When in school, you must have learned the subject English. It is indeed a beautiful subject filled with many poems, proses, passages and different write-ups. I am sure some of you must have wished to have your story or your poem in those books. I always wanted to share my views, experiences and stories and be an inspiration to someone. The problem was I didn’t know how to do it. I tried maintaining a diary where I wrote down all that I felt like writing. But I was not consistent in writing. I didn’t even have anyone to guide me and I couldn’t share my writings directly with the world. It’s only when I grew up I came to know about blogging.
It is said that each day, about 172,800 blogs are created. For those of you who don’t know what a blog actually is, here is a simple definition. Blogging is just like maintain your own diary on the net where the whole world can read it. You can share your hobbies, passions, stories, basically anything here.
Here are seven reasons why you should start your own blog right away.
1. Improves Your Skills & Confidence
The personal benefits of blogging are splendid. It helps you to improve your writing skills, your grammar, etc. Most bloggers will confirm that daily blogging habits will help you expand your writing and also that the art of communication is learned through consistent practice. There are many bloggers out there who help you to develop your skills. Blogging helps you build your confidence. For introverts and people who find it difficult to be in crowds, this is like a blessing in disguise.
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2. Helps You Earn Money
To be honest, many of the bloggers including me, start their blog with the main purpose of earning. Well, time is money, isn’t it? Blogging for money is one of the hottest topics these days. Blogging can help you turn your passion into your profession. Earning a decent income from your blog is attainable once you create value with, and grow an audience around it. Many big blogs make millions of dollars every year. There are many websites that offer freelance writing works in countries like India, which seems to be outgrowing in the genre of blogging. Initially, making money with your blog may be a bit difficult but with consistency in blogging you can achieve great heights.
3. Learn New things
You can also learn new things when you start a blog like for example how to create a blog, adding new themes to your blogs, making videos, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) etc. Bloggers are teachers as well as learners. Also when you start a blog, you will find yourself learning new things about your areas of interest always and hence you can keep sharing without running out of ideas.
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4. Inspire Someone
Blogging can help you inspire someone to start their own blog. This may be your friends, siblings, peers, students, children or anyone across the world of Internet. Not only this, but with your blog you can also help change the world with one word at a time. You can help spread positive messages and awareness through your blog.
5. Build Your Brand
You can build your own brand with your blog. It may start as a simple wordpress or blogger blog but it has the potential to turn into a million dollar venture. There are many bloggers around the world who have turned their blogging into big business with their ideas and most importantly consistent writing. Consistent writing and posting on your blog will help maintain and improve your blogs ratings and also help to build your audience.
6. Meet New People & Enjoy Wonderful Opportunities
Many times big companies invite bloggers and social media influencers for launches and different events. For example many fashion bloggers are invited to be a part of fashion shows and product launches. Tech and business bloggers are invited to try out new gadgets and also be a part of big business events. Also entertainment bloggers also receive invites to watch the exclusive premiers of movies. There are many blogging events and award shows held by blogger’s platforms in India and around the world. You can meet many fellow bloggers in such events who share their pathway to success.
7. Let’s Your Thoughts Live Forever
The best thing about blogging is that it lets you live forever. Your writings can make you eternal. Even when you are no more in this world, your inspiring words and thoughts can still revive many souls. You never know how far you can be recognized with your blog. Probably someone may include your writings in their novels or books and maybe students may learn about you and your passions.
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You don’t need to be professional to start a blog. There are thousands of videos online that teach you how to create your own blog. If you have a Google account, you can create a blog with blogger. There is no limit as to how many blogs a person can own. You can write on any topic you like including fashion, food, weddings, tech, news, religion, humanity etc.
A famous quote by Anne Tyler says, “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” So go ahead and create a blog now!