To me, blogging is more than just a hobby, it’s a need. I have postponed my dream to blog and it was so stupid. I feel like, I should have started it ten years ago!
Blogging is a valuable activity for both the reader and the writer. I think everybody should have a blog. It brings us so many useful things. I love blogging and I am so happy with my decision to do it. Here’s a list of why you should start a blog too.
Blogging is A Modern Way to Document Your Experiences
It was writing which let us know that there was a Mayan tribe in the Continent of America. It was writing which reported to us what was happening to Rome. It was writing, too, that told us about Babylonian civilization. There were huge, huge numbers of writings that have been helping us discovered what happened in past time.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of civilization on this earth who hadn’t been reported enough due to lack of source, ending up to historians debate and left us millions of questions.
Of course, we are not a Mayan Tribe or Julius Caesar. But at least we have the next generations on this earth who deserve a decent quality of reference.
Documentation is a great way to let somebody else learn from your experience. Experience is the best teacher. By learning from your experience, they can focus on doing something further than we do now.
Blogging Trains You to Organize Your Thoughts
Honestly, it’s a personal reason for me. But maybe you would love to hear.
When you write a post, you need to organize it very well so people would love to read it over again. You need to pick a crucial point from an issue and elaborate the topic so it would read smoothly.
I choose to blog because it feels like a therapy for me. It helps me to control my mind to think in a ‘first thing first’ way. It helps me to think from A to B to C to D and so on to Z because all this time I have been suffering from an insane way of thinking where I talk about A then D then Z then B then E and rolling over again like a total mess. I hate that.
Honestly, I did not really get over it overnight. Therapy needs time but I can feel the progress. I am so very happy about it and I feel like blogging has helped me improve my thinking skill a lot!
Blogging is A Cool Way to Tell Your Story
Everybody has inspiring stories. So do you, baby. If you are an extrovert person and you would like to tell the world about your story, you can shout it aloud from your blog and let other people get happily inspired.
If you are an introvert person, don’t worry. I am too an introvert. That’s why I don’t put any picture of my self in this blog. But it doesn’t stop me from telling the world about my story.
There are a lot of bloggers who share their story and experiences without providing any personal information disclosure.
Remember the saying: It’s not about who is talking, it’s about what they are talking about. So don’t be afraid to tell your inspiring story. You could boost up someone’s mood and inspire them to be a better person.
Blogging Trains You to Understand How Meaningful the Life is
Either your blog is settled in a particular niche or in a random topic, you always need to decide what to write for the next post. Because you cannot just blog about every single thing you see or every single event you attended. You need to filter. You need to choose which one is the most meaningful thing to share.
That way you will need to think deeper about the things you saw. Then you can gather meanings. Then you can choose which one is best to share.
Time by time, this activity will train you to figure out a meaning of every single thing happened to yourself. Finding a meaning in life is what everybody now is striving for.
Blogging Allows You to Share Lessons
Providing an educating article, no matter how short it is, is a simple way to be a more helpful human being. You can write guides about anything you know like how to wash your sneakers up to what is antioxidant and where to get them.
Don’t you feel you’re an expert on something? Hey, look. Everybody has something more than everybody else. We have the same 24 hours per day. The way we spend those hours is different for everyone.
Maybe your friend spent more time to fix their car so they know a lot more about automotive than we do. Maybe those soccer commentators have watched premiere leagues than you did so they better about it than we do.
What about you? On what do you spend time more than other people do? I believe everybody knows about something. Don’t be afraid of being imperfect. Remember, you only need to be one step ahead than somebody else.
Blogging Stimulates You to Learn Something New
Now if you don’t feel like sharing what you already knew, you might want to share something that you haven’t known a lot but you’re passionate about. That’s cool, my friend! Challenge yourself to learn something new and write a ‘report’ of learning so not only teaching yourself, you are teaching everybody who reads your post.
You Can Be An Expert
Blogging is about sharing. If you decide to share about something you never knew about, then you need to do a deep research (or a little research done regularly). This way, you are teaching yourself so many lessons and after a long time of learning and sharing, you can understand a particular topic very, very well.
You Can Build New Network and Opportunities
The more network you build, the more opportunities you seem to have. Blogging is not about writing. It’s about letting people read your writing and opening a great door for people to know you. Building a network is fun and bring a lot of positivity. Let yourself surrounded by amazing people.
You Can Make Money
Well, well well. This topic is getting so much taller than before in these past years. I don’t know why. Maybe people of the world are finally finding out what they really want in life and they chase for it.
I’m so happy this thing is happening. Because if it’s used right, it would be a clever way to reduce the unemployment rate. And honestly, it reduces the rate of stress too. Thank God, there is such a job on this planet.
There are a lot of ways to monetize your site.
- Put advertisements. You can work with Adsense, Adthrive, Mediavine, Medianet, or anything else (there are tons of them)
- join an affiliate program (Amazon affiliate, AWIN, Share-a-sale, and so on)
- write a sponsored post (make someone ask you to write a post for them and let them pay you)
- sell your own products. Create something awesome either digital product or ‘real’ goods and sell it through your blog.
Whichever the way you choose to monetize your blog, remember, never let money distracts you from spreading the quality content on your blog.
Because Starting A Blog is Cheap
One last thing, my dear friend, starting a blog is very affordable. You can start a blog for as low as $3.95 through this link.
Please don’t make me compare a blog with a paperback notebook because a blog is way more customizable (and you don’t need an eraser). It’s also environmentally friendly and you can access it anywhere. Did I mention you have a chance to shout your words to people of the world too?
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE GREAT TO START SOMETHING. BUT TO BE SOMETHING GREAT, YOU MUST START SOMETHING.