Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why blog?



The last few days I have been combing through site after site looking for information on pine trees in Egypt. I found so many that say there are, in fact, pine trees in Egypt, but none that give a specific name for those trees. Until, that is, I came to a blog that not only gave me 3 names for the Mediterranean Pine-Aleppo Pine-Pinus halepensis, but also told me a ton of useful information about this particular pine including what the Egyptians used it for.

I tell you all of this to emphasize the importance of blogging.

I have had numerous people tell me, "I don't blog because I have no idea what I would blog about." To this I say, "Bologna!" We all have some job, hobby, or interest that we know more about than most others. From parenthood, cooking, and home remedies to publishing, writing, and creating an author platform, you never know when the knowledge you take for granted may help someone.

So if you have an interest in blogging, but have not done so because you are afraid you won't have anything to talk about, look at those things you are most interested in. Share with others your hard won knowledge. You never know when something you share will be the 'Mediterranean Pine' information they were looking for.

Thanks so much to the folks over at Plantarium Maioricarum for sharing their knowledge. This writer appreciates it so much!!!

9 comments:

  1. Very good post, Sabrina. My fear of blogging was that I would get bored with it and quit. But bloggers like you keep me going. :)

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  2. I get stressed out every time I hit the publish button. I think that's one of the main reasons I deleted the first blog I started a few years ago. That and I had no traffic on it what so ever. I think for some people it's fear of being judged by others that keeps them from starting a blog.

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    1. Oh, don't do that again. Think of all us bloggy friends you'd lose touch with!

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  3. Got to love research, and thanks for pointing that blog out to me. :)

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  4. 100% of my posts are not planned and written right before I publish them, LOL... I have to just write when I'm inspired to, and it's crazy how much more I have to say than I ever thought I would... it's more therapeutic for me than anything, I think ;) Thanks for the link!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, darling Morgan. I tend to do the same thing. Glad you like it.

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  5. The internet has made research for our stories soooo much easier :)

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