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How and Why to Start a Blog About Your Farm - Introduction

9/27/2017 10:46:19 AM by Carissa Shaul

A blog can help you meet your business goals, and you can join an online movement promoting your own voice and story.

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At first glance, farms and the internet may not look like well-matched partners.

Farmers for example are more keen to operate in the traditional way: baking from scratch, pulling weeds by hand and harvesting root crops with a digging fork.

Blogging, however, provides the perfect blend of rural living and new-fangled technology: Grow your farm business by telling your authentic story to the world–for free!

With more than 100 million blogs online and growing, the time is ripe to start your farm blog.

What Is a Blog?

The word “blog” stems from Web slang for “weblog,” a web-published online diary or journal.

Different from traditional websites, blogs technically consist of code and programming structure that’s different from the code and structure that make up a website.

While websites are made up of numerous linked pages of information, a blog consists of one page into which the blogger regularly uploads fresh content. Each new posting shows up at the top of the page, archived older posts are typically listed along the left or right side of the page.

What this means is blogs–just like farm life–are constantly changing and evolving.

Interactive in format, readers can post comments and engage in dialogue directly with your blog–very different from a static website.

It’s About Passion!

The growing interest in blogs stems from the fact that blogs are easy and often free to create.

The growth in blogs roots in something much deeper than accessible technology: Bloggers exude passion for the topics they write about–from politics to potatoes–and use the blogosphere to tell their story.

By creating a farm blog and sharing stories of your life in both words and visuals, you can keep connected to various groups including friends, family, customers and the world at large, depending on your needs.

Importantly, you create your own platform for communicating your perspective on the joys of rural life, sharing with others–perhaps those living in urban areas–a slice of contemporary country living.