Blogging is immensely satisfying and you don’t need not be a professional writer to start a blog. There are various niche types of blog out there and the process of blogging offers valuable benefits that range from business values to professional as well as personal benefits.
Blogging is something that I would recommend any day to someone and below are some of the reasons why I think you should start blogging
- Blogging inculcates discipline.
Depending on your frequency of publishing blog posts, maybe once, twice a week or daily, it requires discipline and patience which are important skills to settle down to write consistently. This helps you to appreciate your time and to learn that some of the best things we receive in life most times arrive as delayed gratification and the art of writing cum blogging falls into such category.
- Blogging teaches you introspection.
Starting a blog causes you to look inwards consistently. It helps the person to crystallise the things that are important and even rethinking their lifestyle, their approach to work and what they want to do with their lives.
- Blogging attracts an audience.
There are billions of people who use the internet these days and blogging is a method of reaching out and attracting an audience who would find value from your blog.
- Blogging gives you a voice.
Each of us has a story and something to say even if we consider our oratory and writing skills as mediocre, our blog gives us a platform that’s free from censoring to empty our thoughts and possibly find other like-minded audience.
- Blogging helps you to build authority.
Blogs are becoming the new call cards for any serious professional out there. Your blog posts that add value to for your readers enhances your profile and even projects your reputation as an authority in that area.
- Blogging opens up doors of engaging and interacting with others.
Part of the beauty of blogging is that you get to interact with a lot of people who you may not have been opportune to know and chances are that your blog could turn such traffic into customers who would be more receptive towards you if they read and received worthwhile value from your blog posts. Some even get to become friends over time.
- It helps you to organize your thoughts.
The process of blogging forces you to learn those things that you didn’t know, how to articulate the things that you do know and make them more presentable. The act of articulating these things leads you to research, internalize and become more familiar with your topic of interest.
- Acquisition of knowledge and honing your creative skills.
Consistent blogging about your topics of interest encourages you to keep abreast with developments in your direction of interest as well as helping you hone the latent skills that you already have. The cliché practice makes perfect is true enough and the better you get at what you do, the more you stand out from the crowd.
- It offers a platform to tell your story.
You don’t have to wait for a publisher, journalist or any publication before you can tell your story. You are your own media house and it’s up to you to decide how you want the story written and when. The journey of blogging and telling your story might even open doors to getting noticed and clinching a publishing deal if that’s your interest.
- Brings you certain validation and ability.
Your blog serves as a form of resume that could be viewed to see your style of writing and blogging about a topic that you are passionate or well versed in, can show your reading network, future employer, a publisher how knowledgeable and skilled in your craft.
- Generating residual income.
If your blog receives a lot of traffic, this could be an opportunity to monetize your blog as an extra stream of income which will be tremendously beneficial for the blogger. It could serve as payment for the time put into blogging as well as to support your blog.
We are living in interesting times where a lot gets done online these days and you can benefit from the virtual trend through blogging.
So, what’s your thought? To blog or not to blog?