So I thought that it would be very fitting for me to dedicate my first post to this particular topic. I mean, I bet you’re all wondering why I started this blog, right? Well I have always been told that I am so good with words, how great I am at storytelling and how I always know just the right thing to say in any situation; no matter how good or bad it is. I have written some hard hitting stuff in my time, let me tell you. From emotional Facebook posts that have brought people to tears to handwritten letters to a loved one (I’m a hopeless romantic, let me just get that in early on!). I have even composed a break-up speech for a few of my friends now, so I hope their boyfriends don’t know each other and compare notes!
But anyway, let’s get down to it. Here are five reasons why you should start blogging –
- It’s a form of diary.
Some say that writing in a diary is outdated, however I say that is completely untrue! I would absolutely love to write in a diary (I just can’t hack the arm aches, I’m so used to typing these days that sometimes I forget how to write!). But everything is all online and blogging gives you that creative outlet to share your thoughts and feelings; so why not share them with the world?
- To improve your writing ability.
I know I’m quite new to the blogging world, but I have already found it to be a great writing experience. Starting out might feel a bit awkward, but as you get into the swing of it, you’ll notice it getting much easier (I can confirm that whilst I’m writing this post!). The words will flow with greater efficiency and you’ll develop a style that’s yours and yours only. The more often you write, the more you will be able to get a better idea of what your audience responds to.
- Potential for self-growth.
Broadcasting yourself along with your thoughts online for the world to see, gives you that opportunity for reflection and perspective. You will be able to look back on your past posts and ideas and learn from them, promoting not only a form of diary entry, but also the idea of self growth. Looking back at your old work will encourage you to want to improve, it allows your creativity to grow as well as your confidence and ambitions.
- Potential financial gain.
With blogging becoming more and more popular, there is no doubt that it’s becoming a profession to be taken very seriously. Money can be made through blogging with hard-work, consistency and perseverance. Advertising on your blog can help you financially, as can accepting sponsors if you’re reviewing products. But ultimately your blog can lead you to a career in blogging, it could land you book deals and so many other great opportunities; which may seem far off for someone starting a blog, but it’s becoming far more common in this day and age.
- And finally, it creates opportunities.
Carrying on from my last point, blogging can lead you on to some really amazing opportunities. It can open a variety of doors for you; whether it be in the form of friendship, financial gain, self-growth or even your dream job. Blogging certainly puts your personality right out there for the world to see and gets you noticed in a very unique way!
So what are you waiting for? Go out there and create your own little bubble on the Internet – you won’t regret it. I certainly don’t! If I’m being perfectly honest, as the kids say these days, I’m just “shooting my shot” in the blogging world and really I am just hoping for the best. But I’ll be sure to carry on and let you know how I get on!
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