The world is full of so many things and events happening daily all around us. Some of those things are good things! Praise worthy even. Some of them are bad things, but still worth reporting about or writing on maybe. A blog gives people the chance to write and share your thoughts & feelings on those things, good or bad.
Moreover, a blog also gives you a chance to show off your creativity and personality to the entire world. Letting you write whatever you want, in any tone you want. And in a way that can have more impact on the reader than social networking posts might do. Blogs let you encourage people and show and even give people knowledge on something.
Also a blog can be very useful to you yourself in the long run. In fact, there’s lots of positive reasons for being a blogger today. It’s not just about what your blog can do for people. But what your blog can do for you.
And here’s 10 reasons why you should be a blogger today. Just to give you some incentive to start as one!
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1. A Blog Can Be Very Helpful To/For Other People
Blogs by nature are usually very informative. They contain information written out by the blog owners that can help you to find solutions to some of your problems. Whether it’s things like health tips to business tips to life hacks and more. By blogging about your knowledge on something, other people can learn from that and apply it to their own life. Your blog can literally improve and better someone else’s life!
And there’s many, many different topics you can choose to have a blog about. You just need to pic something you’re passionate about and knowledgeable in and start writing! If you post great blog posts that are helpful, informative and engaging. You’ll likely end up with a lot of readers and subscribers and could even be semi-famous?
2. A Blog Can Improve Your Own Writing Skills and Abilities
You’ve heard it said before “practice makes perfect”. Well it’s very true. And even if you’re already a good writer, by writing more, your writing skills and abilities will improve. If you’re not a particularly good writer, by being a blogger, your writing skills and abilities will certainly improve. I know some people that were once very illiterate at school that went on to become very successful bloggers and even established authors through just being a blogger!
So if you’re looking to improve, better & perfect your writing skills, abilities and talents. As well as be a better reader! Then you should become a blogger. Your first posts might not be all that great? But in time, you will go on to learn ways in which you can make your posts better. And that applies for many people today!
3. To Challenge Yourself and Improve Your Life
That might sound like a bold statement and not many people enjoy being challenged. Also, lots of people (mainly non-bloggers) think that blogging is super easy and is more of a casual hobby than anything else but that’s not exactly true. It can be quite challenging running a blog. More so if it’s something you’ve not done before. Writing amazing blog posts can take time and patience. It can take research and doing homework and due diligence. Not something everyone has the time and patience for!
But by being a blogger and meeting these challenges head on, you’ll feel much better about yourself for doing so when you learn to overcome them. That can do wonders for your self-esteem and confidence both as a person in the real world and as a blogger on the Interweb!
4. To Make Some Extra Money For Yourself
By blogging as a blogger, you can not only help other people and yourself by improving your writing skills and web savviness. But you can of course make money from your blog too. Some bloggers many thousands of dollars every week with their blogs. Some make even more! Some make a good living from their blogs by just placing ads on them in the posts or monetizing them with with CPA offers and the like.
There’s lots of ways to make money with your blog and the more traffic your blog has, the more ways and more money you can make with it. One of the most popular ways is to monetize your blogs posts (content) with Google Adsense ads. Or even place Amazon affiliate products within your posts and earn that way. To selling guest posts, links and more.
5. A Blog Increases Your Knowledge of Your Passion
If you are passionate about something and you write about it all the time, you’ll be increasing your own knowledge about that topic or thing that you’re passionate about as you go about it. Whether you like writing about religion or technology. Food or health and beauty. Whatever it is, by writing about it, you’ll increase your knowledge on that topic or industry since you’ll likely have to do some research into it to find out what’s new about it.
6. To Become a Better Thinker!
When you’re a blogger, you’re a writer. And when you’re writing about the things you know about, or are thinking about, that helps you to put down those words in a meaningful way that others can understand. The very act of doing this can go on to make you a better, stronger, more clearer thinking person in time too.
7. To Establish Yourself as an Expert in Your Industry
As a blogger, you’ll want people to take you seriously and you’ll want people to see you as an expert or authority in that industry. One sure fire way to do that is to write articles that are very insightful, knowledgeable and helpful to people. That way, those people who read your blog posts will recognise your expertise in your blog posts and will then be more than likely to follow you on your social media platforms, subscribe to your newsletter and the like.
8.To Get Out the Rat Race and Work From Home
Most people hate their jobs. Or they hate travelling to and from their job. Doing the daily “rat race” is enough to bring anyone down and fed up! And most people would like to spend more time with their friends and family than working a boring menial job. Now if you’re a successful blogger, you could end up quitting your job and just going on to becoming a full time, self employed blogger that gets paid to write articles and work on driving more and more traffic to your blog to make more money.
9. To Lead a Happier, Healthier Lifestyle
What does blogging have to do with living a happier, healthier life you ask. It’s quite simple really, as I said earlier in point 4, blogging is a great way to make a full time living from home. When you do that, you have more time to yourself. More time to exercise and work out. More time to spend with family and friends doing the things you enjoy doing instead of the things you have to do. That in turn can go on to make you a happier and healthier person and lead a more satisfying life!
10. To Connect to New People & Make New Friends
When you blog about the things you’re passionate about or interested in. You’ll likely get comments on those blog posts by other people that are too. Those comments you get are usually by people that have and share the same passions and interests as you. You can reply back to those comments and spark up partnerships or even friendships with those people. You may also find that you meet with other bloggers in the same industry as your blog is in and end up forging friendships and more with them too.
Do you blog for any or all of these reasons?