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5 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog

November 9, 2018

The internet is filled with blogs, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to benefit from starting your own.

Blogging can sometimes get a bad wrap. The term blogging is often lumped in to a general term of people on the internet who complain or tout their opinion as the truth. But there’s no reason to let a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch. Blogging is also a great way for people to discuss things that matter to them and share their passions with others. But it’s true that there are countless of blogs on the internet, in fact millions are written each day. So why should you bother adding your own to the pile?

Improve your writing skills.

The ability to write well is an often overlooked or underrated skill no matter your profession. Blog writing gives you an excuses to hone those skills. You won’t be a pro right off the bat, of course. Part of the fun of getting started is the process of finding your voice and improving how you deliver your message. Dedicate some time to it and you could become a genuinely talented writer.

A fantastic job search tool.

While a personal blog mean you can put ‘writer’ down on your resume, it is an opportunity to bring something else into the job application process. Sharing your interests, letting your talents shine outside the workplace and developing your own work could be attractive to employers. Employers love to see a job candidate who demonstrates passion and it’s an excellent way for them to get to know you a little more.

It connects you.

While the audience might be small at first – maybe friends and family – with time, your blog could develop a real audience. People with similar interests and curious passers-by could turn into loyal readers. In the age of social media, blogs offer a way of connecting while sharing something important about yourself.

You can explore a passion.

We all have those things we love unconditionally. Those passions that, if we didn’t have to worry about money we’d dedicate our time to exploring further. Blogging allows you to explore the things you truly care about in as much detail and in whatever way you please. Give yourself the opportunity to embrace your passions through your writing and let that passion grow.

It’s uniquely ‘YOU’.

Even with social media, it’s not easy to give yourself a voice. Being able to express yourself is not only freeing but it’s healthy as well. If nothing else, being able to get your thoughts down and speak your mind. It’s also a rare thing to have an outlet that allows you to be yourself in such an open way.

With these points in mind, try setting up your own blog. There are a number of tutorials online to help you create a blog free and easily. No matter what subject you pick make sure it’s something you feel strongly about and want to share with others. Good luck and happy writing!


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