If you're reading this post (thank you!) I guess you already know how a blog works. Chances are you have your own blog (in this case, you're in good company -- in 2011 there were over 156 million blogs in the world), or you're considering the possibility to open your own online diary.
According to WikiHow, there are good reasons against becoming a blogger. On the same page, Helen South (About.com) explains why she believes artists shouldn't write a blog.
Both those articles stress that blogs are time-consuming, and on this I agree. But when they say you risk your voice will be "a tiny peep against the massive wave of tripe out there", I'd like to remind that even the most important blogs began with a single post and a few visitors.
If you still want to run your own blog, there are many ideas to start one and to improve.
According to Andrew Rondeau, a blog helps you to create a "network of people who you have a lot in common with, and gain mutual support and interaction much more quickly than you ever could, offline." I agree: the Writing Lab in MyReadingLounge exists thanks to all those kind writers who accepted to share their writing tips with fellow writers and readers.
The article 10 Reasons Why You Need a Blog is a good introduction to become a blogger.
What if you're already an expert? Don't miss Seventeen Ways to Improve Your Blog.
Your comments are welcome!