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What Do You Value Most About Blogging?

What Do You Value Most About Blogging?

It should not come as a surprise, that what bloggers value the most about blogging will differ from blogger to blogger (That cannot be helped because each blogger’s mindset is different).

Oh well, so much for human nature.

So, without further ado, it is time for you and I to explore some interesting theories as to what many bloggers value the most about blogging.

Interacting With Your Fellow WordPress Bloggers

There are a lot of bloggers who value the interaction with their fellow bloggers.

For the record, I am one of many bloggers on WordPress who enjoy interacting with their fellow WordPress bloggers.

Human beings, on the whole, enjoy interacting with each other.

Therefore, it is only natural for a blogger to want to interact with another blogger.

Being Able To Express Yourself Via Blog Posts

Bloggers are known to express themselves in various ways; such as:

  • Writing long-form content.
  • Writing poetry.
  • Sharing their photography via their blog.
  • Displaying their arts and crafts via their blog.
  • Sharing recipes via their blog.

Some bloggers may value this the most because it happens to be the main reason why they started a blog of their own in the first place.

Receiving Comments On Your Blog

There are bloggers who value comments more than anything else.

The truth is that anyone can press the Like button on WordPress.

However, only a small percentage of people know how to leave valuable comments.

People who value comments do not want to read a comment that says, “Nice post!”

The type of comment that they want to see is one that went into detail about what the person read.

Superficial comments mean nothing.

Whereas, thoughtful comments are the ones which the owner of a blog views as being most valuable.

Receiving Likes On Your Blog

There are a lot of bloggers who cherish likes (And, I have a sneaky suspicion that they are motivated to blog whenever they see that their blog posts are receiving lots of likes).

The truth is that I have a deeper appreciation for comments than likes (But that does not mean that I hate likes).

As someone who started over on Blogger (and as someone who spent a lot of their time there), comments mean a lot.

Also, there was no Like button to press on Blogger.

Anyway, these days, a lot of bloggers on WordPress are blogging solely for likes (Where they are concerned, likes are the most valuable things for them in the world of blogging).

Making Money From Your Blog

Bloggers can make money from blogging by:

  • Monetizing their blog.
  • Engaging in affiliate marketing.
  • Creating and selling online courses.
  • Writing sponsored reviews.

While it is indeed wonderful for a person to make a living off of blogging, they should not prioritize it over being of genuine service to the members of their blogging community (The whole idea is to put others first).

Being A Very Popular Blogger

Despite the perks that come with being a very popular blogger, you will feel a sense of accomplishment if you did the types of things that helped to improve the quality of people’s lives.

The truth is popularity can only take you so far in blogging and there is no guarantee that you are going to remain popular forever (You can always be dethroned by an up-and-coming blogger).

You are much better off prioritizing the needs of your viewing audience.

Final Thoughts

What you value most about blogging says a whole lot about you.

Please feel free to tell me what you value most about blogging.

And, most importantly, thank you for reading!

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76 thoughts on “What Do You Value Most About Blogging?

  1. I value everything you’ve mentioned. It all has its own benefits which can make blogging a very rich experience. You got me thinking though, I can’t decide what I value the most. 😊
    Thanks for another thought-provoking post.

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  2. Gotta be all the great blogger friends I’ve met! They’ve truly made a difference for me. I also like getting feedback on writing. It’s exciting to put something out in the world and hear what people think. It’s like a dream come true.

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  3. I hope all bloggers are using their blog for self-expression, for spreading ideas and concepts and opinions and expertise and art. All the other reasons you mentioned are invalid!

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  4. What do I value the most? That’s a tricky one. It’s nice to see people visit my site and read my posts. The comments are important but I think I value the people who make up the community and take the time to leave helpful and insightful comments. But I also value them for their own contribution to the blogosphere and for what I learn from them.

    I think the drivers behind why we blog and what is important and what we value are not the same thing. I value my fellow bloggers and friends on word press. They are important to me too. But the content I write is important to me because for some of my content I want it to be educational/informative and if someone learns something or finds something of interest, then that’s important but in of itself that’s not of value … or at least not of as much value as the audience reading it. I hope that makes sense – I’m just awake and I’m not a morning person

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    1. I agree with you Brenda. It’s the combination of what you value about blogging and what you’re getting in return. I blog to express myself and if my pieces evoke emotion in even one person that’s what I do it for. But I will always value the community and connecting to others.

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  5. Commenting with other bloggers who a few I value the same as a friend. Especially those who I have known for a long time and have interacted with away from the blog, as I would a friend that I see and have seen through blogging that are friends. I still am friends with my original two I first made and seen from when I first started out blogging many years ago. I don’t know how many years it is for these two, but its way over over 10 years now.

    The other is to be able to express myself on my blog and get it off my chest if I need to. It’s nice knowing that it helps others who don’t feel alone in similar matters.

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  6. Its alway ls the value of interacting, getting to know new informations,articles and new news regarding various types of topics. It is a good cause of feeling good about yourself knowing that you learnt something new everyday. That is my value most about blogging!

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  7. WordPress is fairly unique, in respect of the reader creating a community feel to an individuals blog. The comments are often much more interesting than on other forms of social media.
    I take the most pleasure from comments, they rarely came from my most visited technical advice posts.

