Blogging is something I have really come to love. Today I want to share 15 reasons with you why I blog and these same 15 reasons are inspiration and motivation for you to start blogging if you are not already doing so.
You may wonder how or why blogging is relevant to self improvement or personal development. The answer to that question is quite simple. By writing and blogging you really learn a lot about yourself. You learn consistency, creativity, perfection, punctuality and you grow in ways you usually would not grow in at all if you did not blog or write.
Here are the 15 reasons why I blog
1.) Connect With Others:
I personally think that this is one of the greatest benefits of blogging and the internet world. Anyone is able to communicate and connect with people from every single country in the world. Through my posts and articles I have built up relationships and even friendships with people and bloggers from all around the world. If it weren’t for my blogging, I would never have come in contact with most of these people.
2.) Build a Community:
By blogging and having your own blog about a topic or niche that you choose, you start to build your own community. Through your writing and creativity you develop a readership. People who find your blog and like what you have to say will subscribe to your feed, meaning they get updates of new posts. Over time, you can build up a targeted following of thousands of dedicated readers who all interact with one another and help each other grow.
3.) Share Your Thoughts:
Every person on this planet is unique in some way or another. Your own blog allows you to express your personality, thoughts and knowledge in any way that you desire (Of course, if it’s offensive your readers will soon unsubscribe). This reason alone is enough motivation how you can stand out from all the other blogs. Be unique and be different. People like that and soon you will build up a massive following.
4.) Journey of Your Life:
This may not be a possibility for every blogger, but for me my blog is like a journal of my life. I write about self improvement, so everything that I learn, experience and observe is worked into my posts. Later, I will be able to look back at my posts and see how I grew over time.
5.) Personal Growth:
I mentioned earlier that blogging teaches me so much about myself. I have learned to be consistent, to not give up, to be more creative and to keep working hard. By having to come up with ideas to write about every week, I sometimes do some heavy research and soul-searching.
6.) Learn From Others:
The beauty about having a blog is that there is a lot of interaction with your readers. As you blog gets bigger, more and more readers will comment on your articles. You readers sometimes point out very interesting facts and even engage in lively (and friendly) debates.
I have certainly learnt a lot from my readers and from other bloggers like:
Jonny from thelifething DOT com who spent months working and living in Thailand and shares updates and beautiful photos of his travels.
Glen who blogs all about internet marketing on viperchill DOT com and his wisdom helps me a lot with the technical side of my blog.
Pat (smartpassoveincome DOT com) who has built up a very successful online business and shares his wisdom how to make money online.
7.) Build Up a Name and An Income:
Blogging is an excellent way to gain a lot of recognition from people all around the world. Once you become one of the leaders in your niche the word quickly spreads. It is possible to achieve a state of e-fame, being a celebrity among the blogging world and internet users. Blogging also has the potential to bring you anything from a side income of a couple hundred dollars a month to a full time 5 figure monthly income.
8.) My Own Business:
My blog is like my own business. It requires hard work to build up. What I put in is what I can expect to get out and just like having my own business, my blog has the potential to grow into a global one that is massively popular, brings in a respectable income and is able to help hundreds if not thousands of people.
9.) It’s Fun & Inspires Creativity:
I never knew how much fun writing could be. It always was a chore for me when I was in school and had to write essays as part of my overall grade. Since I started blogging I have learnt to love writing and really enjoy it. At the most random times I’ll come up with new post ideas and ideas for articles that would be really cool to write.
10.) Let’s Me Relax:
Blogging is a great way for me to relax. It allows me to escape the real world and get totally absorbed and sucked into my virtual world where I can create beautiful content for my readers and work on my own projects. It makes my head clearer to put all my thoughts on to paper in a structured and creative way.
11.) Help Others:
Blogging is not only a selfish thing. It can be one of the biggest mediums that you can imagine to help people. How else besides the television do you have the potential to reach hundreds of millions of people across the world?
By creating genuinely helpful content and giving value you will be able to help people in life-changing ways. An example would be just to motivate people or inspire them with your own energy to follow their dreams and passions. You could also create a method or guide that would teach people how to do something and get them started on their journey of freedom and independence.
This is the main reason that I have UpgradeReality.com. I would surely like to make some money off it because I have bills to pay, but it is not my primary motivation for writing and blogging. I really enjoy sharing my experiences and my failures so that other people can learn from it and get to know what I know much faster.
12.) Blog From Any Location:
Another beauty of blogging is the fact that that you are your own boss. No staff, no supervisors. Just you and your computer, and with internet access you can blog from any location in the world. How cool is that?
13.) Choose Your Own Pace & Time:
As a blogger you have the opportunity to choose when and where you blog. Initially it may start off as a hobby or a pastime activity. I started off spending a few hours a week but now I’m writing a post almost every single day.
14.) You Are Only Limited By Your Own Efforts:
There are literally almost no limits to what you can achieve as a blogger. There are real examples of bloggers making over $50 000 per month from their blogs and if they can do it, so can you. The more work you do and the smarter and harder you work, the more results you will see from your efforts.
15.) Everything You Blog About Builds On The Previous:
One thing that I like about blogging is the fact that once you write an article, it stays around for a very long time. Every piece of content you create builds upon your arsenal of knowledge, expanding it and making it more useful. A blog post that you create today might still be visited by many people for years to come. A post that you write today could change someone’s life for the better in 5 years time. Isn’t that an amazing thought?
To Blog or Not To Blog?
You may think that blogging is not something that you would enjoy and not something that you want to start with. I thought exactly the same when I started blogging and right now I really love doing it. (I hope that you can tell through the enthusiasm in my posts). I think that blogging is an enriching activity for anyone to do. If you don’t need to do it for the money, do it for the creativity and to make a difference in the lives of others.
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I hope that you learned something today! Have a wonderful day!