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Writers Cafe - Is The Word “Blog” Obsolete?

by Yvonne Russell on May 23rd, 2008

Is the word “blog” obsolete?

There’s an interesting discussion brewing around this topic at the Weekend Writers Cafe at Grow Your Writing Business this weekend.

I’ve often found it tricky to explain exactly what a blog is to a non blogger - even harder to someone not on the web at all.

What Does Blogging Mean To You?

  • How do you explain a blog to fellow business owners, family or friends?
  • What do you think a blog could do for your business?
  • Are there reasons why you have or would like a business blog?
  • Are there reasons why you feel you don’t need a business blog?

Drop over to the cafe and join the conversation, or leave your comments here. The cafe is open all weekend and the coffee is hot.

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POSTED IN: Business Blogging, Writing & Publishing

2 opinions for Writers Cafe - Is The Word “Blog” Obsolete?

  • Mary Emma Allen
    May 23, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Since I’ve been a newspaper and magazine columnist for years, I find it easiest to explain to people who ask me, “What is a blog?” that it’s something like a column that I write for an online publishing network. That most can understand.

    I further explain that some blogs are more like journals where writers jot down their thoughts and feelings.

    Others may be a place where you can make money from advertisers.

    Since I’ll be teaching a class for beginning bloggers on June 4, I’m trying to find ways to describe a blog in terms they will relate to.

  • Bridget Wright
    May 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Mary Emma, what and where is the class that you will be teaching? Tell us all about it!

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