How a Blog Grows your Social Influence, Reach and Engagement

My Top 7 Reasons On Why to Create Your Own Personal Blog

I started engaging socially a little over 18 month ago. It has become a regular part of my daily routine before and after work. It has helped me to grow my personal and professional network, to learn from others and to discover my creative side through new hobbies like photography.

About 1 month ago the idea of creating a personal blog truly resonated with me as a writer that wanted customization beyond 140 characters in order to provide more value to the digital community. In addition since launching my blog 20 days ago, I discovered so many additional benefits of blogging, so I had to share my top 7 reasons why to create your own personal blog.

  •  SEO or Search Engine Optimization rocks! Influence, reach and engagement is all about being heard in a noisy world and non celebrities best bet is to share great content that can be found not only over social networks but also over search engines. In addition my search engine ranking give me feedback about how much value I bring to my blog visitors.
  • Social Share Button create BUZZ! If you like this post you can share it instantly. This is initially probably the most powerful aspect of a blog, especially if you already built your social reach. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but I experienced vivid traffic, page views and engagement on my blog from day one, which echoed back into the social networks, thanks to the support and encouragement from each amazing visitors for which I am grateful.
  • Lots of Learning from Page Analytics! To improve your blog and social in terms of engagement, reach and influence, the free version of Google Analytics will provide you an overwhelming amount of real-time, historic and demographic analytics, including graphical trends like from where I get most visitors or direct feedback from search engines.
  • Authenticity equals Fun! One of the biggest benefits of a personal blog, is the freedom to be in control of every aspect of your authentic voice, including the blogs design and customization, which allows you to stay true to who you are and what you care about most. This matters in so many ways, as it increases your credibility and offers a more unique, flexible and personal experience to the author and the visitor.
  • 24/7 Outreaching Availability! A blog similar to a website is out there close to 99.9% of time and not just seconds at the top of a timeline, so readers can visit and read content when they need it most. Once I publish a blog posts, visitors can share, engage or subscribe without me doing anything, except being grateful and learn how to make it better next time.
  • Connection Options even for Busy or Casual Visitors! Embedded social follow and like buttons allow visitors to connect with you fast in their preferred way, while I see each human follower as an equal and followback fast. In addition since it’s possible to subscribe and unsubscribe anytime to my blog post updates, it’s very easy to stay informed without the need to visit every week.
  • A Digital Home and a Center of my Social Presence! A personal blog feels like I finally have my own home in the world wide web, where I am truly free similar to an authentic center of my social presence. If people share my posts, the blog feels like a small sun in the middle of my social universe!

Thanks for stopping by. At this point I am very curious if any part of this post resonates with you or even inspires you to comit? You can comment below with DISQUS, the leading blog commeting system, which is also used on Mashable!  I am truly honored to have received you as a visitor and if you read so far,  you may want to subscribe over the advanced subscription feature I implemented in the widget on the right side, so you will be notified upfront of my next blog post or additionally connect with me across all social networks.

 

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  • Steven Krohn

    Excellently written and great articulation making cogent thoughts in a specific manner. I don’t read alot of blogs because the writer seems to feel it necessary to put down as many words as he thinks of just to look good. Problem, the reading of it makes it useless. This one seems different in that specific points were made without adding a bunch of verbiage in it just to look good. This will be the second blog I subscribe to. I read Seth Godin’s Blog religiously and I’ll add this one too. Great job!

    • Thank you Steven for passing by! There is nothing more inspiring than getting you to actually subscribe and provide feedback, considering your social expertise! I will also visit Seth Godin’s blog, you made me already curious!

  • Nick Bellamy

    Great Blog Post! I totally agree with you understanding your pages Analytic’s is very useful. You want your content to be relevant and appeal to the user that you are targeting, otherwise they will just exit your Blog. Also Analytic’s is useful for finding out which Social Media Networks tend to create the most buzz about specific topics.

    • Thank you Nick for your amazing comment and I agree the analytics are perfect to find out whats really working. My blog is really new and does not yet get too much organic visits and really relies on social BUZZ!

  • Vicki

    From someone who is just starting a blog this was extremely useful! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! http://www.origamigirl.co.uk

    • Thank you Vicki for your comment. I am also quiet new to blogging as well while I am on social for a while. I simply enjoyed blogging so much from day one that I had to write about it. Glad to see more and more others blogging as well, so I can visit their blog as well.

  • Guest

    Mr. Bachmann! I;m also a new kid on the block. Delighted to see your site. Thanks for the follow on Disqus. That’s how I found you. Your photography is absolutely far-out! Jealous and green with envy! I have visited several countries around the world, but I still maintain that Switzerland is still the most beautiful! I visited the Emmenthal Valley. Gorgeous! Thanks for teaching about what works for you. I appreciate it. Thanks for writing. Best regards.

  • Mr. Bachmann! I’m one of the new kids on the block. Delighted to see your
    site. Thanks for the follow on Disqus. That’s how I found you. Your
    photography is absolutely far-out! Jealous and green with envy! I have
    visited several countries around the world, but I still maintain that
    Switzerland is still the most beautiful! I visited the Emmenthal Valley.
    Gorgeous! Thanks for teaching about what works for you. I appreciate
    it. Thanks for writing. Best regards.

    • Thank you Arlen, I haven’t been to Emmenthal Valley for a decade and now just got inspired to revisit the place before its all covered in snow! Your blog which I found over Disqus looks totally tempting! I know it sounds like hyperbole, but isn’t great learning, communication, cultures and leadership all about the stories we tell ourselves? The best storytellers are not even telling their own story but the stories of communities, others or even the future around authenticity, connectedness, collaboration and courage… it does not matter in which role a good storyteller is, if author, entrepreneur, CEO, politician or thought leader, they will shines beyond their role..

      • I just followed the link trail again and read your reply to my comment. It’s worthy of processing further. This part: “The best storytellers are not even telling their own story but the
        stories of communities, others or even the future around authenticity,
        connectedness, collaboration and courage… it does not matter in which
        role a good storyteller is, if author, entrepreneur, CEO, politician or
        thought leader, they will shines beyond their role…”

        Thanks for your thoughtful reply. Thanks for continuing to share your great photos across the social lands. 🙂 Very impressive stuff!

  • SteffenBieser

    Hello Daniel, I really likes your blog. It is very professional, and I got a lot of inspirations for my own blogs out of it. Thx for sharing, I shared it too, and I also posted it in my two facebook groups:

    1.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBlueCreditMillionairClub/
    2.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/internetmarketertips/

    Have a nice weekend,

    Steffen & Gloria

    Sig. http://xeeme.com/steffenbieser

    • Thank you Steffen, having you passing by is very inspiring, considering your expertise and sustainable engagement around the world!!! Thanks for leaving a comment, which inspires me to work on my next posts. Have a great week and I suggest to all readers to visit your Xeeme and to follow you, as you share great content.

  • cserafin

    Wow, well done Daniel, impressed with your blogging design skills! Props to you 🙂 Cheers!

    • Thank you Chris, I pass the feedback on to WordPress! I admit it took me a few weekends of work, so feedback from somebody with your social expertise is really motivating! Glad you passed by and even left such a k image here. Have to figure out how to do that on Disqus. Have a great week!

  • Nice and interesting Daniel, starting with your real estate online is the only way to venture forward. Good luck and enjoy.

    • Thank you Joan for passing by and leaving such an inspiring comment. I totally agree the social world matters more and more!

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