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18 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

18 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog

There’s no denying that blogging has quickly become one of the fastest growing sectors in the online world and more and more people everyday want to create a blog and begin their blogging journey. As someone who has been blogging for almost a decade now, I know blogs are created for any number of reasons.

I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t love it. It’s a great way to meet people and learn new things. My knowledge of the internet has improved a lot too. Through research for my blog, I’ve found out a lot about online activity, Google, and how simple things like your WordPress theme can affect your SEO. I’m learning how Google ranks different factors. But it’s not just better knowledge you get from starting a blog, so here are 18 reasons why you should start a blog soon. You’ll see how blogging can benefit you and your business. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Here are 18 Reasons Why You Should Start A Blog Now.. #6 and #9 are my favorites! :)

1. Keeps You Connected – Too many times people begin a home based business and forget their need for socialization. We need others and starting a blog is a great way to connect with other real people while you are at home or traveling

2. Help Others – Blogs are not just made for the creator to help themselves. More often than not, the blogs are created to give advice to other people and therefore help them out in their daily lives and any struggles they may be facing.

3. Therapy – People will spend thousands to talk to a professional about what they are feeling. There is no shame in seeking help when it is needed, but before you shell out that amount of money, give blogging a try. It is a great way to get your thoughts and feelings out and relieve any anxieties.

4. Hone Your Ideas – You may have some awesome ideas, but any time you can collaborate with others, your ideas can grow exponentially because we all think differently.

5. Sense of Community – Finding your place within a traditional community can be quite difficult, yet your online community through your blog can bring you the sense of community you desire through networking with other likeminded individuals

6. Money – Although all blogs are not started to make money, there is much money to be had. Millions have been made from simple blog sites being started and yours could be the next big one.

7. Skill Development – New skills are learned every day through the use of blogs.

8. Make Friends – The world used to seem like a very large place, but with the invention of the internet, it all got a little smaller. These days’ blogs are one of the best places to make friends.

9. Gives You Freedom – There are people that are tied to one job for their entire life and that is find if you do not have the itch to travel, but blogging gives you the ability to sometimes make money from anywhere in the world without having to be tied to one singular location.

10. New Customers – Starting a blog can grow a business greatly. It gives people a sense of what the business is truly about and new customers are drawn to the ability to connect in that way.

11. Improve Social Skills – Our social skills can always use a little improvement and blogging gives you the ability to stay up to date on current events that can help your social skills greatly.

12. Stress Reliever – One of the best things that you can do for your stress level is talk to people and getting your ideas out there for others to see gives you the opportunity to essentially empty your mind relieving the stresses of the day.

13. Limitless Potential – There are some endeavors that we take on that have a ceiling to them. Blogging is something that is truly limitless. It can help you personally, socially, and financially better than most other things in life.

14. Brand Transformation – Blogging has been known to take a seemingly unknown brand name and launch it into astronomical success. It is important to remember that your blog will be seen by people all over the world from all walks of life. People have connections and can sometimes take your brand to new heights by merely mentioning it to a few of these connections.

15. Challenge Yourself – Challenges can be sometimes hard to find, but blogging allows to challenge yourself on a continual basis to come up with new topics and get people motivated.

16. Not Difficult – Some aspects of both business and personal things can be quite difficult to get going. Blogging however is one aspect of life that is easy to start and can improve your life throughout.

17. Google Search Help – If you have a business that is lower on the search engine that what you would like, blogging can help because Google picks up on blogs and loves to put them at the top because they are constantly refreshed with new content. Optimizing your site for search engines is one way to help your site get ahead of the competition.

18. Open Up New Opportunities – While you are blogging you are going to find that many of your followers will be people that can help you out. The more connections you can make with your followers the more opportunities you will have the potential to have.

The reasons to start a blog are truly endless and these are just a few examples of how starting a blog can improve your life. For something that is so easy to begin, there is no reason not to start blogging, so get your ideas out in the open and empty your mind onto your blog site.

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 02/09/2022 / 1:24 pm

    There are so many good reasons to blog! I love writing about our travel experiences to inspire and help others.

  2. Pam Wattenbarger
    10/28/2020 / 11:38 pm

    Those are all good reasons to start a blog. I know I’ve made a ton of friends through blogging.

  3. 02/13/2020 / 10:01 pm

    These are some brilliant reasons for starting a blog. I have definitely found an amazing community through blogging and have made some lifelong friends.

  4. 08/18/2017 / 2:11 pm

    People keep telling me that it’s all I ever go on about, but there are so many opportunities if people use the skills they have to blog. Such an easy barrier to entry and the rewards are crazy

  5. 01/08/2017 / 10:40 pm

    This is amazing- and so true! Motivated me to better my own blog! Great post!

  6. 01/08/2017 / 12:51 am

    I have a fashion-resale boutique and started writing to bring more traffic to my site! And you’re right! So many great reasons to start a blog!

  7. Elizabeth O
    01/06/2017 / 12:28 pm

    Yes, it does offer many opportunities for growth and it takes tremendous effort to do it well. I’ve been at for almost a decade and my advice is to set realistic goals when starting a blog, and go for it.

  8. 01/06/2017 / 12:21 pm

    A lot of these reasons are very true. I’ve made several good friends through blogging, and have made income of some sort through blogging since 2013 / 2014. My big goal now is to make more and get a press trip.

  9. 01/05/2017 / 3:54 pm

    I, too, started my blog years ago. But what a great list to keep me motivated! I love the Limitless Potential part 🙂

  10. 01/05/2017 / 12:45 pm

    This is a great list! I wish I had a list like this when I first started blogging. LOL

  11. 01/05/2017 / 4:49 am

    I love this! My number one reason for blogging is stress relief. Being able to write gives me an outlet I could not get anywhere else!

  12. 01/05/2017 / 3:50 am

    I started for myself & to share family stuff. Then it morphed into a business so I could work from home!

  13. 01/05/2017 / 12:05 am

    Great list, many are super true. I started blogging to get all my ideas down in one place, I had no idea I could start making money from it when I started so that was a nice surprise

  14. Neely Moldovan
    01/04/2017 / 10:12 pm

    I love this list. My reasoning started as one thing but has transformed over the years. Great!

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