Did you know that starting a blog can be incredibly valuable to a variety of people and for a number of reasons?
Contrary to what many people think or believe blogging is not only meant for businesses.
The most essential reason to start a blog, at least according to me, is getting a real opportunity to not only inform people but inform and entertain them at the same time. In other words, blogging can go a long way in helping your business as well as your personal life.
There is no doubt that blogging has literally changed the lives of many people, and so can it on you. Do you know that there are some people who cannot simply do without blogging? It has become part and parcel of their lives, their source of livelihood, and motivation to move on in life. That is just what I’ll term the main reason to start a blog. Below are some more valid reasons why you really need to start blogging.
1. A perfect to tell your story
Blogging provides a perfect platform to share or rather tell your story. This is particularly essential if you are looking forward to start an inspirational blog where you will tell how you probably overcame certain challenges in life. At the same time, in the event that you’re writing on other topics, not necessarily something inspirational, blogging gives an opportunity of writing your story from the angle you will like to take.
2. Make more money
Did you know that blogging can earn you more cash apart from what you do for a living? You heard it right. You can literally monetize your blog in the event that it attracts a lot of readers. The best part of monetizing your blog is the fact that the income that you will generate from your blog or blogging can be automated and, at times, it is directly connected to the amount of time you will spend blogging.
3. Blogging provides a platform to help people
Blogging has been seen, for a long time now, as a platform of helping people and giving them solutions to some problems. This happens especially if you’re an expert in a certain area and, as such, you choose to share your expertise with your readers on your area of specialization.
4. Blogging can make you stand out
Only 1% of internet users, at least according to the “1% rule”, create new content from time to time while the rest 99% of the users simply come online to view it. Therefore, you can separate yourself and stand out and be among the 1% by starting your own blog and actively create new content.
5. A platform to meet new people
Apart from getting an opportunity to meet and follow other bloggers, by blogging, you’ll also get a chance to turn your audience to friends, partners and lovers. That is for the reasons, it usually a common thing for readers to try and directly reach out to bloggers after reading their blogs. Such an audience can also be potential business contacts.
It is also a way of connecting with family and friends. Posting photos, articles on your experiences and your family and friends comment in return is a way of socializing.
6. Blogging is important and beneficial to any business
A business should also have a blog in its name. This is because it will contain all details of the company as well as the products and the services that it has to offer. Research shows that companies which have a blog have 97% more inbound links as compared to those who do not have. This translates to more visitors hence more customers.
7. Establish authority
Blogging on an important subject or topics that are also relevant to your readers establishes you as an authority that they can refer to. It literally enhances professional image.
8. Blogging is very easy
You don’t need any experience in order to start blogging. It also takes quite a short time to set up a blog. In most cases, a good number of people prefer starting their blogs on WordPress. You can then choose your own host. The fact that it is cheap to start a blog is actually one of the many reasons why many people are nowadays turning to blogging.
9. Blogging will allow you to develop new and valuable skills
You will undoubtedly start learning new skills when you venture into blogging. For instance, you will start learning about social media, servers, community building, content development to name but a few. However, these are some of the skills what many people don’t really consider valuable until they start blogging. Many companies out there are nowadays looking for people with such skills to run their social media as well as online platforms and, as such, these skills will come as a big plus should you think of applying for such a position. Companies have discovered that seasoned bloggers can really come in handy in developing and enhancing their online presence.
10. Blogging can help get more traffic to your traditional website
Having a good blog with many readers can help in attracting more traffic to your traditional static website. That is for the reason that, contrary to a static website with the usually pages on it such as the about us, contact, services and products etc, each blog post is indexed by Google separately and, therefore, higher chances are that you will attract new visitors. Actually, it has been proven that a very small number of people access a website through its homepage compared to the number that get access to a website via blog posts. The more blog posts you write, the more traffic you stand to get.
Blogging should not be a means to get rich soon neither do you need to have any impact on the net or other people. The impact that it will have on your life is reason enough to start one. Once you start feeling the change inside you, the same will trickle to your readers and the world at large.
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