social interaction and comradery amongst other bloggers.

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