A lot of people seem to think that a blog is only reserved for people who are into writing or are natural writers, but that is actually not the case. To tell you the truth, I was never a ‘real’ writer back then, but I do know how to express myself.
When I started my blog, it was mainly a means of putting my thoughts into writing. Sure, there are some people have read my blog, but I wanted more. Since then, I made it a point to make it a profit-making machine that allowed me to make money online.
You may have other reasons why you want to start a blog but for people are still do not have one, do read further to find out some simple reasons why you should have your own, even if you are not a writer.
It Can Teach You How to Reflect
Did you know that blogging is one of the most cathartic experiences that a person can go through? Blogging can help you realize who you are, focus on your thoughts, and put all of those thoughts into writing.
Now, you might think that it is just a glorified diary and when you think about it, it actually is. But, that doesn’t mean that it is a bad thing; if anything, it can help not only you but other people around you as well.
You see, there are two ways of learning: One where you actively seek the knowledge and one where life teaches you something. By talking about your life and experiences, your audience can pick apart the lessons that can be had from your blog posts.
But, before you can even write anything, blogging somehow encourages you to introspection or looking at yourself the way you want the world to see you.
It Can Teach You Discipline
When I first started my blog, I didn’t write on a consistent basis. I only wrote my blog posts whenever I feel that I want to write but I know that that will not give me any results, especially if you want to earn money online.
That being said, blogging can teach you discipline because you are somehow encouraged to write and write consistently. If you want to gain more audience to your blog, for example, writing fresh content on a regular basis is a must for SEO purposes and so that your blog can be seen on the first few pages of the SERPs.
My sister actually got into blogging not too long ago and when I asked her why she wrote a lot of stuff, she just says that blogging helped her naturally do that without ever thinking or forcing herself to write.
It Can Give You a Voice
Believe it or not, we all have something to say. And, blogging can be a means for you to speak out and have the entire world have the chance to know what you want to say.
Guys like Neil Patel and others have helped a lot of people because they genuinely are driven to help others and blogging was certainly their platform of choice in doing that.