Everyone is raving about blogging. Several bloggers just blog for personal pleasure while millions are blogging for building expertise, promoting products, making money and running small businesses. People have their own reasons to start a blog. Still wondering, ‘Should I start a blog’?
Definitely! Blogging can change your life.
It has been changing several lives from years. Ever read a story on how blogging has helped to achieve life goals? Got a friend who made living income through blogging? Ever found an entrepreneur who got famous online? You see, blogging gives amazing perks.
I love blogging. It has given me a lot. My blog has helped me connect with talented individuals around the globe. It helped me find friends. It has given me wonderful opportunities. The best thing is I can work from home and enjoy what I always wanted to do. Speak with the audience.
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Why Blog? 21 Good Reasons To Start A Blog For Yourself
Here are 21 compelling reasons why everyone should start a blog.
In the end, tell me did you fall in love with blogging?
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Let’s find out reasons to start a blog.
1. Meet new people (More friends!)
Meeting new people is a wonderful experience. Blogging allows you to interact with like-minded people in your industry. You are more likely to establish relationships with other bloggers. This way, you will find new friends and groups. You can hang out with a blogger friend in a cafe or schedule a Skype call to learn more about each other experiences. It enhances your online relationships and builds engagement.
Blogging does help you make new connections all the time. Take Facebook, Twitter or your own blogging platform you connect with new people all the time.
2. Learn profitable skills
When people learn new things, they expand and feel accomplished. In blogging, you will learn amazing things. You will learn how to create good content, deliver a message, use social media, communicate with the audience, email responses and handling the back end work etc. Blogging also improves your designing skills. It will help you learn valuable new skills that benefit you in the long run.
The important thing, it enriches your knowledge and learning experience.
3. Excites you for new challenges
Blogging challenges you. When you start a blog, you need to manage it totally. Every day, there is a task waiting in your content calendar or notebook to get finished. A blogger has multitasking skills. Get yourself ready for new challenges.
Coming up with fresh content ideas, strategies to grow traffic, building community and interacting with readers are some great challenges that would encourage you to learn.
4. Makes you a better writer (Improve your writing)
Writing only improves if you develop a habit and practice it daily. In blogging, you have to write and compel readers to take action. When you’re blogging, you put efforts in writing to deliver your message to the readers. And, if your message is perceived you get a response via comment, like or share. To be honest, it isn’t easy.
You have to write good stuff.
You also learn the difference between good and bad writing. Blogging makes you understand the difference between clickable headlines and ugly ones. Thus, blogging improves your writing.
5. Help other people (Offer advice, support and teach)
Do you like helping others? If this is your ultimate desire, start a blog right now. One of the most important reasons to start a blog is helping others with what skills or information you have. People use the internet for multiple purposes. Some are looking for diet plans. Mommies search parenting advice for their kids. Retired individuals are hunting for freelance jobs. College-going teens are finding part-time jobs. Fashion freaks search for the latest hot trends. People are interested in productivity tips. People love reading poems. Kids want to be creative.
People want to live a stress-free life, can you help them?
Everyone appreciate the help. Do you want to change lives?
Why not start a blog?
6. It’s free (or easily affordable)
Anyone can start a free blog. But, if you want more access and freedom, you can go for a self-hosted blog which is pretty affordable.
It costs you less than a double-cheeseburger. You can start a self-hosted blog for as less than $3.95/month. Once purchased a domain name (www.yourdomain.com) and hosting, you are ready to run your blog in less than 15 minutes.
7. Gain new opportunities
The best thing about blogging is that it helps you avail new opportunities. You won’t be limited anymore. A blog unlocks profitable opportunities for your personal and professional life.
When you establish a meaningful blog, people will come to you for collaborations and great opportunities. You will receive offers from advertisers, contributors and brands. This will help your blog grow and expand.
Success stories of popular bloggers tell how they achieved their life goal through a blog. You never know who’s following your blog and wants you to help them.
8. Attract an audience – Start your own tribe
As soon as you create a blog, you will start building an audience. People get attracted toward things that provide value. If you are solving your reader’s problem then you are successfully attracting them to your blog.
True fans do not just leave a comment or share your content. But, they want to connect with you and be around you online. This way, you build your own tribe where you have an audience that loves you and want to hear from you.
How about making a royal fan club?
9. It makes you more confident
Blogging helps to boost up your confidence. It gives strength to your opinions and confronts fears. While blogging, you will learn new things but the best thing will be it’s okay to commit mistakes and learn from them.
After I started blogging, I’ve noticed great changes in myself. I have gotten rid of being scared often to take practical steps. I feel it’s alright to make mistakes. I make profitable online purchases to grow myself. I can now compel people to take actions. I feel more motivated and encouraged.
I work out of my comfort zones.
10.Become expert at something
Blogging can easily make you an expert and polish your expertise. Many people just start blogging with a tiny purpose of gaining an audience and interacting with them. More often, these people became experts in what they write and how they groom others. Because they went through all learning curves and now they have capabilities to teach others.
Nothing can beat your experience level. If you blog about a certain subject from last 3 years, you know something that others don’t know.
Your expert skills can make newcomers learn from you.
11. Make some money
This could be another reason to start a blog. The money-making idea.
