Blog. Blogging. Blog post. It seems like every day more and more people are creating blogs. They are slowly taking over the internet and are the future of how we communicate. If you have yet to create your own blog or do not think you may need one, here is why you should think twice and start creating your blog today:
Get Your Voice Out There
The number of blogs out there may be forever increasing, so you’re thinking you don’t need to make one. You’re thinking that no one will read it or that it’s been done before. Well, there are over 7 billion people on this planet. Every single human being has a different perspective. What’s yours? What’s your passion? What’s your expertise? A blog is no longer a dull personal journey or pointless collection of your own daily stories. Nowadays, blogs are mini-articles with tons of useful information or words that carry an impact. Anyone can have the ability to express themselves and get their voice heard (…or read). Chances are that there is someone looking for exactly the information you want to write about or you may have to share with the world, which is why you need to do it. We are in the new age of knowledge. Not many people will flock to the bookstore or library to learn. We all pull out our phones or tablets at our convenience and search to get our questions answered or even read to pass the time. Everyone has something to say. So, are you just talking into the echo chamber or writing down your thoughts to really make an impact?
You’ll Inspire Others
You may not think you will get anyone reading your posts, but that is not true. Google will index your blog after each post, and from then on, it can show up for anyone searching about that topic. Once someone sees it and shares it, it can easily get spread across a network of people. Eventually, you can gain a following of regular readers. They might share it and talk about it with their friends or even write about it themselves. Blogs encourage people to speak out on important issues and have an impact on the internet, which eventually influences our culture. It’s not only writing down for your own sake, but it could help and motivate others. The potential is endless.
If blogs have the potential for action, then the potential to make money is definitely a reality. You can use your blogs to promote yourself or promote something for people to buy. You can pick a topic that would interest the audience of potential buyers, write about it, then plug your product or service somewhere in your blog post. You shouldn’t try too hard to sell, but if you make it not-so-obvious, people will keep reading. You can also get money from ads, network with other bloggers to write a guest post, write sponsored posts or even hold giveaways. There are tons of money-making or promotional opportunities for a blog.
Practice Your Writing Skills
Remember in kindergarten (or pre-k), when you first learned how to write? After you learned each letter, you would then write sentence after sentence, then story after story. You don’t stop writing until after you get out of school. If you were to look back at your first stories, you would see how far you’ve come. Well, that’s exactly what a blog can keep track of. The more you write posts, the better you will get at it. There are all types of spell checkers and grammar formatters to help you along the way. You can even ask a few friends to proofread your posts before you publish them. The more time you put into it, the better you will become, but you have to start, first.
It’s Easier Than Ever
It seems like everyone has a blog because they are so easy to start and maintain. There are tons of websites, from Tumblr to WordPress, that will help you post entries and get up and running. Some cost money and some are absolutely free. It is not that hard to get them to look professional, either. It’s about as easy to set up as any social media network is. Just pick a username, adjust some settings, then you are good to go! You can easily start filling a blog up with content by the end of the day. So, why not start today?
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