On this day six years ago, I started my blogging journey. Honestly, I don’t know where the time goes! Back then, I was studying for my bachelor’s degree in English with Creative Writing and thought blogging would be a good outlet for me to express myself and write about my favourite things. And I’m so glad I did — it’s become a real passion of mine!
Blogging has allowed me to have a space to be creative and embrace my love of writing, connect with fellow bloggers who share my interests and work with some great brands. Six years is a long time and as I’ve changed within that period, naturally my blog has taken a few different directions. There have been times when I’ve blogged constantly but also times when I’ve blogged very little. Writing is my happy place, so I’m glad that no matter what, my little corner of the internet will always be there for me to share my thoughts, tips and ideas. Thanks so much to everyone who reads or comments on my blog posts. It is very much appreciated!
As I believe there are so many benefits to blogging, I thought it would be fun to share 6 reasons why you should start a blog today. Read on to find out! ~
1. Blogging Is An Amazing Creative Outlet
By planning out content, writing posts about your passions and interests, and taking photos for your blog, blogging allows you to have a space to express yourself. For me, as I find joy in writing, blogging is a great way for me to have an outlet for my passion to write.
2. You’ll Gain Loads Of New Skills
Personally, I’ve developed and gained countless skills by running this blog. As a Blogger, you’re a Writer, Editor, Social Media Manager, Photographer, Website Designer and Social Media Manager to name a few! You’ll learn new skills in a variety of areas.
3. You’ll Be Part Of A Community
Blogging can connect you with like-minded individuals who have similar interests to you, so it can bring a sense of community. I have found that the blogging community is really supportive of one another and ready to help out fellow bloggers with any questions they may have.
4. You Can Help And Inspire Others
Many blog posts are created to give advice and help others with their everyday lives, whether it’s a life advice post or a healthy dinner recipe. It always feels good to know that you’ve helped or inspired someone else, even if it’s just in a small way.
5. It Can Boost Your Confidence
The skills that it takes to build and run your own blog can give you a huge boost of confidence. As you grow as a blogger and reach different milestones, whether it’s gaining 1000 blog followers or writing your first sponsored post, your confidence will continue to grow.
6. You Can Make Money Blogging
Although it doesn’t happen overnight, it’s possible to make money blogging. There are lots of bloggers doing it — some are making a good side income and others have managed to make it their full-time job. So, blogging is perfect for those who wish to work from home.
If you’re ready to start your own blogging journey, check out my post “How to Start a Lifestyle Blog” which shows you how to start a blog in just five easy steps.
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a great week 🙂
P.S. Stay tuned for a giveaway coming very soon!