There are people who hate writing while others have no interest in selling their skills or products. Despite these differences, I still believe everyone can benefit from having a blog.
Here are seven good reasons to start a blog today.
1It’s the easiest way to market yourself
A blog is a brilliant marketing tool for both business owners looking to attract customers and employees hoping to impress future employers.
It provides a simple way to demonstrate your knowledge of a certain subject. It’s a fantastic platform to show off your passions.
Passionate people are attractive. So, as personal brands become increasingly important in the business world, a blog can really make you stand out from the crowd.
2It’s a great way to channel your creative desires
Everyone has a natural desire to be creative. Some turn this into a career while others channel it as a casual hobby.
Writing is much of an art as it is a means of communication. It’s a great outlet for self-expression.
3It brings satisfaction of building something from scratch
When you start blogging, you’ll be terrible. You’ll have no audience and you’ll feel like it’s a waste of time.
Stick at it though and continue writing meaningful content. Market it relentlessly and you’ll soon be celebrating all sorts of milestones.
Once your writing improves, traffic will slowly build. Before you know it, you’re already an established blogger.
There’s nothing more satisfying than slowly improving at a skill, especially when you’re building from scratch. It’s one of the reasons why so many people practice sports and musical instruments.
4It ensures flow state
Flow state is the sensation that occurs when you’re so absorbed in a task that nothing else seems to matter.
Your sense of self disappears and time seems to pass quicker. When your performance levels improve, you’ll find it as an addictive feeling.
This type of flow state is commonly associated with sports, like when athletes train for hours at a time. You can also reach this flow state when reading a good book, painting, knitting and, in my case, writing.
Whenever I compose a blog post, I become so immersed in trying to express my ideas and attempting to construct the sharpest sentences and metaphors. I often find myself typing into the early hours of the morning.
This isn’t because I’m desperately chasing a deadline, but because being in this flow state feels so good. When you are writing about something you are passionate about, you may find yourself in the same situation.
5It forces you out of your comfort zone
There are approximately 2 million blog posts published online every day. And if you want to keep people’s attention to your post, you need to write content that will truly shock them.
This can be uncomfortable since fantastic contents typically ruffle a few feathers. It might offend people and you run the risk of getting laughed off the internet.
This necessity to push the boundaries is a positive thing. It drives you to dig deeper into certain issues and forces you to create content that truly stirs emotions.
If you write a personal blog, it can push you to live a more exciting life so embrace the awkwardness. Everything that’s truly incredible begins outside of your comfort zone.
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6It can create great relationships
Blogging is a fantastic way to attract people with similar passions and beliefs. Many bloggers make lifelong friends as a result of their writing.
I first got in touch with Las Vegas club promoter Drew Schroeder because he also wrote a dating blog. We wrote a couple of guest posts for each other and kept in touch on social media.
Last year, I went to party with him in Sin City’s biggest nightclubs. That holiday remains one of the best weeks of my life.
7It’s a source of passive income
Many successful bloggers make a passive income through their posts and this is one of people’s most common reasons to start a blog. This can be done either through ad networks, affiliate sales, or selling their own products.
If you’re a business owner, a popular blog can boost leads by attracting more people to your website through search engines and social media. Your leads will also be more likely to convert to customers if your blog represents a likeable brand with a superior knowledge of your niche.
Many business owners say they don’t have time to maintain a blog. I’d argue they can’t afford not to.
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Author: Joe Elvin
Joe Elvin is a freelance writer travelling the world living as a digital nomad. He is the author of 'The London Bucket List' and 'The Thrill Of The Chase'. He blogs about how escape your comfort zone, chase adventure and find the bravery to live your best life at www.joeelvin.com.