Blogging is all about passion. I have been blogging part-time for quite a long time. I started my blog a little over two years ago. Blogging has taught me many things. It has been a great learning experience and a source of personal and professional growth. Blogging provides you a platform where you can share your views with the millions of readers. Today I am writing an article on various reasons why you should start blogging right now.
Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging
- Learn New Things
Learning is an ongoing process. You learn something new from your daily activities. Blogging is also a learning experience. You learn many things when you write articles. You also learn about your niche/topics. For an instance, before starting blogging, I was a novice to various technologies in the blogosphere. It has helped me to learn Search Engine Optimization, Web builder Tools, Social and Online marketing etc. When you write articles you deep dive into it, it adds to your knowledge. This was my main reason why I started blogging. You should also choose topics you love and start blogging on this to share your views.
- Become A Better Writer
Writing skills are an important part of communication. There are many times in your life when you will be asked to write something like prepare a report, email writing, professional work etc. All these types of writing require specific skills, and usually a particular style. Blogging helps to improve your writing skills. The more you write and practice it improves. When you will keep on writing articles, it will automatically increase your writing skills.
- Create Your Own Identity
Blogging is a great way to create your identity. When you write articles about something (i.e. your niche/topics) you are creating your identity in that domain. This will lead to learning more about that topic. This can build a unique expertise, which can lead to new business and career opportunities. There are many job opportunities that are looking for expertise in that area and they will eventually reach out to you. Blogging helps you to stand out from the crowd and lead others. So start blogging and create your own identity in this crowded world.
- Meet New People
When you write and share your thoughts online, you come across various new people you do not know otherwise. They connect you through various modes – commenting on your blog, email writing, social media etc. They can become your friends, colleagues, partners, or lovers. I’ve had many people reach out to me directly after reading my blog. Some of those people have become friends or good business contacts. It also helps in learning about different people and their unique experiences. If you love to meet new people and want new experiences you should start blogging right now.
- Helping Hand To Others
Through blogging, you can help the needy persons. You can share your knowledge whatever you have with others who want to seek this. Let us say, you are writing articles on education or career opportunities. There are many students who want to get some information or solve their doubts regarding educational streams and career to get best out of it. Your article can help them to go for the best options. As per my experience, when you discuss and solve their queries, it gives you a great joy; something that money cannot buy 🙂 It reminds me of the great quote –
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
- Gain More Confidence
Blogging will help you discover more confidence in your life. When you realize you are doing something extra and getting appreciated, it will help you gain confidence. You will quickly realize that you do live an important life with a unique view and have something to offer others. With blogging, you learn to recognize and build your strength, and also admit and improve on your weaknesses. Are you still not thinking to start blogging?
- Blogging Is Free
To start a blog, you do not need to spend anything from your pocket. You can build a free website on WordPress or BlogSpot. Though if you need your own domain and hosting then you need to spend few bucks. But from BlogSpot and WordPress.com also you can earn decent money. So start blogging and earn money.
Make Money From Blogging
If you have a well-established blog and have a lot of readers, you can monetize your blog with some advertisement networks. By doing so, you can earn money by sitting at your home only. I know many bloggers doing full-time blogging and earning a decent income more than an average job going employee. Though it takes the time to start earning money from the blog, the good thing is it is passive income, not active income. When time goes by, your traffic numbers will increase as well as the income. I’m not only talking about some few hundred dollars a month, many people earn their living from blogging.
So what are you waiting for? You can easily learn how to build a blog. Think and start your own blog. Do share your views and feedback below.
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