9 Life-Changing Reasons to Start a Blog
The most exciting outcome of starting a blog is that it creates an outlet for the passion and purpose of your life, it will inspire you and those around you. These 9 life-changing reasons to start a blog reflect that. To develop a blog you do not have to be a larger than life personality, at a recent conference I was surprised to learn that a large number of bloggers are introverts.
One of the most successful bloggers I know openly says that he is an introvert, yet he is a wonderful and inspiring speaker. As soon as he has spoken he melts off the stage, and is gone; he does not hang around for the accolades.
Who is the Blogger’s Lifestyle for?
As seen above, bloggers come in all personality types. Another fact is that blogging is not restricted by age. Last week I read a post by a thirteen-year-old boy writing on his mom’s blog, he did an excellent job. At the other end of the spectrum, there is no limit.
Perhaps the more mature the blogger, the more interesting their life experience is. Blogging has no age limit.
To further expand what a blogger’s profile may be, I have written about the different types of blogger styles, I am not talking about their niche but their personal style and reasons for blogging. 5 Blogger Styles.
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I have already mentioned purpose; it is an important one, so I will expand on it here. Purpose forms a part of the other 8 life-changing reasons to start a blog. A blog that I read regularly is that of Amy Oestreicher. Amy could be consumed with bitterness, immersed in a huge pity party after years of the most horrible events. She has found healing and gratitude through art, and she uses her blog as a medium to express her passion and purpose.
Every blogger would have a different story as to how their blog reflects and contributes to their purpose. A blog may be a hobby or, it can be a full-time rewarding job.
2. Start a blog and learn new skills
We should learn something new every day. I can tell you that if you become a blogger, you will learn many things every day. You might learn something about maintaining your blog or find a solution to a problem by reading someone else’s post.
Writing: While some take very naturally to writing others need to work harder to cultivate their skill. Writing requires constant practice. Write a little every day and you will be surprised how quickly you improve. You might enjoy writing so much that you take a writing course to enhance your skill.
Communicating: Development of communication skills is valuable to write compelling posts. Communicating by leaving well-crafted comments on posts add value to the discussion.
Marketing: You will want to attract readers to your blog. To do this, you will learn some marketing principles to promote your website. Also the basics of how search engines like Google find your posts and present them to others who are searching for the information.
Technical: There is a technical side to websites.You can hire people to maintain them for you but it is always helpful to know some essentials yourself. Many bloggers quite enjoy this side of owning their own website.
There is more to learn, but I think that is enough for you to realize that blogging is not boring. It continually expands your knowledge.
3. Start a blog and meet like-minded people
Mothers with young children find comfort and encouragement from other mothers experiencing the same joys and trials common to young families. Homeschoolers discover ideas, resources and advice to share with each other to complement their homeschooling experience.
As a blogger you will meet and form friendships with people from all over the world, it is an enriching life-changing experience.
4. Starting a blog leads to opportunity
I have been reading the blog of a writer. As a young mother with four children, she loved to write. She wrote novels. Every day she would find time to write. She endeavored to have her novels published and over a 20-year span, she was rejected at least 100 times. Undeterred by constant rejection, she kept writing. Then she heard about self-publishing and writing digital books. In 2011, she started digitally self-publishing her books. These same books that had previously been rejected have now sold over 1 million copies. The author is Theresa Ragan. An online life-changing experience.
Blog owners have the opportunity to generate finance. Many are happy to make a little here and there to pay for blogging expenses. Others have big life-changing dreams of making a lot of money. The opportunity is there to accommodate everyone’s dreams.The Blogger's lifestyle - an opportunity is there to accommodate your dreams Click To Tweet
5. Showcase a hobby or develop it into a micro-business
Another motivation to start a blog is to cultivate your hobby. It may be cooking, crafting, sewing, decorating, gardening, photography or DIY of any kind. There is an endless list of hobbies that could be written about. A blog is a perfect place to write tutorials that inspire others in their craft ambitions. If you love learning and helping others, blogging is an excellent way to find friends to interact with on these subjects. Crafters often develop online means to sell their creations. They turn an interest into a micro-business.
6. Business owners
Business owners need a website with a blog to communicate with customers and potential customers. Any business without a website is missing out on this enormous benefit. Customers like to check your business and products on your website before they enter your door. It makes them feel more prepared and informed to talk about items they are considering buying. Having an updated blog could be life-changing for your business.
7. Schedules and goals
Blogs require regular updates, usually once a week. Some blogs are updated every day. With experience, you will find your balance and learn to set goals and build a schedule and pathway toward those objectives. Disciplines you form will be reflected in your blog development and can be of benefit for your whole lifestyle.
8. Enhancement of your mood and general mental health
Blogging offers many positive outcomes for you and your readers. To write a post and have your readers express their appreciation or say that they were helped by it, is an awesome uplifting feeling. While you may feel alone with your computer, the blogging world has numerous groups that a blogger can join. A good group will support and seek to be of help to its members. You will find friends from all over the world who will become very dear to you.
The habits you form as a blogger lay the foundation for other life-changing benefits. Discipline is necessary to advance any objectives that you seek to fulfill. Once you begin developing discipline in your blogging life you will find it flows to other areas. For example, there are many in the blogging world who practice these disciplines and it carries through as they promote a healthy balanced lifestyle.
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That being the case of all the millions of people who view the Internet, only 1% of those people are the creators of content.
As a blogger, you will be a part of the very important 1% who are influencers and creators that the other 99% look to for information or entertainment.
Seeing the benefits of starting a blog and taking into account these 9 Life-changing reasons to start a blog, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
Have a look now at this clear step by step tutorial of how to start a blog, it is quick and easy and full of helpful tips for you.
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