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“Why Do I Blog?” (Final Week of Business Channel Challenge)

by Mary Emma Allen on January 1st, 2008


(For the final week of the b5 Business Channel’s “Apprentice” type challenge, we’ve been asked to consider “Why do you blog?” Four blogs remain in the challenge…Accounting Solver, Home Biz Notes, Successful Blog, and Greener Assets.)

  “Blogging! What’s that?” friends ask. They appear to think it’s some fantasy world and wonder if perhaps I’ve grown two heads.They peer closely and think, “It’s still Mary, but she’s off on some new adventure! Not climbing mountains or exploring geocaches. But definitely doing something different.”

I try to explain that blogging has opened up a new world for me with friends around the globe. The confines of self, community and country expand to reveal a fascinating existence.

Here at b5 media and Home Biz Notes, I can combine a love of writing with business, share insights from my own experiences, offer information and encouragment to business entrepreneurs, as well as learn from other bloggers. We’re challenged to dig deeper! Do better! We realize that as bloggers we’re professionals in our selected fields…even though we may be writing at the computer from our home office in our jammies.

When we can write about a woman publishing, in her barn, a magazine that expands into international circulation… relate a simple story about a country grocer, who inspired others by her dedication…dispell business myths…provide resources…then receive comments like, “You helped me SO much,” I know I’m in the right place.

At b5media with its international focus, we reach readers around the world and even may co-blog with someone on the opposite side of the globe to present varying aspects of a topic, as Yvonne Russell and I do here at Home Biz Notes.

Where else could all of this happen?  Only while blogging at b5media! And Home Biz Notes!!


(Incidentally,  judging in this final round depends on Home Biz Notes readers.  A percentage of the decision is based on the number of comments we receive. If you’ve enjoyed following this challenge and like what’s been written over the weeks, do leave a comment and let us know. You’re part of the decision!)

(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen

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POSTED IN: Advantages, Business Blogging, Home Biz Myths, Personal Experience

7 opinions for “Why Do I Blog?” (Final Week of Business Channel Challenge)

  • Quilters - Blogging Question at Business Channel Challenge
    Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00 am

    […] you’ve been following the challenge (and if you haven’t!)  stop over at Home Biz Notes and read the final entry, “Why Do I Blog?”   Also, a portion of the final […]

  • Liz Strauss
    Jan 2, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Seriously Marry Emma, it’s true. Where else would I find home biz so joyful? I’m smiling. :)

  • Liz Strauss
    Jan 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Mary Emma, I’m sorry. I do know how to spell your name. :0

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jan 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks, Liz, for stopping by and leaving a comment. Don’t worry about my name. At least you had the Emma correct. So many people spell that Ellen. Maybe I’ll have to use the Marry sometime if I want a pen name. I’ve already used Mari when an editor said my real name was appearing too often, and didn’t I have another name I could use.

  • Liz Strauss
    Jan 2, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    You get Ellen instead of Emma. I get Lynn instead of Liz. I guess we have a lot in common. :)

  • Ren Garcia
    Jan 6, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Instead of explaining what blogging is, I sort of use it as a status symbol. After all, how many get to blog, how many bloggers are actually read, and how many blogger wannabes get into b5media?

  • Mary Emma Allen
    Jan 6, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Ren, thanks for stopping by and giving your input. Good idea you have.

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