Blogging is not just for the blog savvy, it’s for everyone, even you. Everyone should be able to express themselves and find self-satisfaction through blogging.
Over the weekend I spent time with six of my friends who I have known for many years. They were keen to find out about my new ‘hobby’ (blogging) and as we talked it occurred to me how each of them has a unique voice and experience. Each of them has something to blog about.
Although I am a relatively new blogger I am already reaping the benefits and I don’t want to keep that a secret.
I am not talking money although I understand that like anything else if you work hard and smart enough it’s possible to make a living out of it.
For now I will stick with other more important benefits – yes that’s right there are more important things in life than money.
A few years ago I dipped my toes into the blogging world but didn’t venture far enough because I quickly developed cold feet.
I felt like there was too much noise and I could hardly hear myself. What I didn’t know then was that I could switch down the noise and find a trusted guide. I could stop watching the stats and just enjoy creating my thing.
So why start a blog?
Starting a blog is like starting to build your own house. You own it from the beginning. It’s your special creation. You can decide on the design, colours, material and even its content. There is nothing more satisfying than owning your own build and seeing your fingerprints all over the house. Bloggers like me who start off as a hobby or as a way of sharing their interest don’t have too much pressure on themselves. However if you want to grow and expand you can easily learn from other fellow bloggers. I have found the blogging community quite friendly and supportive.
A blog gives you a place to use your skills and share that special gift that you have kept under wraps. There has never been a better time for creative people. Blogs can be used as a platform for showcasing your creations and at the same time interacting with your fans. Your fans can easily find you and get to feel that special connection with you and your work.
I used to think that you should create your thing in private and then share with the world when it was fully polished. But I was wrong.
There is nothing more exhilarating and at the same time satisfying as creating in front of your audience. It gives it authenticity and the immediate feedback allows you to find out if something isn’t working so you don’t waste time on it. It also helps you to learn and grow especially if you take time to interact with other bloggers who have similar interests.
Blogging is one way we can become useful to our society or the world. My initial worry was that I would not have anything useful to share. This worry was quickly put to rest when I started getting feedback from people about how much my blog meant to them.
Blogging is one of the ways we give back, you never know who you will help along the way so don’t hold back.
Finally, why shouldn’t you do something that gives your life meaning? I think we all like to know that we matter. That our being here on earth is purposeful and that the world had a chance to know and benefit from us.
So do something that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Leave a foot print that says I was here, I created I showcased, I shared and I helped someone.
If you are a new or seasoned bloggers is this your experience?
Is there anything you’d like to add or disagree with?
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