I enjoy blogging so much, I have been blogging since 2017 and I love it even more today! There have been statements made about how blogging is no longer popular or a profitable business, but that is not true. Blogging is a powerful form of marketing and is only getting more popular. There is space for everyone to share their voice. Apart from the financial and business aspect of blogging, there are so many other reasons that you will fall in love with running a blog.
Here are 7 reasons why you will love blogging:
1. You Learn And Develop Your Skills
There are some many skills gained by blogging. As a blogger, you will work on various types of platforms and have to wear several hats. You will be writing and creating content, marketing you blog and posts, growing your social media platforms, creating graphics and much more.
When you develop your blog, you learn more about the business aspect of running a blog and the marketing of your brand. This is something to be proud of because you have developed this all by yourself.
All of these skills that you develop are marketable and you can put them on your CV to gain an advantage on the job market. You may feel that you are not very good with multi-tasking; however, when running a blog, you are continuously multi-tasking and being productive with your time, learning skills such as: copywriting, SEO, marketing, photography and editing to name but a few.
2. It Gives You A Creative Outlet
Being creative is a powerful form of self-care to improve your mental health. Studies show that crafting and creative activities can be just as relaxing as meditation.
Blogging gives you a creative outlet with writing content, graphic designs, taking photographs for your social media platforms and creating your branding. Your blob gives you the opportunity to express yourself and show your identity like a painter or a musician. You come up with different blog post ideas and find a way to write a useful post, which is both interesting and enjoyable to read. There are not any restrictions on how much content you can create and share which is perfect when you get a rush of creativity!
I have been looking back over my older posts and social media graphics; it is amazing to see my progress on taking photographs, editing them and writing my content.
3. Meet New People
The blogging community is a huge one which is very supportive. When you set up a blog, you will make lots of new friends as well as learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge. Blogging is a great venture to help you meet like-minded people. This is really great if you struggle to find people who are interested in the same things as you.
Not only can you make friends, it is also a great way to network with business contacts to then develop your own business. I have made so many lovely friends through setting up my blog, who are s supportive and will promote my content to others. Likewise, I have met some great business owners who I have been very fortunate to work with too.
4. Helping Others
When you put yourself out online and share your experience and advice, it is likely that you will be helping someone else. When people go to search online or click on a blog post, they are usually trying to find some information or something has made them click. So, when you have written a blog post and someone has shared that it has helped the, or they can relate to your post, it is both comforting and rewarding.
5. Blogging Gives You A Purpose
Blogging can be a powerful form of self-expression and can give you a sense of purpose especially if you are helping others. This can be really beneficial for your mental health. Since I have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, I lost my way as it completely turned my life upside down. Having my blog has given me more of a purpose especially when my readers are sharing how much it has helped them.
6. You Can Make Money
Blogging has become a very popular way to make money either as a successful side hustle or develop an influential online business. There are so many opportunities that blogging can give you to make money. Here are just a few of the ways that you can make money:
- Monthly advertising packages
- Affiliate sales
- Sponsored posts
- Link inserts
Blogging gives you the opportunity to connect with brand and PR contacts, where you can work n exciting campaigns and grow your business, which means more changes to make more money. If you are struggling to find work due to COVID for example, creating a blog and developing an online presence might be an option for you.
7. Builds Confidence And Self-Esteem
Do you know how much confidence blogging takes? You are outing yourself on the Internet every day and sharing your content. This takes bravery and will build your confidence. You are not only developing your writing skill, you are learning new ones. When you receive positive feedback from your audience, or a satisfied brand that you have collaborated with, makes you feel confident in your abilities to deliver good content. It will also improve your self-esteem because of that confidence, which motivates you to do more.
I was put off setting up my blog because I lacked confidence. I thought that no one was going to want to read my blog and I definitely didn’t think brands would want to collaborate with me. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
So, if you are thinking about starting a blog, just go for it! You will love running a blog and learn about yourself in the process as well as learn a whole lot of new skills.
Aww I loved this. You are awesome x
Thank you for the inspiration x
Obinna Anyaibe says
The reasons I love blogging are the same with yours! I love blogging because it gives me the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life and different parts of the world.
I also like it because it has made me an avid reader, like you, and it has made me loooove writing so much.
Awesome reasons why you love blogging! Thank you for sharing your loves!
I agree with all of this! My favourite things about blogging are the great people I’ve met and the amazing opportunities I wouldn’t have otherwise had 🙂
That’s awesome, thank you for sharing your loves about blogging x
Love this! The blogging community is one of my favorite things…it’s been nothing short of amazing since day one!
Yeah so supportive. Thank you for sharing your loves for blogging
I really love this post Lauren! It’s amazing how many good things come with blogging when we think about it 🙂 Connecting with like-minded people has been a huge positive for me, I am forever grateful that I discovered your blog and we became friends, it’s awesome to find someone who loves stationery as much as I do! I also love reading blogs when I have a spare five minutes, I have found with blogging that I am never bored, there is always something to do, ha ha. Thank you for sharing lovely, this is such an uplifting post and a great reminder of how fantastic blogging is. PS. Love your photo, so much pretty stationery!! <3 xxxx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
I am so grateful to have met and become friends with you also. Stationery friends, are always great friends! 😊. Yes, I find that too, always something to do indeed. Thank you for reading and commenting! Aww thank you lovely ❤️💕xxxx
All these bloggers love stationery! I’ll have to get some, but I agre blogging is pretty awesome 🙂
You don’t need it for blogging, but I incorporate into my blogging journey
Deb's Decorative Life says
I love blogging and love meeting new bloggers too. I love reading all the great posts. It inspires me to be more creative in my life.
