Let me guess, you’ve always thought about starting a blog, but your too concerned about what other people think or you don’t even know what to blog about. Everyone that has a blog started off thinking the same things (me especially). I actually started my blog a few years ago but I didn’t tell ANYONE about it. I would write a post and would get 0 views because I was so scared about what others may think. Like many others, I follow a lot of full-time professional bloggers on Instagram & Twitter. I couldn’t have admired what they done more and I was desperate to be like them. And one day, I thought, why not?
There is a million reasons why you SHOULD start a blog, but I don’t really have time for that so here is my top 5:
- It’s so easy my dog could do it.
I always thought it was super hard to have a blog. I thought you had to be a wiz-kid at creating websites and use computing codes. But, I couldn’t be more wrong. If you use a platform like WordPress or Blogger, it literally does it all for you. The thing I love about blogging is there are no rules. You can blog about ANYTHING you want, it really doesn’t matter. That is why it is so easy.
- It’s a creative outlet.
Being a blogger means you are also a content creator. When you come up with something to post about, you think about many different attributes; How will I word it? What kind of pictures do I need? How should I lay it out? How can I use my social media to promote it?. All these things get your creative juices flowing. Don’t get me wrong, you will struggle sometimes (bloggers-block? like, writers block?), but once its finished it’s extremely satisfying to know you created it.
- You can make MONEY.
Ok, so you might never make £10,000 a month blogging, but why not try. There are people out there making a full-time living wage from writing posts and taking pictures everyday. You could have the chance to work with companies you love or never even heard of to help promote their products. As long as you know your blog, and you know what you are about, YOU CAN DO IT.
- You don’t need to be rich.
Most people think of bloggers having loads of money and expensive cameras. And, they are right, most do (after years of working hard and building a large following). But, people like realism. Having mega money and travelling the world is so mainstream for bloggers now. You will get more genuine followers from genuine posts about everyday life that majority of people can relate to.
- You can help others.
Your experiences can help people all over the world. Something that you go through, for example illness, loss, job troubles or just genuine life experiences, can truly help others. It’s always a great feeling to know someone else is going through what you are. You could even help others by just reviewing products or places and providing readers with valuable information. Genuine, non-biased information.
I hope these reasons are enough for you to give it a try, even if you keep it private for the first 6 months. If you want to be a blogger, be one. And if you end up making £10,000 a month remember little old me who told you to do it, kidding (not really I want a %).
Until next time,