An Introduction to Blogging

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A Spark of Innovation Leading to a $100+ Billion Dollar Creator Economy

“Most (historians) agree that the first blog was, created in 1994 by then-student Justin Hall as a place to publish his writing. The site consisted entirely of brief posts, each one sharing a link and some of his thoughts on the content within. This compilation of links included links to websites he liked, as well as his own work.”

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Justin Hall created the first blog in 1994 where he could publish his writings and share content that appealed to his readers. Image source

The Evolution

Justin’s spark of innovation has morphed into a creator economy worth $100+ Billion. Technological advances allowed non-technical individuals the opportunity to create, curate, and aggregate content that appeals to their readership.

In this article by Influencer Marketing Hub, Creator Economy Stats outlines where and how people are making the most money.

“Once, you needed expensive cameras and other equipment to make content. Nowadays, you can work wonders using just the smartphone that most of us carry in our pockets. This has led to a much more egalitarian landscape, albeit leading to accusations of “fake news” because it is harder to determine the truth of what you see online.

A side effect of this has been the rise of new career opportunities. People can now make a living from their online endeavors. There is now a sizeable creator economy, and in this post, we take a look at some key statistics relating to it.”

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Blogging can be very lucrative for small and home business

Although the technology has changed the process, in its simplest form, has not.

Today content creators follow the same methods Justin Hall did back in 1994. Blogging allows you to publish your writing (creation), comment on shared links (curation), and provide a compilation of links to sites you like (aggregation).

Blogging has evolved since 1994 and has become the most popular way to make money online. The most successful bloggers can earn significant incomes by providing valuable information to their readers.

Of course without the right guidance blogging can become very frustrating. Their are certain rules and publishing guidelines that need to be followed.

Blogging is an essential activity for marketing your products and services.

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In our next post we will explore the fundamentals of blogging that will keep you on the path to profitability.

The featured image by Kevin King

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