Blogging 101: Why you should start a blog

Blogging 101 Blogtober JustEmmi.com

Welcome to my mini Blogtober series. Instead of giving you a month worth of random posts I’ve decided to give you 5 days to help you kick your blog into gear.

I’ve designed this mini series to be that motivation you need to start a blog, revamp your blog and just get your blog back to where it needs to be. By the end of the week you should be all set to get blogging and join our lovely community.

The first post of this mini series is all about why you should start a blog if you haven’t already got one. So let’s get started.

Blogging never used to be this well-known or saturated. In fact back in 2012 when I started my first blog it was seen as a very weird thing to do. But now having a blog could benefit you massively in life.

GET YOUR VOICE HEARD

Most of us start a blog to share our thoughts on certain things. Whether it be beauty and fashion or parenting. There’s a mass of blogging communities out there for every topic you can imagine.

If you have an opinion on something and want to get it down on paper, then why not get it down on a blog post. Share your views, review a product or open up about a topic that is near to your heart. You’ll be surprised how many people agree/disagree with you, but are open to hearing your thoughts.

MEET NEW PEOPLE

Though sharing your thoughts and opinions on things, and writing blog posts you can actually end up meeting some new people. The blogging community whether it be parent bloggers or food bloggers, are on of the nicest online communities going. They will give you some honest feedback, but they will also prise you and celebrate with you when you reach a milestone.

Many bloggers hold meet ups, and those online friendships can become some of the best friendships you will ever have.

BECOME ESTABLISHED

Ok so let me just clarify something. You can’t start a blog wanting to become famous. It doesn’t work like that, and you won’t become established over night. But after a lot of work, many blog posts and social media promotions later your blog will start to gain a following.

At first this may only be small but it will continue to grow if you put the effort in. Once you do get a little bit of a following you can actually put your blog on your CV, LinkedIn and university application. You might not think it’s that big of a deal but it shows employers and universities that you do something in your spare time, and actually put a lot of work into it. It was because of my blog back in the day that I got my place at university.

TURN IT INTO A CAREER

Again this isn’t something that is guaranteed, but if you’re lucky your blog will eventually take off and you might be able to earn a bit of money from it. This can come either n the form of advertising, sponsored posts of affiliate links.

There are many bloggers out there who never thought 5 years ago they’d be able to turn their little space on the internet into a paying job, but it’s now their full time role. It might also land you a career. There are so many social media related jobs out there now and recruiters might even scout you via your blog!

So now you know the benefits of starting a blog what are you waiting for? Set one up or if you’ve already got a blog share why you started it in the first place in the comments.

You can read my other Blogtober posts from this week here.

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ยฉ Emmi Bowles

 

 

 

 

 

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