This article is mainly for those who often wonder why do people blog?
But wait, it’s not just for them, this article will help also people who are already into blogging to reiterate the benefits of blogging.
Sometimes even those who are blogging fail to understand the benefits of blogging, so I hope this article will serve as a refresher to all.
Why People Blog?
It’s a very common question that conquers the minds of people who hear about the term blogging. There are so many options available out there in the world, but still people prefer blogging, why? Because, it’s damn easy to create a blog, but not easy enough to keep it running forever.
But wait is that the only reason why people do this? No, there are other hidden benefits behind blogging. I have tried to sum up some of the benefits that one could gain both in personal and professional front if they are into blogging.
1) Continuous Learning
Brain Tracy, a motivational speaker once said,
“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field”
Let’s say you are into the field of computers then it is vital that you keep yourself up to date on the latest technological advancements. If you are a blogger who writes about technical stuff then you will definitely try to learn and keep yourself updated which is the foremost and major benefit that one could gain out of blogging.
What if you lag to learn to new things? You will run out of content to share, see I told you before – it’s quite easy to start a blog but difficult to maintain in the long run.
2) Help Others
When you learn something new and share it with others, knowledge quadruples. Knowledge is of no use if it doesn’t help someone.
Not everybody gets the opportunity to help people and that’s why blogging is so special. It is a medium that could help countless people with whatever information that you have.
There are blogs that are more focused on self-improvement, fitness, yoga etc. that helps tons of people every day which wouldn’t have been possible if blogs weren’t there. Even Google wouldn’t have existed if lots of people haven’t come forward to share their knowledge. Sounds a little over exaggerated?
3) Connect with People
Have you ever had a conversation with a person outside your family, friends and co-workers? Trust me, blogging will help you to connect with lot of people which will not only help you to meet new people but could help you to broaden your thoughts.
4) Write Better
Practice is the only thing that could make you perfect. Heard Bruce Lee’s famous quote,
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Without practice there is no perfection.
Let’s say you begin blogging from today. After few months if you revisit the older articles and compare it with your current articles you will definitely see a difference. Your writing skills will get honed day after day.
5) Builds Confidence
When you start writing about something and post it in your blog, diverse people are going to look into them. Each one of them may have a different opinion about the content that you have written. Some may find it useful and some may not.
The biggest advantage of blogging is that you don’t have to look at the audience face-to-face. Well that’s the biggest fear of all, stage fear. When it comes to blogging you are going to be sitting in some chair miles away where nobody knows your address 🙂
What you write is right 🙂
If not today you will gain that confidence over the period of time. But this thought shouldn’t get too high in your mind; you should constantly improve and evolve.
6) Makes you a perfectionist
When nobody is looking at you then you are free to do whatever you do and that’s what most of us do. But when people start noticing you then comes the responsibility part. Blogging will improve your writing skills and ensure that you present the facts right to your audience.
Yes just like an actor or a politician has their own responsibilities for their audience, a blogger too is responsible for his contents. Mistakes may be ignored but not for long.
A blogger gains credibility by the facts and information that is shared.
You can save a lot of money on Advertisements if your company has a blog. When you write something that’s very useful in your niche, it is shared by countless people on social networks which spread faster than an advertisement.
If you are running a business then it’s highly recommended that you blog vital information related to your business so that people know about you via search engines or social networks.
Who do you call an expert? It would be someone who always has an answer for your questions. If a person can focus on a specific field and can answer all your questions related to that field then he is considered to have authority over that field.
A blogger who focuses on a specific subject and shares all his knowledge on that to the rest of the world is considered an expert. The beauty of blogging is that, your blog can answer questions to millions of visitors even when you are sleeping 🙂
It’s good that you have listed out all the projects and accomplishments of your previous organization but it is also of extreme value if you could showcase something that you have contributed to the community. If your blog is more related your work skills then you have a very good chance of getting job prospects.
Your blog and articles are your legacy to the world of internet. After your period may be your successor can pick up from where you left and continue blogging for generations.
Well last but not least, every person should be rewarded for their hard work and blogging is no exception. Though making money is the motive behind blogging it shouldn’t be your primary goal when you start a blog.
All the people who say you can make money are not bluffing but you cannot simply start a blog and milk money from it tomorrow. It takes time both for you and your blog to get established and yes after that we can talk about making money.