I always get asked the question ‘’Epie, what should I do that will grow me and make an impact in the world?’’. My answer ever since I started blogging is “why don’t you start a blog?’’.
Although I get a diverse number of answers to that questions depending on whom I’m speaking to, the reason why I always suggest blogging each time is because of two reasons; I believe anyone can be a blogger as long as they are willing to commit to, and secondly because I believe there is room for more bloggers in the blogging world.
Blogging is unique to the person doing it and has an unlimited scope. Because of this I believe anyone who has a story to share with the world or has a passion for a particular topic can start a blog. Others may disagree, but I believe there’s room for everyone. However I don’t believe blogging is for everyone, because it requires time and commitment, as well as patience because you don’t usually start seeing the results of your hard work immediately, unless you are a rare case.
If you have ever considered starting a blog but were not sure what the reasons to start were, then here are nine reasons why you should consider starting one. Hopefully one of these can inspire to start a blog and share your potential with the world.
- It’s easy to start
No prior knowledge is needed to start a blog or become a blogger. It’s one of very few professions that are unique and specific to the individual.
You can literally blog about anything that interests you, and because it’s such an undefined thing to do, there is no specific standard to start or particular topic you have to do.
On the technical side it’s also not that difficult to start a blog. Here’s a step by step guide you can use to start a blog from scratch in less than 20 minutes! [Start a Blog]
- It’s a possible source of income
Blogging can become your second source of income or even your primary one. There are several ways to earn money from your blog that could easily make it a reliable source of income. There are bloggers who earn as much as millions of dollars a year from blogging, so it can have a lot of potential financially if done well. Making cents of sense is a good example of a blog that is making such amounts of money a year.
If you have a passion for a particular niche then this is a way to get paid for something you love.
Here are 20 ways you can make money from running a blog of any niche.
- It will improve your writing skills
My favourite thing about blogging is the fact that you don’t have to be the best writer to become a blogger. You just need to have a niche that interests you and that you are passionate about.
The great thing about it is that just like everything else in life, you get better as you go. So the more you write the better a writer you become. No one grades your blog’s English so there’s no pressure to be perfect from the beginning. What’s more important rather is that people understand what you are writing and are enjoying it.
On the hand, there are tools like Grammarly which can cover that gap for you if you are not the most grammatically talented person. It corrects your grammar for and suggests more appropriate phrases and words.
- You can help other people
With a blog, you have the potential to reach a massive range of people from across the world that you would not be able to reach otherwise.
If you are writing valuable and insightful content, you can reach and help number of people. I have grown so much from reading other people’s blogs and have gained valuable knowledge from a number of blogs I have read.
It’s such a great opportunity to be able to influence people on a worldwide scale. And change the way people think by your writing. And because of that I believe blogging is silently one of the most important careers in this information driven world. The internet is such a huge part of our world today and a huge chunk of it runs on the sharing of information. Blogging is a good way to be part of that. No matter how small your blog is, it contributes to the availability of information in this day and age, which is not an insignificant role.
- It can boost your creativity
Having to come up with blog posts often can grow your creative side. Your brain will have to come up with new ideas to blog about and new ways to grow and market your blog as well. This will stretch you to think outside the box and come up with innovative ways to run your blog.
You will also need to come up with ways to stand out from the others and be memorable to your readers so that they can come back. This may sound difficult but once you figure out what can make you unique it’s not all that hard.
- It will challenge you to grow
Because you have to come up with several posts for your blog, you will need to constant update your knowledge on what you are blogging about. This grows your knowledge of that topic and other related things.
Besides that, blogging also grows you as a person. There’s just something about other people depending on you for knowledge and information that just grows you. Blogging can also be a learning experience for the blogger in as much as it is for the readers. There’s so much to learn about the topic of blogging itself let alone the topic whose knowledge you blog about and need to learn more about.
- It can establish you as a professional in a field
Blogging is one of the easiest ways to establish yourself as a professional in a specific niche. If this is your intention, I would recommend you focus on one specific niche that you can be known and remembered for. On the other hand, if you are blogging about a number of niches at once, it might be more difficult to be known as a professional for those niches or one of them, unless maybe you are exceptionally multi talented.
With blogging, as long as you can talk about a specific topic well enough for people to learn and be informed from it, you can easily become recognised as one who is knowledgeable on that topic. Because you also have to do a lot of research about what you are blogging about you will eventually know a lot a more about it as you grow your knowledge of it, and this can easily make you a very knowledgeable person about the niche.
- You can develop new relationships
The blogging community is one of the most friendly and supportive communities out there. It’s incredibly easy to make blogger friends as a result. You just need to join Facebook blogging groups, engage with blogger retweet trends on Twitter, comment on other bloggers’ Instagram posts and you could just make a new friend in the process.
Networking is the best policy for any business and blogging is no exception. This is how you can also get opportunities for guest posts both on your blog and while doing others’ blogs. These can boost your traffic and build your reputation if you partner up with people who are more successful than you, so it’s definitely worth trying out.
You should also try to answer all the comments left on your blog posts by readers. I know I need to work on this 🙂 But t
- It can create opportunities
With networking and engaging with other bloggers, you can have a door of opportunities opened up to you.
You can easily be invited to be a speaker for the niche you blog about. Your blog tells people on your behalf that you know what you are talking about, and if you can write about it then you can talk about it. A speaking or coaching career can come out of being a blogger.
There are many other opportunities that can come from blogging, like being an author or writer. You can compile your blog posts into a book that you can sell or share for free on your blog.
You can also become an entrepreneur via blogging. Read more on how you can turn blogging into a money making career from here [20 ways to make money from blogging]
If you’ve read up to here and not even one of these eight points have stood out or stirred something in you, then I guess it’s safe to say blogging is not for you, which is fine because like I said, it’s not for everyone. If something here stood out for you or if you have been considering blogging but weren’t sure why and one or more of these have confirmed or stirred something in you then I recommend you start doing your research now.
If you’re not sure where to start, start here. Take a browse through this entire blog; there are several posts that will help you on
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