It seems everyone today has a blog. Even some people’s dogs and other pets have blogs. Have you thus far avoided setting one up for yourself? Perhaps you are still mulling over the idea or your friends or colleagues have suggested you should do it. Are you are left wondering why you should bother, because surely it takes a lot of effort and no-one wants to hear you blabber on about stuff anyway, do they?
Before you completely talk yourself out of it, if you are on the cusp of deciding, consider these five great reasons why you should start a personal blog today!
By now, you are probably aware of people making money from blogging. It is still very much possible to make money from blogging. It does not happen overnight, and you need to build up a readership, but you could still find yourself making a decent, if small, side income through publishing your thoughts, feelings, experiences and opinions. If it really took off, you could earn your full income from blogging alone.
Blogging is as easy as clicking on a few buttons and typing your guts out onto the screen. The trickiest part is setting one up, and to be honest, of all the kinds of websites you can set up these days, a simple personal blog is easiest. For example, if you stick to using WordPress, you don’t even need to know a lick of code. You get all the themes, layouts and other cool things to customize it with at the touch of a button.
If you are looking for a way to make yourself a better person, setting up your own blog is a great way to start. As well as improving your communication skills, both reading and writing, it will force you to start thinking more internally and with real intent about who you are as a person and the kind of man or woman you want to be.
Blogging can also be used to help other people. You can use your blog to spread valuable knowledge and information and can use it to target specific people who are suffering from issues or problems you know about.
For instance, if you are a parent, you may want to offer your own experiences and tips to mothers and fathers dealing with various issues. It doesn’t need to be a parenting blog that you set up though, as all blogs, in their own way help someone, somewhere.
Does your business have a blog? If it doesn’t, then you could be missing a trick. Blogs are a great way to communicate with your target audience. They can be used to share information about your company, successes, new product lines, new strategies. Things that could interest readers to use your services or buy your products.
As you can see, there are five great reasons to start that long-put-off blog today! Trust us, it’s worth it and as you start, you’ll find there are many other great benefits that come from it too.