Many of us like to write, but don’t have the patience or time to sit and write a novel. Or, we have lots to say, but our words don’t fit into a traditional fiction or poetic format. So, what’s a great alternative to traditional published media? Blogging. Blogging allows us to share our thoughts and feelings in short increments, and potentially reach thousands of readers on a daily basis.
So, why blog? Here are some of the various benefits:
Blogging is easy. On your blog, you can write about whatever you want. Have feelings to share? Great, share them. Want to talk about your day? Go for it. Since a blog is personal, you can blog about whatever you want, whenever you want.
Blogging can be shared. If you want to maintain a blog, but don’t have time to keep up with it regularly, you can blog with a team of friends or family members. Join with your significant other to blog about your family. Team up with friends to discuss your favorite reality television shows. Share your blog with fellow fashion lovers to discuss today’s hottest fashion. The possibilities are endless.
Blogging is free. With websites like blogspot.com, you can write your blog without paying a cent. Blogspot provides premade layouts that you can customize, so you can design the perfect blog for no money at all.
Blogging can make you money. On your blog, you can participate in programs like Amazon Affiliates and Google Adsense. With these, you can make money when people purchase items that you suggest or click ads on your blog. You can make money just by having your blog exist on the web. This article details several ways to monetize your blog.
Blogging relieves stress. Like therapy, blogging allows you to share your feelings in a healthy way. Let the world know what you are thinking through the writing in your blog. The best part about blogging’s stress relieving qualities? You don’t have to work with a therapist’s schedule, and blogging doesn’t require a $25 co-pay.
Blogging is anonymous…if you want it to be. Blogging allows you to write using your true identity, or create an alternate identity for the internet. Don’t like your given name? No problem. Create one that you like for blogging. Whether you choose a real name, like Kaitlin, or a silly name, like Jessica Rabbit, your internet identity is all yours. You can be free to be yourself, without ever revealing your true identity.
Blogging is fun. Not only is blogging a hobby, but it allows you to use your mind in a constructive way. Do you like art? Create art and post pictures of it on your blog. How about reading? Write a review of books you love. Want to talk about last night’s television shows on your blog? Go for it. You can even justify watching silly television if you plan to write about it on your blog. It’s fun and allows you to tie in things you already love to do.
Blogging, overall, is a fun and healthy activity. You can write, share your feelings, and even make some cash. Having a blog is a great opportunity to learn, write and share your world with others.