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  8. Has to be the connection with other bloggers, Renard. This is an excellent community. I also love the rush of excitement when a new idea for a blog post pops into my head. Have a good weekend.

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  9. I enjoy the creativity behind writing a blog post as well as having the opportunity to express myself. It’s also awesome to see how many people can relate to your thoughts or finding people who felt that your blog is helpful.

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  10. I love to exchange life giving / affirming information. I see blogging as a way of getting to meet and know new people. There is so much love (I define as compassion in action) that can be poured out to one another if people choose to do so. I’m a firm believer in using technology to build people up – it’s so often used to do the opposite (cancel culture). You, Renard, I see as one of the ambassadors of good. You are a champion in this realm. I pray you continue to prosper in your endeavors. Bless you my friend.

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  11. Thanks for this post, Renard. As others have said, you create a lovely community here that’s supportive and informative for bloggers of all sorts. I appreciate the kindness and encouragement I’ve felt from so many – including you. πŸ˜‰

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  12. For me, it used to be connecting and interacting with other bloggers because I was lonely and blogging filled that void. However, not every blogger is friendly despite how they appear online… after several months of interacting with one particular blogger outside of WP, she turned out to be the opposite of how she presented herself online. So now, I kinda keep my distance and try not to get too close to ppl these days. I don’t consider myself to be a cold person, just a cautious one. I still like talking to ppl and interacting via the comments but I realize that I can’t use this to replace socialization.

    These days, I blog for an audience rather than myself (same as when I started) but I mainly blog to keep a virtual record of my blog posts. What I should really do is back them up on a file which I haven’t done yet. I like how blogging allows me to keep everything in one spot. I have a page for recipes, a page for poetry, monthly blog posts in chronological order, etc.

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  13. Thanks for this thoughtful post, Renard. I’m really enjoying everyone’s responses, as well. I think for me, it’s three-fold: 1) I’ve always been drawn to writing and WordPress is a great platform for that, 2) I appreciate finding others who share similar views to my own (when that’s sometimes harder offline(, and 3) I love catching glimpses into the lives and thoughts of other bloggers and feels like I have a network of low-effort friendships that can drop off and pick up as our schedules allow. Like others have said, WordPress is a wonderful community.

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  14. I lost the tribal instinct a long time ago. Still enjoy expressing myself β€˜n learning new things β€˜n such. Have a Linux/technical blog that gets all its views from internet searches for the topics I post about…well, 99.99% of the views. Google Translate allows an enormous number of foreign visitors (me_American). Have a political blog that has replaced an old Blogger > Google Blogger > Word Press blog (May of 2004 that is now semiretired) that gets a few views occasionally…hard to believe, but no one is interested in my political views. πŸ˜‰ Guess I β€œvalue” researching β€˜n finalizing the post β€˜Da Most…

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  15. I just love to write. And blogging gives me the space to share the thoughts that ramble in my head while I’m out on my training runs. Blogging has lead to other opportunities for me. Several of my articles have been either reblogged or published in a local magazine, which I now help edit! It’s also great to interact with this community. It’s always nice when a blog has resonated with a reader.

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  16. For me it’s all of the above. Expect making money. That’s the one thing I still haven’t figured out how to accomplish, but I’ll get there someday. Otherwise, I love any interaction I have with my fellow bloggers.

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  17. I’d say the ability to express myself, the process of putting a blog together creatively and Connie ring with like-minded people. The rest is just a plus!

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  18. Adding to the ones you have mentioned, I guess inspiring fellow bloggers or anyone who reads my post, sometimes we write our experiences, share our knowledge and along with that we are also inspiring people, our simple post can be a light for someone in a dark tunnel, you never know.

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  19. I value the accountability and community. I treat my blog as an online journal. Might not be the most popular for readership but making sure I post regularly for the few who keep up with my life helps keep me accountable. And journaling has so many personal benefits like figuring out what I want, making plans to achieve my goals, and slowing down to process what I’m going through whether its good (expressing gratitude) or bad (accepting and moving on).

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  20. Good post thanks …sometimes that just says it all… I’m not a big commenter on the internet in general, so I feel like just a quick thanks is a step above a “like” lol…and says I enjoyed the material but may not have any further comment..

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  21. What I value MOST about blogging are the friendships I have made with so many wonderful people all around the world! People who actually email me; call me on phone from overseas; send me cards & letters!
    150% love the people I have meet on the blogs! ❀ ❀
    Sherri-Ellen aka BellaSita Mum & **purrss** BellaDharma

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  22. My biggest value is on the content I make, and since I’m a math person, the views. At least it lets me know that someone out there is reading my blog. The likes and comments are just bonuses for me and I always appreciate people leaving them

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  23. I value interaction with other fellow WordPress Bloggers, getting comments from them which help me and motivate me to write quality content. Also, in as much as I am currently having fun writing blogs daily, I do want to make a living CIA Blogging such as familiarising myself with things like affiliate or combined Marketing, I do have hope that I will get a job from a reputable company that seeks to hire Marketers , I once got an interview from a Business School to be a Student Marketer, It didn’t go well but knowing myself I don’t give up, I still believe other jobs related to website design and blogging are coming to me. Lastly, this is great advise Renard and as for popularity well that is short term and it never last, better just focus on my craft and network with other bloggersπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’―

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