8 reasons you should start a blog
Blogging has the potential to open so many doors not just in business sense! It will provide benefit personally, professionally, and financially. Why to blog here are some key points:
1) To inspire audience
To be an inspiration for others or being able to inspire through writing is best feeling. It enables you to reach the billions of people that use the Internet and help you promote yourself or your business.
As a blogger, you can inspire people in an infinite number of ways.
- Change their lives for the better
- Make their days more productive
- Create something beautiful
- Help other people
All this is achievable through the power of your blog, so use it wisely.
2) To improve your writing skill
One thing is most important that starting a blog has a huge impact on your writing ability.
At starting stage you might feel frightened and awkward. But as you get into it, you’ll notice it getting better and easier. The words will flow with greater ease efficiently and you’ll develop a style that’s uniquely you.
Through writing, you’ll come to know that for and about what people will respond to. This makes you to be creative, helping you write more about what people love to read, which in turn, translates into a larger audience.
3) Learn new skills
When I started blogging I did it for fun. As a blogger you are- the writer, the editor, the publicist, the designer, the photographer, the marketing department, the finance department, the sales team and the tech support all rolled into one.
So, have to learn and developed so many new skills as a blogger.
- Designing for WordPress
- Writing for different audiences
- Social media marketing
- Creating web graphics
- Email marketing
- Content management
- Website hosting
- SEO best practices
4) Build online brand
Along with learning new skills, writing about important topics that are relevant to your audience establishes yourself as an authority in the space. Becoming an authority in your niche helps build your online brand.
By providing valuable content to readers, you’ll soon become recognizable in the community. Where everyone wants to read your blog and follows you. Building your brand is a platform for transforming your blog into something more.
5) Make money
It is magnificently possible to earn through your blog, while it’s not easy. If your blog have a lot of readers, there may be opportunities to monetize. In today’s economy, having additional sources of income can be tremendously beneficial.
The income produced from blogging can also be “passive,” meaning it can be automated and is not directly correlated to the amount of time you put into it.
6) Meet new people
Blogging exposes you to a huge community of new people. Whereas, they become your friends, colleagues, partners, good business contacts, or lovers. Many people meet me directly or indirectly after reading my blog.
A wonderful thing about this is it provides a great way for you to meet new, likeminded people.
Whatever your niche, there is always a vibrant community waiting to embrace you.
7) Opens the Door Of Opportunity
Becoming a good Blogger and an authority in your niche can open all doors for you –in the field of: media opportunities, brand partnerships, sponsored posts, book deals, money-can’t-buy this type experiences and more.
8) To land your dream job
Before starting a blog, your dream job might be simply a dream. Blogging can be the perfect job that will transform your working life.
In fact, when I started blogging, I never ever thought I’d end up working in content marketing. Yet the things I’ve learned throughout my blogging journey, have combined to make that job a reality.And who knows, from there, it may lead to even greater things.
7 reasons to not start a blog
As I mentioned above, there are also many pitfalls to starting and maintaining a blog. It’s not an instant road to success. And, if you’re not prepared, it can end up being more stressful than you anticipated.Keep reading to learn more about the downsides of jumping into the blogging world.
1. Requires really hard work
Blogging isn’t as easy as making a piece of cake. We find blogs are very easy to write while reading but bloggers experts may make it look easy, but what’s going on behind the scenes we don’t know.To become a successful blogger, expect more from yourself, as working more hours than a standard day job. And those hours are often converted into the evenings and weekends when you’d normally be relaxing.Staying on the goal in blogging takes patience, dedication and commitment. Through that only, you can reap the rewards.
2. It’s not a solution to make cash fast
Despite many bloggers extolling the virtues of blogging for money, you won’t be making any fast. Blogging is not a path to make quick cash and if you’re starting a blog, for this reason, you’re ruined to fail. As every blogger know, it takes time, planning and hard work to even begin to and making money from it.
3. No fixed income
Even if you manage to make a living from your blog, things will be hard.Don’t quit your day job yet, because your blog’s income will fluctuate wildly. Some period of time you might do well, after that you’ll be lucky to earn a small percentage.
As we know many bloggers who have been doing really well over the years – well enough to work full time. Most probably even they hit months where their income is not what they expected.
4. Be ready for a lonely pursuit
If you choose blogging as a way to enter the work-from-home or marketplace, you need to be prepared for an alone ride. Until you rent a co-working space or spend your days in a coffee shop, working from home as a blogger can be incredibly lonely.
I’ve spent hours without saying single word to anyone (apart from myself) and if it continues, the effect of loneliness is real. You start feeling lonely carving the human connection. If you’re serious about blogging, make sure you have the ability to adapt changes.
5. Overuse of social media can impact mental health
With blogging and the over-use of social media will put a bad impact on your health and mostly your mental health. We as bloggers have the habit of comparing ourselves to our blogging peers. It’s often something we can’t help out. According to research, comparisons and negative interactions are responsible for higher levels of depression and anxiety.
6. Less time with family time
Hard work you have to put into your blog to make it successful, as I said earlier? Well, spending long hours on your blog, which is the time you’d normally spend resting and with your family.
Take your work on vacation with you is good way spending time. During a family time, one eye will always be on your phone, as notifications will continue to disrupt.