It's a brand new year, and the perfect time to start a project like blogging. But why start a blog in 2015, when there is little hope of it becoming the next big thing in an oversaturated medium? Well my friends, I can tell you from considerable experience (like over 7 years of experience) that your blog doesn't need to be wildly popular to be a worthwhile venture. Here's exactly why I think if you've been considering it, this is the year you should start your very own blog!
Blogging keeps you on track with your life goals
What's important to you in life? What gets you excited to wake up in the morning. What do you catch yourself daydreaming about during the daily grind, or looking forward to on weekends? Blogging shines the spotlight on those things and over time will help you focus on what lights you up. That's what you need more of, don't you think? Blogging about the good things will make you actively seek more of them, and keep you right on track with what makes life great!
Blogging is a motivator to learn new things, and to improve on existing skills
The second you choose to blog publicly, you'll immediately be thinking of ways to put your best foot forward. Don't stress! This is a great motivator to shake things up and teach yourself a new skill or two. Consider it a fun challenge to research what you're aiming to improve on and take your time experimenting with it. Learning how to improve your blog can be a fun hobby in itself.
Blogging is easy, takes up no space, and doesn't have to cost you a dime
Do you like the idea of scrapbooking, creating photo books or journaling? Those are fun hobbies, but let's face it, they take up space both to execute and display. They also cost money. You know what does neither of those things? Blogging! The investment you put into it is all up to you, and several blogging platforms are completely free to use. Another bonus is that you don't need to be at home or near supplies to create a post on the fly. You can easily blog from another location, even on your mobile device. Blogging interfaces are super user friendly and come with great support. They're made for ANYONE to use, and that means you too! It's never been easier to update and maintain a fantastic blog than it is in 2015.
Blogging opens up the door to unexpected opportunities and adventures
Don't think about how your blog can make you money. Think about how it can open the door to opportunities which improve your quality of life. Whether that be through new friendships, great connections, travel opportunities, teaching engagements, or ways to give back to something that matters to you. Keep your mind open to the possibilities, and consider each one that comes your way. It's bound to be a learning experience, and might end up being life changing!
So, what are you waiting for?
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