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Website 125 43.10%
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Want to know how to do one 35 12.07%
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Old 21-01-2012, 07:15   #121
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Re: How Many Have a Boat Blog or Website ?

MJ,

I read most of your older posts this morning and enjoyed them. Sailing, humor and travel. Everything a good story needs. I'll be checking out your new site soon.

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Old 21-01-2012, 07:30   #122
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Re: How Many Have a Boat Blog or Website ?

I wrote letters to my mother which Ana posted to a blog page ... we have many friends following our journey around the world and where possible we include information, including certain information such as hair dressers Ana uses in locations, certain costs etc for cruisers who perhaps have not yet been to some of the regions we have ... very new as we have only recently embarked on our journey ... we are Impi
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Old 22-01-2012, 23:02   #123
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Sorry about that ... didnt think anyone wanted to really look at our blog from the forum ... was told it is not working properly but we have now fixed that one ... our attempted boarding by sea robbers is under 07 January 2012 ... Impi .. Hope it works now !
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Old 25-01-2012, 16:17   #124
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I've been writing for a blog that covers everything Nautical. I recently wrote about a boat builder in who is starting to construct a modern day Tall Ship in time for the next America's Cup. I also wrote about the Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade which is a really cool holiday event. Please take a look. There is always more content on the way and if you have any ideas for a story or interview, please contact me. I love to write.

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Old 25-01-2012, 21:27   #125
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Mine is a 3 in 1 forum. Main forum for the t-bucket hot rod, 2nd part for family care givers, 3rd is sailboat cruiser forum (sorry about the name power boaters, but your welcome also). Will be one year old in two days. 9,000+ posts. It is my signature.
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Old 26-01-2012, 05:39   #126
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Just moved my Website to Google Sites (Free and no Google Ads!).....along the way expanded it somewhat, albeit still more about the Seadog 30 boats in general than my own - the old version seems to have gone down well with prospective buyers . (Seadogs are not a boat well represented on the Internet ).

https://sites.google.com/a/jaytac.com/seadog/home-1

Will probably add something about the Refurb - once complete . But at the the moment too busy (and lazy?) to keep updating a Blog

Still a bit more tweeking to do on the Website , but never to early to start spamming .
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Old 26-01-2012, 07:25   #127
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mine: Chili and Chip go cruising
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Old 26-01-2012, 07:31   #128
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Just started- https://sailingsereno.wordpress.com
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Old 26-01-2012, 07:32   #129
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I started a blog at my wife's urging, but I haven't added anything for a long time. Mainly because I'm selfish and can't be bothered with the work of updating the blog in order to share the adventure.
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Old 26-01-2012, 14:19   #130
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It's especially helpful to followers when one has a specialty such as boat brand, cruising area or, in my case, expertise in provisioning, recipes and food preservation. Blogs about "me 'n Joe done this, then me 'n Joe went there" get boring to post, boring to read.
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Unless... "Me n' Joe" are good looking, and doing "this" is awesome, and going "there" is inspiring. The best blogs are entertaining, each of us have our definition of entertainment, and each of us have our own level of ability to entertain.

Some may say that blogs on provisioning is boring, because most cruising is done within a days sail of a restaurant. Some may say that maintenance blogs are boring because they pay someone to do all their work. Others definitely see the opposing views.

To each their own. I find the blogs about people with little expertise to be the best, because they tend to answer most of the questions people have through anecdotal evidence of their lack of expertise.

I think everyone has an opportunity with blogging to communicate what they want in their own way, and if you don't like it, don't read it.

Or b*tch about it on a forum... whatever.
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just started as well

Nic and Steve sailing around the world.: January 2012
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It's especially helpful to followers when one has a specialty such as boat brand, cruising area or, in my case, expertise in provisioning, recipes and food preservation. Blogs about "me 'n Joe done this, then me 'n Joe went there" get boring to post, boring to read.
I agree with you that many (most?) Blogs are rather dull - pretty much like being shown someone's holiday snaps, all 100 of them .....but others will have different opinions - the internet tail is very long.

And certainly, as you say, having a niche (even if not unique) helps to attract people (if you have good info on the site) - but I think the "secret" is to not really care about how many folks read them (unless making money out of).....it's what works primarily for you and maybe also a few freinds / family / associates.

The reason for my Website was simply that the Seadog 30 was not well represented online (only 140 built - and most owners seem to be older and therefore non-internet capable).....and I simply wanted to post up info (and pics) that would have been of use to me when buying. Plus I figure that if I ever sell having some info on the internet would help in moving the Seadog 30 from "wot dat?" to a known quantity.

Although perhaps having pictures on the Website of semi naked women demonstrating an imaginative use of vegetables might not represent the typical Seadog 30 ownership .
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aye well sex sells, we all know that!
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I love the idea of a blog on sail bags and other narrow topics that establish the blogger as the go-to person for that specialty. This is a service to readers and probably also the wisest way to monetize a blog.
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