First off… Starting and running a blog is not for everyone! There are some people who hate to read for enjoyment and who despise writing.
If that’s you, starting and continuing a blog will probably be challenging.
But if you have a passion for creativity, writing, and helping others, why not turn your passion into a blog?
I’m not saying you need to start a parenting blog like me. Honestly, whatever your passion is you can blog about it!
Here are the reasons to start a blog!
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12 Reasons For Starting A Blog
You Can Blog About Your Passion
Ask yourself this question: What is my biggest passion? For some, this may be challenging to answer because you have many passions. I tend to fall into this category of people.
Now ask yourself: What do you know most about either from personal experience or expertise?
Whatever your answer is to these two questions will help you determine what you can blog about.
A blog allows you to pursue, express, and explore your passion further.
If you have a love for cooking French food, then start a food blog about French cuisine.
My own passion came from personal experience in my life. Going through infertility for two and a half helped me realize my passion for fertility enhancement.
Once I had my son, I couldn’t write about everything with pregnancy and fertility alone. I had to include parenting topics as well.
Think of it this way- The more passion you have more something, the more you will love blogging about it!
You Increase Your Knowledge Base
At some point, while writing an article you will do research.
Although your passion may show through your writing, you still need to give your audience a better understanding of the topic your covering.
That’s where your research comes in handy!
By researching new things and backing up your claims or topics with credible sources, it gives you a new appreciation for blogging as a whole and increases your own knowledge.
You Feel A Sense Of Pride
There is immense pride that comes with building and designing a website from scratch and filling it with your writing!
While not every person that reads your articles will like your work, you’ve still worked hard to start a blog and keep the blog going.
You Have A Creative Outlet
I don’t know about you, but I thrive on creativity! I love to create new things and that includes writing. My blog is my source of solitude. My mental break from the chaos around me like my kids.
A blog does take work to maintain, but I love every minute of it! It can provide a creative outlet for you too to help you escape the world around you and focus on something different for a change.
You Connect With Others
Occasionally you do form a connection with a reader. But the connection I’m talking about is a connection with others in the blogging community.
When you first start blogging, you need to make connections with others who blog because starting a blog is a lonely business.
It’s scary starting something new. Putting yourself out there in the world and opening yourself up to reticule.
That’s where making connections with others is so beneficial. The blogging community has a very active online presence and they all want to help one another.
Especially in the beginning blog days!
All bloggers want the same thing: More traffic and more exposure!
The blogging community is great for exchanging blogging tips, backlinks, social media posts, and your articles to help you gain exposure in the early days. You may even find your blogging bestie!
You CAN Make Money
When people ask what I do I tell them I’m a stay-at-home mom and a blogger.
The response is always the same: “You actually make money doing that?” With an added look of surprise or disbelief.
My response: “YES you can make money blogging and I do!”
I’m proud of the work I’ve done and will continue to do to make money for my family.
If you too want to earn a part to full-time income with blogging, it’s completely possible! You just have to put in the work!
Here are the top blog niches that make the most money:
- Health and fitness
- Lifestyle (vary broad niche allowing you to cover multiple topics under one blog)
- Business and marketing
- Technology and gaming
You Hone Your Writing Skills
Blogs are typically written in a conversational style. That’s the beauty of a blog, you don’t have to be a perfect writer.
However, as you continue blogging your writing skills will improve over time and can be improved with spellcheck and grammar programs.
I cringe looking back on some of my old articles I first wrote!
Of course, I make updates to old articles, but that takes time and it’s a slow process!
The point is you will become a better writer because it is something that comes with more practice and experience.
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You Can Help Others
Believe it or not, you are helping others with your blog! Of course, you will have your negative comments, but you simply need to brush those aside and focus on the positive feedback you get.
Here’s an encouraging thought I like to say to myself: If my article has helped one person, then I’ve done my job!
Five million people don’t have to like your article for it to have value. Just helping one person in the world is enough sometimes.
I love helping others and it’s amazing to see when an article is doing well because it adds value to someone’s life in some way.
You Can Tell Your Unique Story
Everyone has a unique story. We all have different experiences in life.
Although someone may have had the same experience you did, they still are not you.
Your experiences differ from theirs because you have different thoughts and feelings.
Your personality, thoughts, and feelings all help shape your unique life story that can somehow be used on your blog to help other people.
You Can Express Your Thoughts And Opinions
Some blogs are created for the sole purpose of expressing opinions and thoughts.
These types of blogs typically are not geared toward helping readers solve a problem.
If you have a strong opinion about something, you have the freedom to express it!
A Blog Can Help You Work Through Your Own Issues
Many times readers forget there is a real person writing and working behind a blog they read on the internet. But each person has their own issues in life. Nobody’s life is perfect!
The comforting thing to know is that many of your readers probably have the same issues.
I’ve very open about my anxiety, especially social anxiety. I’ve written about it many times in different categories on my blog.
One post that helped me to put into words what having anxiety feels like is the article 27 Illustrations Of What Anxiety Feels Like.
This particular article was not written to tackle an issue to help a reader. It was simply written when I was going through a terrible period of anxiety that would not quit. I’m talking days long of panic.
During this time, I put pen to paper and wrote down how I was feeling about my anxiety.
Although this article is not intended to help anyone, it’s been met with an extreme amount of positive feedback from readers! As it turns out many people feel the same way I do about anxiety!
You’re Your Own Boss
Have you ever had a boss who you despise? Well when you run your own blog, you’re your own boss.
You set your own schedule. You work whatever hours you choose.
If you don’t finish writing an article in time to publish on a specific day, then there’s no one to yell at you or fire you!
There’s a certain freedom in knowing you are in control of your work completely.
When you don’t complete everything on your blog to-do list, you only disappoint yourself.
You will be amazed that after a while of being your own boss, you put more and more pressure on yourself to do better!
There are two things I am most proud of in my life: Creating my children and my blog!
When I started my blog, I never thought it would succeed like it has.
Of course, there’s always room for improvement!
But starting this blog is one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
Not because of the income it generates, but because it’s absolutely my own creation.
If you too want to feel this way, start your blogging journey! Don’t wait!