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Why do YOU blog?

“I think the pleasure of completed work is what makes blogging so popular. You have to believe most bloggers have few, if any, actual readers. The writers are in it for other reasons. Blogging is like work, but without coworkers thwarting you at every turn. All you get is the pleasure of a completed task.”
Scott Adams

Scott Adams is the accomplished cartoonist and creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip, so it’s interesting to see him talking about popularity and “few, if any, actual readers.” With as many as 80 percent of all new blogs abandoned within the first month, however, Adams may be more correct than we’d like to believe.

The fact is that survey after survey indicates that personal satisfaction is the primary reason most people blog. Other ways that bloggers measure success include:

  • Number of unique visitors
  • Number of comments
  • Backlinks from other bloggers
  • Social media shares

Why do you blog? Please feel free to post your reasons below in the comments section.

And if you want extra motivation to post more often, please register for the Author Blog Challenge and invite other authors to participate, too!

Best –
Laura & Marcie

SOURCES:
http://www.pbfingers.com/2012/03/16/blogger-statistics
http://www.virginbloggernotes.com/2010/10/04/the-10-most-terrifying-blogging-statistics-of-all-time

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The Author Blog Challenge is hosted by Laura Orsini and her alter ego, Marcie Brock, of the Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven blog. Please visit Marcie’s blog for loads of great info about low- to no-cost methods of marketing for self-publishing authors.

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