5 Reasons to start a Blog

There are so many reasons I love blogging and I recommend starting a blog to everyone I know! There are many more than five reasons to start a blog of course.

You might like to start either a personal or a business-related blog. Or it could be a combination of both.

Some blogs are ran by just one person and others are a collection of many content contributors.

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Here are 5 reasons to start a blog today:

1.  As as online journal

I’m a big fan of planning on paper but, these days, a lot of journaling is done online.

If you don’t like to carry around a diary in your bag, or keeping it under lock and key at home, blogs provide your own online record of whatever it is you want to say.

You might choose to keep your blog under wraps or share it with the world. That’s your choice as you decide your own blogs privacy settings.

You can blog on-the-go, anywhere too – from your desktop to your tablet to your smartphone. On the train, the beach or from your own bed! Here is where I blog from.

2.  Because writing is therapeutic

Just as talking through your problems with your best friend can clear your mind of clutter or negative thoughts, so blogging can too.

Sometimes simply writing down what’s bothering you, or exciting you, can clear your mind and be enough. Having the option to share those thoughts with the world and start an online conversation might be one step even better.

For me, I chose to share my recent breast cancer diagnosis on my blog. It gave me the opportunity to tell my story and connect with other young mums undergoing a similar journey.

3.  …you can track a Journey

Are you on a mission to get fit? Or lose weight? Are you pregnant?

Blogging is a great way of keeping an online record of a journey – something you can keep forever and reflect back on to see how far you’ve come.

One of the reasons I started blogging was to record my second pregnancy. It became a lovely online diary of my experience and I love reading those posts back now.

4.  You make Friends

The older we get, sometimes the harder it is to meet and make good friends. Blogging is a great way to start an online conversation with like-minded people.

Find and converse with other bloggers within your niche, be it Fitness, Fashion, Parenting or more. Support other bloggers, read their posts, interact with them on social media and build up a network of blogging buddies.

5.  To promote your business

Perhaps you’re a small business owner or even work for a large organisation. A commercial blog is a great place to communicate your messages to your customers or prospective customers.

You can showcase a product range or discuss your service and promote it to a wide online audience with ease.

A blog is a constantly evolving online medium, if you want it to be. I love my blog and wish I’d started blogging years earlier.

I’ve finally found a hobby I LOVE that has turned into my full-time job!

I hope you’ve found my reasons to start a blog helpful.

Do you have a blog? Why did you start it?

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8 Comments

  1. 10th January 2017 / 9:35 am

    I love blogging, so very glad I started.

    • 10th January 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Ah me too! x

  2. 9th January 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I started a blog for completely different reasons than the ones I have for writing one now. I had no idea of the friendships, engagement, and sheer pleasure involved with blogging and I just wish I’d started a lot sooner!

    • 10th January 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Oh me too – isn’t the blogging community amazing! x

  3. Nicole @ Barefoot & Boss
    9th January 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I started my blog for all of these reasons! I felt drawn to it during my third pregnancy to document our journey as a family of 5, to use as a creative outlet, to build a community and, hopefully, one day it will grow into a profitable business. Thanks for the reminder to get back into it (the mini-man is two weeks old now, time for a birth story blog post I think ????)

    • 10th January 2017 / 12:45 pm

      Oh hurray congrats to you lovely – I hope you’re both doing well! x

  4. 9th January 2017 / 12:32 am

    I think everyone should start a blog – there are so many reasons people start and so many reasons they carry on writing. Great post lovely – so glad I started my blog too! x

    • 9th January 2017 / 5:04 am

      Thanks lovely! Me too – I wish I’d started even earlier :) x

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