Thank you for reading and sharing your loves of blogging.
I love blogging because I can practice my skills – I think I learnt a lot about social media, graphic design, marketing and writing all from blogging!
Thank you for reading and commenting your loves for blogging
Thank you for reading and commenting!
Sunshine with Savannah says
This is great! There is so much to love about blogging, from expressing yourself to having more creativity in everyday life. I love feeling inspired on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Thank you for reading and commenting some of your loves for blogging
Can you send me the link to your blog as the other one won’t work
tara xox says
Great Post 👌. I agree about reading other blogger’s posts. I love reading other blogs and the support on twitter is amazing X
Thank you for reading and commenting what you love about blogging x
I love that with blogging I can be super creative and write about the things I love and communicate with other people too! I really enjoyed this post, thank you for sharing x
My recent post: https://lifeofellabella.blogspot.com/2019/01/how-to-keep-fit-and-motivated.html
Thank you for reading and commenting your loves for blogging x
🎀 AlishaValerie. (@AlishaValerie) says
Great blog post lovely! I also adore all of these things about blogging! 💜
With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com
Thank you for reading and commenting x
Hey lovely how did I get into blogging I’ve always wanted to do it just didn’t know where to start x
I have a post coming out in the next couple of days about tips for new bloggers, so I hope it will be helpful
Andrew Comte says
I probably like being creative the most. It’s nice to have a blog as an outlet for your creative energy.
Thank you for reading and sharing what you love about blogging
Thank you for reading and commenting x
Thank you for reading and sharing what you love about blogging
I love reading posts about why others love blogging! I read Jay’s the other day and, between the two of you, you’ve managed to highlight several reasons why I love blogging and the community in general, too. The creative outlet one is one that I especially agree with, and why I decided to blog in the first place. I love meeting new people, too; I’ve met more people through blogging than I ever had in real life! It’s crazy the amount of people you can connect through just by blogging.
Thank you for reading and commenting what you love about blogging. It is crazy how many people you connect with, making friends becomes so easy when you are blogging
Yeah, it really is! Everyone in blogging is so nice so it’s super easy to make friends, which is nice.
Couldn’t agree more with your list! I definitely didn’t need an excuse to buy more stationery, but I’ll use blogging as one anyway. I think that, and the creative side, are my top two, but the other things are wonderful as well.
Thank you for reading and sharing what you love about blogging. Stationery nerds 😊
Lisa's Notebook says
Yes, yes, yes, I agree with all of these! When I started blogging, I had no idea what a lovely supportive community I was joining, nor what a fascinating range of blogs I’d end up reading. Blogging is so creative and some of the opportunities I’ve had since I started have just been amazing. Admittedly, sometimes I struggle to fit everything in but it’s been such a release and joy that I can’t imagine my life without blogging now. Lovely post, Lauren, thank you for sharing! xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
You have worked with some amazing brands, you are doing so well! You are so inspiring and motivating to me! Yeah I cannot imagine not blogging either. Thank you for reading and sharing what you love about blogging xxx
Thank you so much for reading and sharing what you love about blogging!
Yes, I love meeting new people, reading more and getting recommendations for books I hadn’t come across. And hi! It’s always nice to meet someone else with a passion for stationery.
Yes, I love stationery!
I agree with this! Great post ☺️
Thank you for commenting!
Yes, I didn’t realise the huge community that there is!! It definitely isn’t just writing, there are so many different aspects. Thank you for reading and commenting what you love about blogging
Britt | Alternatively Speaking says
This is a great post! I really love the opportunity to meet so many great, interesting people around the globe that I may not have otherwise connected with. I’ve made some incredible, lasting friendships through the blogging community and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Me too! It’s so crazy how many friends you make in the blogging world, so many supportive people x
I love posts like this. The community is amazing, I can’t think of any other way you can find so many people with completely different lives and interests and still connect over something. I love the variety of content it’s opened my eyes to as well x
Yeah it’s great isn’t, there are so many talented people out there. C
Big fan of stationery here! So glad I’m not the only person obsessed with notebooks haha.
It’s really great to see what people love about blogging because it’s so different for everyone! Thank you for sharing. 😊
Stay awesome and I hope 2019 is another fab year of blogging for you.
Thank you! I am definitely a stationery nerd 😂. Thank you! I hope the same for you too x
Jenny in Neverland says
Great post! I also love all these things about blogging 🙂 It really has brought me so much, I’m very grateful for this industry!
Thank you for reading and sharing what you love about blogging. It’s definitely a lovely community to be proud of 😊
The In Between Traveller says
Lovely post and so many true words in it. I only started blogging recently, but you are so right in what you say. Especially the community and that you read more. Thanks for sharing
The community is so welcoming! Welcome to the community! X
K.M. Saint James says
The expanded community and the brilliance of those I encounter.
I am always learning something new.
Thank you for sharing and commenting what you love! The community is lovely x
Yeah definitely!! I have met some lovely friends! Thank you for sharing what you love xxx
They are so supportive and kind! X
These are the same reasons I love blogging. 🙂 Eapecially reading others blog posts.
Thank you for reading and commenting!