7 Good Reasons to setup your blog at SharePoint-Community.Net

Do you have lots of interesting information to share about SharePoint and are thinking about writing a blog? Creating and managing your own blog can be a big time sync for the following reasons:

  • You need to choose, purchase and configure your own domain.
  • You need to design and build the look and feel of your site.
  • Once that’s done, you need to get readers to your blog, so have to worry about SEO, backlinks, keywords etc.

This can be a real hassle!

We have a simpler solution. Why not create your SharePoint Blog directly on SharePoint-Community.Net? In fact, if you are a member now, you already have your own blog! Here are some of the great reasons why having a blog on SharePoint-Community.Net makes sense.

1.It’s Free!

You don’t have to pay for a domain, you are already a member and your blog is ready to use! It’s free today and will always be free.

2.Community

The SharePoint Community is growing fast and is a “ready-made” audience for you to share your blog posts with. Your blog will not only be read, but in many cases discussed in the comments or usually within the sites real-time chat window. (Most members say this is their favorite feature)

3.Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

If you create your own blog, it will take substantial effort to get ranked highly on Google. You have to worry about back-links, phrases, domain-rank, age of domain and many other factors. As we have so many members writing unique content on the SharePoint-Community.Net, the site is already a Google favorite. Because of this, SharePoint-Commuinity.Net content gets crawled fast, and usually ranks high.

4.Social Networks

All blog posts on SharePoint-Community.Net are automatically shared on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Total Audience well over 26 000.  In addition to this, your Tweets will be shared by important people in the community such as Mark Jones, Wendy Neal, etc.

5.RSS Feeds

You might think that if you have a blog on SharePoint-Community, people cannot subscribe to your RSS Feed… WRONG!  People can subscribe to All Blog posts on SharePoint-Community.Net using this URL:

 http://SharePoint-Community.net/profiles/blog/feed?xn_auth=no  

And only to your blog posts:  (For example mine :) )

 http://SharePoint-Community.net/profiles/blog/feed?xn_auth=no&u...

6.Ability to win great prizes

During all our contests, there is always a prize for the top Blog Post/Discussion. Your blog post could win you a conference pass or a tablet :) . I am sure Blogger and Wordpress don’t give you that offer!

7.Build a great online reputation

By Sharing content on SharePoint-Community.Net you will gain a great online reputation as someone who helps out the SharePoint Community. Furthermore, it will allow you to socialize with the built in features to other persons that breathe SharePoint every day like you! 

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Comment by Jen Jones on April 27, 2013 at 7:46

Thanks for providing this site!

Comment by Mark Jones on May 27, 2013 at 16:07
I second this, we are getting a fantastic amount of hits on here now, so you will get some good exposure!
Comment by Matthias Einig on May 28, 2013 at 10:55

Agree to all of that! :)  And additionally it is just awesome to be here!

Comment by Darrell Houghton on May 28, 2013 at 15:54

I was planning to setup my blog this past weekend but didn't get to it. I'll definitely be setting it up here. Thanks for pointing this out!

Comment by Karthik Ramamoorthy on May 29, 2013 at 22:09

Is there a way to import my existing blogs from wordpress?

Comment by Vlad Catrinescu on May 29, 2013 at 23:17

Hi Darrel! Can't wait to read your posts
@Karthik: There is no "import" function at the moment, however it's a thing quite a few people asked and we are looking on how to make this possible.  For the moment,  what you can do is copy your HTML source from the wordpress blog post, and paste it here in the "HTML Editor". 

Comment by Helen Jones on February 6, 2014 at 8:04

I need to do more blogging Vlad - it was my New Year's resolution to! Planning to create a few End-User posts next week.

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