Beginning bloggers often worry about how to reach audiences, putting themselves out in the public, and expenses. The good news is, there’s often no budgeting involved in blogging, especially in a free space. Reaching an audience and being in the public eye can be intimidating and very easy to stress about, and though easy it's easy to stress about the reasons you shouldn’t be blogging, we’re here focus on the reasons you should be!
- You’ll Start Ignoring The Things That Don’t Matter
The deeper you dig into blogging, the more you'll learn about yourself. When we’re constantly learning about the things we enjoy, and the things we don’t, we open doors for endless possibilities, but only for things that truly matter. When you get into the habit of blogging, you’ll slowly begin to study things in life you really connect with.
- You’ll Meet and Connect With Others
Speaking of connecting with things, you’ll start connecting with more people. These people will also offer you new perspective and after that happens, it’ll be a never-ending cycle. Connecting with others is important because it’ll give you more room to be creative and open up to inspiration around you.
- It’ll Help You Stay Consistent
If you struggle with consistency, blogging is a great way to hold yourself accountable. Once you decide you want to be consistent, and ready to make that commitment, you’ll get used to habits and rituals, which will ultimately help you reach your goals.
- Money Will Be a Plus
Did we mention that blogging is an effective way to make some extra money? These days it's beneficial to have more than one stream of income, and what better way to do that than being creative? Sounds like a deal, right? Maybe now that car insurance payment won’t be such a hassle.
- You Get to Express Your Creative Side
The best form of creativity is the one where you’re allowed to be free. Blogging gives you absolute creative control—no one can tell you what to post, when to post, and how to post. Blogging is strictly about the things that bring you joy.
- It’s Not Expensive
When starting out, it's easy to feel like you have to have an expensive website to engage viewers. However, your website will attract a larger audience if your content is good quality, but don’t worry, there are a ton of websites that offer free templates so you can start building your blog. One more thing, don’t be worried about building it from scratch, that's what the templates are for.
- It’ll Help You, Help Others
Blogging can help others see different perspectives about any area of life. Often, when your blog builds traffic, it's usually from people who are looking to be persuaded or informed about a specific topic. Realize it or not, you’re actually being a service to them, and upon being a service to them, you allow them to be a service to others as well. It’s a plus on both sides, and not to mention, it could even drive more traffic to your blog.
- Your Writing Will Flourish
Blogging is a great way to expand your skills as a writer. Many people get into blogging when they want to become more serious about their writing, and using a blog is the perfect foundation for practice. The neat thing about using it to write, is that you're consistently writing, and when an action is consistent, no matter what, you’ll get better at it. The more you write, the more you’ll realize the potential to venture off into other avenues of communication, like writing books, poetry, or creating writing templates for others.
- A Platform to Share Your Voice
If you just want to be heard on topics you care about, start a blog. Even if at first there isn’t any engagement or you have no audience, it just feels refreshing to be able to get what you want to say out loud.
- A New Hobby
Are you dying to try something new? Something that isn’t so mundane? Blogging is a great past time, but not just past time aimlessly, it will help you achieve all of the above, while helping you to build a craft. It’s a hobby, not something you have to be experienced in, but we promise that if you’re consistent this hobby could turn into a great opportunity.