It took me forever to finally take that leap of faith and start my blog. But I’m sooo glad that I did. Not only is it fun for me to design my page but it also feels good knowing people are reading it!
- To get out of your comfort zone. When it comes down to it, I’m a really shy person. I prefer being in small groups, I don’t like talking in front of a lot of people, and I’m awful at small talk. I hate it. Starting this blog was one of the ways I’ve been trying to become more outgoing and come out my shell a little bit and it’s really working! Blogging about personal things let’s people know more about me and pulls me out of that comfort zone.
- If you want a new hobby. Depending on how serious you take blogging and how often you do it, it can become really exciting! A lot of people do it for a living, while others just do it for fun or even use it as a diary.
- You can help people. When you write about your personal experiences, or advice posts, whether you think so or not, a lot of people can relate to you. Like my back surgery (it’s not something I share with a lot of people). I wrote about it and I’ve had a few readers actually email and ask me about how I coped with the stress of it all. More people go through the same struggles as you than you think!
- It could open up awesome opportunities.
- When you need an outlet. You can use your blog as a diary. I think blogging is an awesome outlet for emotion. Whether its creativeness, anger, sadness, or even happiness! It’s never good to keep things bottled up inside. Even if you never tell anyone you know about your blog or that you’re posting certain things, just knowing that maybe, someone somewhere is reading it and feeling your excitement or relating with you somehow, it makes you feel good.
- P H O T O G R A P H Y. This is self explainable. Who doesn’t love good pictures?
- It’ll lead to a healthier lifestyle. Blogging takes devotion, commitment, time and some serious self discipline! (Just to be clear those are all good things to have HA) Everyone needs “me time”. Blogging is that for me. I need quiet time and space. Of course I can do it when other people are in the room, I’m just off in my own little internet world while doing so. Having a blog also takes self discipline. Why? Because, who wants to keep up with someones blog that isn’t being posted on consistently? I’ve failed at this aspect numerous times but I’m trying to work on it. Devotion and commitment is a no brain-er and sort of ties in with self discipline. If you’re going to start blogging you’re going to need to devote your time and attention to it (it only seem right seeing that you’re devoting a chunk of your wallet as well). Get a planner or a calendar and plan out your posts. You don’t always have to stick by them but it’s a lot easier to post consistently when you have them already planned out.
- It will give you a voice. The more you blog, the more comfortable you will become voicing your opinion.
- You’ll more than likely meet new people! Whether it’s other bloggers or a reader, people will comment and find you via social media. You never know, you could make great friends from it!
- If you want to become a better writer. This is big for me. I’m (very clearly) not a great writer. When you’re writing every day, or every few days (depending on how often you post), you get use to it and it starts becoming second nature. Blogging helps me practice on my writing skills and practice makes perfect!