Who doesn’t want to make money online while they enjoy blogging?
You can supplement your monthly income through blogging. Some bloggers opt for affiliate marketing, advertising, and coaching services to make money. You can even apply for affiliate programs and promote products to earn a commission. Several bloggers make money by selling their own products and services.
It’s not easy but you can do it.
12. You don’t need to have a degree to start a blog
Anyone can start blogging. There’s no need for any prior knowledge for creating a blog. Any inexperienced individual who wants to deliver a message can start a blog and attract an audience.
You must be wondering why someone would be interested in reading what I have to offer? Because they haven’t read from you before. You are new to them.
There was never YOU.
People ask, ‘Is it the right time to start a blog?’
I say that this is the right time. If you are getting late, you are wasting time. That’s simple.
As you start blogging, you’ll see how amazing it is. You will take steps to make it better. You learn incredible things. You gain opportunities from everywhere. You will see enormous growth in your personality. You’ll have great lessons and stories to tell. You enjoy an experience with an amazing audience.
Time is now or never.
13. It helps you organize thoughts
Blogging helps to make you a better thinker. It brings liveliness to your thoughts. With blogging, you’ll start generating more ideas every day. This way, you will also determine how to organize those outstanding ideas to impress readers.
Blogging gives you ultimate chances to reshape your ideas. You’ll notice what you write and think if that makes sense. Are people going to understand your message?
This helps you signify thoughts and make them structured.
14. Be influential on social media
The day you start blogging, get yourself ready for social media popularity. I’m not saying you act like a celebrity or a millionaire. Blogging helps to strengthen your social media presence. It will make you known to a number of people. With time, you’ll gain enough traction on these communities.
Blogging gives you an opportunity to influence masses. Why not avail it right now? If you be consistent and put efforts, you’ll build a social media audience who gets inspired by your threads.
15. It gets you freelance writing gigs
If you blog consistently and write quality content then you can expect high-paid freelance writing gigs. Freelance writing is one of the side-income hustle you should try if you are good at writing or want to write for clients.
Take my example. With blogging, I’ve improved so much. I got few writing opportunities directly into my inbox. Yes, people contact me through this blog. Even, I got another writing job offer through Quora.
This means, blogging works. Whatever platform you choose, try to make your voice authentic and deliver your best. With little efforts, you’ll start seeking great opportunities.
16. It polishes your creativity
Maybe, you are already too creative but wondering, how to show your creative skills to the outer world. Start a blog! Blogging gives you free exposure. It gives new opportunities to expand your creativity and get people inspired. Your content gets shared on social media and people start liking it.
In blogging, you get access to an online platform where you can share what the heck you want to showcase. Whatever is your creativity, show it to the world. Even if you are not too creative, blogging helps to polish your creative elements.
It’s not just about writing. It is a lot more about unique ideas to impress readers. It involves visual representations of your skills. It includes mind-blowing graphics techniques to beautify your blog.
There’s so much into blogging.
17. Blogging brings happiness (And fun)
Blogging makes me truly happy. Whether it’s about publishing a blog post, sharing a social media status or even creating a graphic I put my efforts into making it the best. And, the responses are always overwhelming.
It’s more like a fun activity. Of course, it isn’t easy.
But, it helps you grow, connect, learn and earn. Isn’t that exciting?
Take pleasure in blogging and you will rock!
18. Tell your story with public
Bloggers are story tellers. No matter what subject you choose but you tell a story to readers. Everyone has a story to convey to the masses. Maybe, it’s about your fashion life, chronic health or meditation regimes. You have an authentic voice, ready to inspire people. Why not reveal your compelling story to the world and inspire them?
19. Develop amazing habits
If you take blogging seriously, it gives incredible benefits. Blogging gives birth to wonderful habits. It makes you develop a writing habit. It helps you learn every day. It lets you interact more. It makes you more organized.
You need to be committed, disciplined, organized and most importantly, consistent.
Blogging makes you more productive. You learn how to manage family and work life. With blogging, you keep things in order and schedule daily tasks. It also sets your daily routine life. You will be doing a lot of activities while blogging. So, this helps in learning skills that help in all areas of life.
20. Adds a golden star to your resume
Blogging advances your resume. I’ve seen many examples where people have linked their professional blogs to their resumes. It leaves a great impact.
Take this example;
What appeals you most?
– A fresh student who has graduated in software engineering applies for a job but has nothing remarkable on the resume. The same boring stuff. Education details and hobbies.
– Another individual who holds the similar degree but has contributed 12 posts to big technology blogs. He has mentored 3 students via online teachings. He has secured 3 freelance projects in hand. He has collaborated with another blogger and they influence newbies through their outstanding creativity.
That’s how blogging makes a difference in the resume.
Don’t wait for another month to take the decision. Take it now!
21.You can be your own boss
Do you love working from home in your pajamas?
Do you hate when your boss keep frightening you with deadlines and overloaded work?
Want to be your own boss? You are going to love blogging! It gives you ultimate freedom for making your own decisions, setting your own preferred hours, sitting in your comfy chair and work.
GO START A REMARKABLE BLOG JOURNEY
Wasn’t the list awesome?
Starting a blog was one of my best decision.
And, I want you to make a good decision too.
Start a blog right now!
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