Although blogging can easily look like a bunch of narcissistic girls preaching nonsense about their lives, I encourage you to look beneath the surface….
– and try your own hand at it. The benefits of blogging aren’t always straight forward and plain to see, but the many moving parts and skills involved in this seemingly silly craft will take your skill set to a whole different level. If you’re looking for a new hobby, ready to start a new venture, or just bored with your life, let me give you that extra push to start something new with today’s post.
Here are 5 great reasons to start a blog this year:
#1 Maximize hidden opportunities
The sky is the limit when it comes to blogging. It’s one of those things that is what you make it – and you never know what opportunities can arise from it unless you try it. I’m such a fan of blogging (and bloggers) because it’s proof that great things can come out of nothing. You don’t always need to wait for someone or something in order to make something amazing happen. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to share an unfiltered perspective on your life – to say the things that matter – and give back to a community who can benefit from your experiences. You never know who may come across your content and change your life forever. There are so many hidden opportunities you can take advantage of in blogging.
#2 Improve your writing skills
Writing is one of those skills I consider ESSENTIAL even if you’re not a journalist or an author. It’s a means of communicating – and writing skills become important when you’re connecting through email or social media. That’s basically our world today. I realize that not everyone is a great writer, but blogging can definitely help you get there. Like most things in life, practice makes perfect. The more you write, the better you’ll get. And with time, you’ll be able to develop a style that makes your writing you. Because of blogging, writing has become MY way of life – and I can’t express enough how it’s changed it for the better.
#3 Connect with the like-minded
Before blogging, I struggled to find other people I could relate to. There wasn’t anyone who was as obsessed with fashion in the way that I was… Anyone who took their personal development as serious as I did… Or anyone who valued creativity like me… Blogging has opened that door for me – to connect with those who are like me that I can’t find in my own neck of the woods. I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but you’re only as good as the people you spend time with. If you can’t find them in your community, you almost always will in the blogging community 🙂
#4 Learn a new skill
It’s hard to keep your mind fresh after school with nobody forcing you to learn or study anything more. However, when you’re blogging, you ALWAYS have to learn new skills. There are so many skills involved from photography to photo editing, coding, and graphic design. Not only that, but marketing strategy and social media. This is your chance to touch on all those things! I can’t think of a better all-encompassing way to learn new skills than starting a blog.
#5 Build confidence
In the beginning of blogging, everything will feel like a bubble of confusion. But as you navigate it, you’ll begin to develop a voice and a sense of style. You’ll be able to distinguish your likes and dislikes clearly. And with time, you’ll begin to feel more comfortable in your own skin. It makes you more self-aware and comfortable with who you are. I also feel like blogging is pure reinforcement of what you’re capable of – and what you didn’t know you are capable of. You’ll discover new talents and skills you didn’t know existed before. And most importantly, you’ll have a hard record of your personal growth. All these things will make you a more confident person!