Blogging has become the talk of almost every internet user and it is becoming more and more popular everyday. Thousands of blogs are being created every year although only few really become successful. In case you do not know what a blog is and what blogging is all about, I will give you a concise explanation. According to Wikipedia “A blog (a truncation of the expression “weblog”) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web (WWW) consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. On the other hand, Blogging is the act of adding new materials to or regularly updating a blog (i.e, writing about an event, situation, topic, etc. in a blog).
Now you know what a blog and blogging is all about, let’s look at the reasons why you should start your own blog today.
1. Blogging helps express your thoughts and Opinions
If you have a blog, you can easily air out your views, thoughts or opinions on certain issues that border you depending on your blogging niche. You can talk about sports, weather, business, politics, history, technology, religion, science, and any other thing you want to talk about. You can even talk about blogging or about yourself and family (if you run a personal blog). Blogs provide a platform for you to share your thoughts and opinions and even to render advice to people.
2. You can help People through blogging
Like I previously said, you can render advice to people through blogging. There are billions of people all over the world and each person has different challenges in life. Some have issues in their relationship, family, business, lifestyle, etc. Through your blog, you can render advice to the people facing these challenges thereby helping them solve or manage these issues. you don’t need to know them personally…all you need is to decide on a particular issue you know many people may be facing and give reasonable solutions to these challenges by writing and posting it on your blog. Whenever anybody having such challenge comes across your blog, reads your post and applies your recommendations and it works out for them, they will be glad and will appreciate you. By doing this, you have helped someone in need somewhere. You can help people who may be going through similar challenges that you might have experienced in the past.
3. Market or promote yourself/services/products via blogging
Blogging is a great way to market and promote yourself (if you want to be popular), business, product, or service. There is hardly any business today that doesn’t have a blog or a blog section on their existing website. You can sell something online through your blog or you can use it for informational purpose or as a knowledge base for your business or organization. This will bring more customers and increase sales.
4. Make money via blogging
You can earn a living through blogging. There are many ways to make money with your blog. Apart from selling your services and products on your blog, there are other ways to make money from your blog. You can make money through advertising and other income-generating activities on your blog. However, it’s better to blog for the passion than for the money. What I mean is “make sure you are blogging because you have the passion for it and not necessarily for the money although with time, you will still make money from your blog”. This is because people who open a blog just for the money always end up frustrated and they give up because making money from a blog is not easy. You need enough patient, hardwork and the right practices before you can make money from a blog. Most bloggers don’t make a lot of money blogging, but you have the potential to generate revenue from your blog with hard work and commitment.
5. Blogging can connect you with like-minded people
Blogging brings like-minded people together. For instance, if you are a single mum and you start a blog for single mums, with time you will meet and even hookup with other single mums through your blog. The same thing applies to other bloggers in different niche. Blogging can help you find these like-minded people and share your opinions and thoughts and help each other. You can gather an amazing audience from different parts of the world through your blog. This can be very fun.
6. Blogging makes you more knowledgeable
Blogging requires you to constantly make posts and provide updated and fresh information to your readers either daily, weekly or monthly depending on your posting schedule. As you source for latest information to share to your readers, you will become more and more knowledgeable in your blogging niche. This in turn will make you an expert in your chosen blogging topic/niche.
There are other reasons why you need to start a blog today but the above ones I have given are the top reasons. With these 6 top reasons, I hope you will be willing to start a blog today! We would love to hear your opinion….Kindly leave a comment below or contact us.