Blogging is already around for more than two decades now. What you are reading, however, doesn’t have that success story of long-time blogging experience, but it will answer the query on why start blogging.
What I am going to do today is to lay down some reasons why I do blogging. This might help you decide to start blogging or inspire you to continue writing.
1. To face the challenge for non-computer geeks.
Some writers are hesitant to join the world of blogging because they are overwhelmed with the techy part of it. Well, yes, it’s a big challenge to face unfamiliar terms, such as HTML, CSS, Web 2.0, and RSS. You might rather choose your mastery with the difference between short stories and short essays or how Peter Pevensie and his siblings got into the world of Narnia.
Shake off yourself. You don’t need to be an expert techno-person to start blogging. You can ask a geek friend to help you. Challenge is difficult at first, of course, but the triumph of passing the hard process is sweeter than you can imagine.
2. To maximize the passion to write.
There is nothing more fulfilling and fun than doing what you want. Blogging is a way around to practice more of your writing skills and the mastery of conveying your message to different kinds of audience.
Your passion will also be your weapon to conquer your fear of facing the unfamiliar world of the Information Age.
3. To reach a new level of personal development.
Writing itself helps you in discovering the fountain of knowledge. If you do it in a more challenging environment, it will make you a better thinker, writer, and communicator. Being in a world where nerds and geeks gather around will give you the ecstasy of numerous concepts, ideas, and manners of life for you to be a better version of yourself.
4. To boost self-esteem and confidence.
Knowing that you’ve conquered a different stage of difficulties while maximizing your skills will dramatically increase your self-confidence. You will feel more empowered, especially if you’ve already built a community of loyal followers who believe in you.
5. To create an impact in the lives of others.
Making a difference in the lives of others is a sweet fruit of your passion to write. Take a look at the screenshot below taken from a comment on one of my articles (disregard the name she used though, LOL). Getting a free meal while helping a friend is not a big-time experience, not for now. You would not know how many people will reach some kind of a quality life because you start a ripple of change.
I have an additional reason to share. (I should have put 6 reasons in the title, but I intended not to do so for you to read through).
Bonus: To build social connections.
Blogging, same with social media, breaks the barrier of communication. Unlike publishing your book—unless your blog is about your book—blogging will help you connect with other people you may not know in person in a real-time manner: as the one tweeted by Writing & Editing from Carl Sagan.
Authors and writers are brave amazing people. Putting themselves out there on a daily basis. Their thoughts and dreams. As are screenwriters and artists of all types. #amwriting #amediting My thanks to those who have written and will write. – Wrtr pic.twitter.com/a7ZYClPHHg
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) December 9, 2018
The blogosphere is still at the early stage of adulting. There are yet much to learn for it to fully mature. You can be one of those who can create a better world to live in.