Many people think about the idea of starting a blog, but they never actually do it. They tell themselves that they will one day, but then life happens. Other things take priority and starting a blog gets placed lower and lower on the to-do list. Well, I am here to tell you that there is no better time to start a blog than the present. These are the 6 reasons why you must start a blog today.
6 Reasons Why You Must Start a Blog Today
- Learn how to express yourself
- Cultivate the habit of writing everyday
- Make valuable connections in the #writingcommunity
- Start a blog that is easy and free
- Create your own place in the digital world
- Be a voice for the voiceless
Learn how to express yourself
Starting a blog is an excellent way to express yourself. By creating a blog on any platform, you have the opportunity to express your opinion about any topic that matters to you. You can write articles about beauty tips, write about your day in your part of the world, write some funny anecdotes, or write poetry or stories. What you write is completely up to you. Just go out there and be creative. After all, that is what 2020 (and this entire decade) is all about.
Cultivate the habit of writing everyday
One of the best things that you can do as a writer is to write everyday. If you don’t write everyday, then how can you get better? By writing everyday, you are exercising your creativity and experimenting with different styles of writing. Even if your writing sounds awkward and stilted, just keep writing. Don’t stop because you will find that your writing will get better and better. Besides haven’t you heard of the saying, practice makes perfect? Well, the same applies to writing. You can’t get better until you try again and again and again.
Make valuable connections in the #writingcommunity
Likeminded people support likeminded people. The same applies to blogging. By starting a blog today, you will find a plethora of bloggers and writers who are willing to support your work. You will find that some of your best supporters are bloggers and writers. It isn’t the people who may stumble upon your site by happenstance through Google or Bing, but the people who actively follow and engages with your content. Your best supporters are people who do what you do for a living or as a hobby.
You can find this community of writers and bloggers on just about any social media platform. They exist on WordPress.com through your WordPress reader, where you can discover other bloggers and form valuable connections with. They also exist on Twitter through the hashtag #writingcommunity. I’ve found this group to be invaluable as they are always ready to lift each other up through valuable engagement, mutual content promotions, and awesome advice and support.
Start a blog that is easy and free
In today’s digital world, starting a basic blog is easy and free. All you need is a computer and Internet. All you have to do is select a blogging platform such as WordPress.com, Blogger, or Wix.com. Once you select the blogging platform your blog will reside on, all you have to do is to create a title, a tagline, and then your first post. Most platforms will walk you through the steps of creating a blog. Of course, this is just for a basic blog.
If you want a custom domain or want to add a little bit of flair and personal touch to it, then you can always upgrade to get some of these things. Of course, it does give you more credibility to have these things, but it’s not necessary, particularly for a hobby blogger. If you aim to blog professionally or to generate income from blogging one day, then I recommend that you do purchase a custom domain and upgrade to make your blog look as professional as possible. Remember that your blog will be competing with millions — trillions — of blogs in the cyberspace so you want it to look as fantastic as possible.
Create your own place in the digital world
I don’t know about you, but one of the things on my bucket list since childhood was to have my own website. I wanted a website in which I could write articles and eventually promote my own books. Having a blog (whether you have your own hosting or custom domain) is like having your own house. It is such a great feeling to have this place in the digital world that you can call your own. The digital world can be pretty chaotic with so much information that it is nice to own a small piece of that world.
Be a voice for the voiceless
Being a blogger means that you get to be a voice for the voiceless. You get to express yourself and talk about things that matter. You can use your platform to raise awareness of issues, such as poverty in America and beyond, being multiracial and a minority, and environmental causes. You can start a blog on any one of these issues and create relevant content with the intention of letting other people know not just about these issues but how to fix them.
This means that we have a responsibility to be honest and forthright about issues that we are passionate about. We can’t change things if we don’t speak up. You never know who will read your blog posts. You never know who it will touch. So, write with abandon and be a voice for people and all living things. You don’t know how much power a single blog post can have.
So, if you are still reading this, then I hope I’ve convinced you to start a blog today. You are so worthy and have so many things to share with the world. The world needs to hear your story.