I’d rather write than talk. I enjoy learning and sharing my perspective.
|Before you started blogging, did you wonder whether it was worth the effort? Did you Google “blogging” only to find advice for promoting your brand and marketing your product? Maybe you got lucky and found an article that mentioned “hobby blogging” or “personal blogging”. Did this give you hope you could have a blog which did NOT have to be a narrowly focused, money-making, all-consuming venture?
The best reason for blogging is that it gives you a reason to write every day. Not that you would post every day, but I want to have a backlog of posts ready to go when life gets in the way or I run out of ideas.
Here is a list of benefits of blogging that I came up with from reading the articles below along with several others:
It gives you a platform to share your ideas and discoveries.
You can share what interests you.
It gives you a place to showcase your writing.
You can connect with people who share your interests.
Writing regularly improves your writing.
You’ll learn new things from research you’ll need to do.
Which of these most encourages you to start a blog if you haven’t already done so or to expand on one that you may have abandoned?
In this article, Joshua Becker shares 15 ways blogging can impact your life. I especially like the quote and image at the beginning of his post.
15 Reasons I think you should blog
This transcript from an episode of the ProBlogger podcast answers a listener’s question about whether it is important to have a personal blog. This list of reasons could lean toward a niche blog in your future. If you’re interested in delving more deeply into the blogging process, it may be worth subscribing to the podcast.
15 Reasons why you should consider having a personal blog
Monique from Ottawa, Canada
No matter what, WRITE!