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Blogging is a great (and free) option to boost your online presence in a professional manor.

The next generation of blogging is here. No, I am not talking about expressing your anger on Facebook, bashing your ex or posting photos of what you had for dinner last night. I’m talking about the opportunity of sharing inspirational ideas, educating yourself and others, networking and even advertising yourself or a company online for free.

Blogging gives individuals the chance to meet new people. Whether they are local or live on the other side of the planet, if you have similar interests, chances are you can help each other out one way or another. Networking is key to finding jobs, spreading ideas, education, and becoming an overall more successful individual. Blogging takes away all geographical boundaries in networking. So if you had the chance to do it for free, wouldn’t you at least try it?

Many companies use blogging every day to advertise their company. Not only does blogging create a greater online presence, but it also allows customers to write reviews on the companies services and products. Discussing current options provided by a company or new services that will be available to their customers in the future can help a company reach a greater amount of customers in a shorter amount of time.

Individuals that blog have the advantage of meeting people with similar interests. Fellow students, potential clients, CEO’s looking to hire or simply people with a passion for their hobby can all connect with the growth of online blogging.

Blogging is the perfect way to promote your expertise or interest to the public. By having people share your content, your skills can be displayed and reached out to people who may be interested in hiring you or supporting your cause. Your credibility will also see a boost in time.

Aside from blogging for your local, national or worldwide company, personal blogs are proven to be a great way to maintain connection with family and friends.

If you are like me, blogging is an excellent way to share your creative side. Blog and share ideas that are lingering in your mind. It is a great way to give and receive feedback from others that share similar interests. It may even lead to a partnership that will make your idea a reality.

Important factors to keep in mind when blogging include keeping your material up to date. Blogging about current topics shows your engagement in the world around you. Keep giving your followers something to look forward to. Be careful of the information you share online, and remember, not everything you read online is true. Lastly, be yourself when blogging. Do not send a message that you are something that you are not.