What is a blog? A blog is an informational website often informal diary-style text entry or posts aim to discuss specific ideas or topics.
Freedom of Speech is now widely exercised by everyone since the beginning of technical advancement and increasing social media platforms. People nowadays are able to voice out their opinions and can reach all kinds of internet users on a global scale. Blogging is the same as voicing out your opinion on social media platforms; the difference is you’re making your voice more personal and authoritative. Hence, you might ask yourself, should I also start a blog? Here are some reasons that might help you decide to get started.
Reasons for blogging:
There are millions of blogs online aimed to communicate to readers by spreading information and news.
There are lots of opportunities in writing including but not limited to writing other’s content to creating and selling your own eBook. Blogging consistently helps you improve your writing skills until you become better and better every day. As the cliché says, practice makes it perfect.
As you build community and traffic, you will then be able to help them by knowing their needs and recommending solutions that can give you an opportunity to earn commissions from other people’s products or sell your own. Not only that, there are gigs that offer jobs in writing as well as being invited as the speaker in conferences.
As you build your site through your blogs, you will eventually attract the audience that will see you as an authority to certain topics you choose to write about over a period, hence, they will see you as an authority.
Blogging gives you the sense of responsibility to spread responsible content that aims to inform, encourage, or help your readers.
6. Makes you become organized.
Blogging enables you to organize your schedules, thoughts, and ideas in order to present valuable information to your audience. You will learn to research for additional information as well as references for statistics and check and update your work every now and then to see if there are gaps in the discussions.
7. Enables you to story tell.
Blogging enables you to tell your own story, be it factual or fictional, express yourself in a way that you have never expressed before, and even promote your art or hobbies to your audience.
8. Expands your Network.
As you connect with your audience, you’ll be able to build a large community with the same interest and be of service to one another.
9. Enables you to use your time efficiently.
If you’re someone who thinks that your free time is wasted, you can start blogging, grow confidence along with your audience and eventually turn this into a thriving business online in the near future.
10. Make money.
As you start growing your audience, you can monetize your website and have a side income that can match or even replace your primary sources of income through online opportunities such as affiliate marketing, drop shipping, selling your own products, and boost your offline business, among others.
11. Opportunity to learn new things.
Blogging is about sharing what you know, think, or observed around the world that is related to your chosen interest. Not only that, as you progress and do your research, you will be able to know other subjects that are related to blogging that you can use in the achievement of your goals and share it to your audience at the same time.
12. Builds your confidence.
Blogging gives you the opportunity to write and be found by people who share the same interest and thoughts, learn from them, accept if your wrong without losing your cool, and receive flattery when due. Eventually, it will remove your fear of voicing your opinion and be able to gain more knowledge in the process.
13. No experience required.
Since blogging allows you to talk about anything that interests you and other groups of people, it doesn’t require any experience to start one. Building your site and learning all about the technicalities of searching visibility is a matter of learning in the doing.
There are platforms that allow you to start your own website for free and teaches you the step-by-step guide to getting started.
15. Boost your offline business.
According to a 2010 study by Kelsey group, 97% of consumers use online media to shop locally. What does this mean? It means consumer research first about a product before making a decision to buy. In short, blogging can influence consumers in their buying decisions. Having a blog that builds your authority about your business will influence your target market to entertain what you have to offer.
16. Makes you happy.
From personal experience, I find it joyful to know that I’m able to help readers in any kind of way. I love reading comments and tweets, knowing that people share the same thoughts and whose views my words have made them rethink and change for the better.
17. Live forever.
“The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will.” -Andy Warhol. As you blog, your content stays in the space forever and can be read by generations even centuries after your death. No one needs to be physically present in order to live forever, you can build a legacy or name based on the number of people you were able to help or influence, if not art or science, you can start with blogging.
I, myself, have started from scratch. I looked for an online course that would teach me how to get started the right way and learn not only the basics but more importantly, can let me stand on my own in the future. Learn more by clicking the below button.
Have You Found Ways To Use Your Time Efficiently?
All great things take time to build. It’s better to use your time now and start doing something rather than letting days pass thinking what to do without actually getting started on anything. You don’t have to be an expert to get started. All experts were once a beginner. What’s important is you’ve already taken a step. As you move forward, you will be amazed at getting to know a better version of you growing inside and out.
Is it for me?
If your primary reason for blogging is to make money NOW, then you won’t get it from getting started now. You will have to seek for other online opportunities that pay right away such as surveys, tasks completion, ad clicking, among others. Just make sure that time spent is worth the pennies earned.
However, since tapping and attracting audience take time, the best time to get started blogging is always right NOW, and then, you can monetize it later.
BUT, if you can resonate with any of the reasons above, YES this is for you. I can recommend you a free 10-lesson course and 2 free websites where I also get started in order for you to see for yourself how easy it is to get started. Writing content daily, once a week, or even once a month is alright, what’s important is, you are building something NOW. Learn how by clicking the below button.
If you do, I will be there to assist and guide you plus the entire community of like-minded people that thrive to share themselves and make a difference while turning their interests into an income-generating opportunity online.
I’d be happy to know your thoughts in the comment section below.
All the best,
King Kong’s Girl