Wow! What an awesome Twitter Chat. They are all awesome, but this one sure included some incredible nuggets of wisdom. It is difficult to limit it to one summary post. That's ok. You can also check out the tweets in the slideshow, above.
It seems clear that blogging, for us, today, is not necessarily what it used to be at the beginning of the century. And, the definition of blogging is somewhat subjective. One thing is clear, that bloggers are passionate about what they do, even if what they do is defined differently from one blogger to another, and by those outside the blogging community.
Blogging is a hybrid of journalING and journalISM. Half personal, half professional. #tbw— Sarah Hannah Gomez (@shgmclicious) October 17, 2012
I think blogging is evolving.Used to be about opinions.moving more toward substantiated content now - and that's a good thing #TBW— Donna Anderson (@SheWritesaLot) October 17, 2012
A2. Professional & personal blogs #Tbw— scherrie d (@thirtymommy) October 17, 2012
A2. All of them. Isn't that like asking "what types of books are there?" lol #tbw— Sarah Hannah Gomez (@shgmclicious) October 17, 2012
Beyond the definition of blogging, there is also still some concern about how bloggers are viewed. Here is an interesting sidebar conversation on that topic.
Bloggers need to understand they lack credibility simply because they're bloggers and they need to make up for that in their content #TBW— Donna Anderson (@SheWritesaLot) October 17, 2012
I think we're seeing that gradual change and respect developing but as bloggers we have to maintain a professionalism & WANT to grow #tbw— The Blog Workshop (@TheBlogWorkshop) October 17, 2012
We're excited to see a lot of bloggers who are taking their craft seriously.There is room for us all to have fun but be professional #tbw— The Blog Workshop (@TheBlogWorkshop) October 17, 2012
There are different perks that appeal to different perks. There are some of us who do this for the sheer love of it and stop and ask, "What ARE the perks, anyway?" But, there seems to be a consensus that people enjoy sharing and engaging and building relationships. Not a bad perk at all! And, if you can get freebies and make money at the same time... well, that helps, too!
The dynamics of tech & the web, have created this new field. We are all just along for the ride. #tbw— Missy Diaz (@SuperBlogga) October 17, 2012
Great observation by Solveig, when she compares blogging to the printing press. There are many things yet to learn and many of us that can share in the learning, teaching, and, well, sharing! This is a key reason why TheBlogWorkshop.com was born and exists to help others and enjoy the engagement at the same time.
Blogs are the newspapers of 21st century. The Internet is like the invention of the printing press, but more affordable, accessible #TBW— Solveig Whittle (@shadesofsolveig) October 17, 2012
A4 List building, FeedBlitz, email marketing, integrating email with social media marketing, video marketing, ViewBix #TBW— Gail Gardner (@GrowMap) October 17, 2012
Q4 The mechanics - like is WP the best platform?Technical stuff #TBW— Donna Anderson (@SheWritesaLot) October 17, 2012
This SocialWebCafe Twitter Event is about Blogging and Bloggerpreneurs.
Note: One conference ticket and one Starbucks card will be given away during the 10/17 Twitter Chat and the other conference ticket and Starbucks card will be given away during the 10/24 Twitter Chat.a Rafflecopter giveaway
DaVinci, of YourLifeAfter25.com, will be joining us and, in honor of the upcoming Blog Workshop, will be sponsoring a giveaway with an opportunity for you to enter to win a $10 Starbucks gift card or a FREE pass to The Blog Workshop. Don't forget to sign up today for a chance to win! You won't want to miss this workshop and a chance at a free pass to attend! (Enter above.)
During this Twitter Chat we have some blogging questions to get you to think, to share your experiences, and to learn from other bloggers. It is an opportunity to have fun and discuss our thoughts on the blogging profession and share our experiences, our frustrations, our goals, and our hopes.
We are excited to talk about issues that are near and dear to our hearts as bloggers, as well as discussing the concept of bloggerprenurs and blogging professionals, whether that is part-time, full-time or blogging for a cause. Be sure and check out the workshop for the professional blogger at The Blog Workshop.
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