Blogging is an art to express yourself but the blogosphere is becoming more and more popular nowadays. Today, there are millions of blogs that has revolutionized the internet world. I’ve adopted number of hobbies-video games, tennis, dance, art but none of them gave me self-satisfaction as much as blogging. It has truly changed the way I think and live my life. Even though blogging has achieved huge stardom, most people are still puzzled with the idea of blogging. I often argue with my friends regarding the pros and cons of blogging and needless to say, the pros always win. So to put an end to the argument, I’ve gathered a list of top seven benefits of blogging and if you belong to the inexperienced group, get ready to be enlightened.
It’s your new portfolio: Let your work talk about you. There are thousands of bloggers who are making their living from blogging and big names like Seth Godin, Darren Rowse, or Brain Clark they all have understood the game of blogging. What’s the common link between all of them? They have used blog as their online portfolio, to show work, positive reviews and potential clients. We no longer live in the world of 1 page resumes. While it’s good to add personal attributes, but do not overdo it. Professionalism is the key. Do not ramble or clutter random events. Clients are looking for professionalism and substance. You become an authority on the subject. A better profile will land you dream job—just unleash your hidden passion.
Become a Writer: Writing is communication. It is about the discipline of writing regularly that will enhance your writing skills. Thinking or planning for certain things can’t do it…..but action does. And becoming better with words is important for rest of life whether you create a presentation, write a book, or resume. Writing improves with practice and nothing can beat blogging. The more you write, the more you improve–and better blogger and writer you become.
Build Network: As people start noticing you, your followers increase and you meet new people, make new friends. Blog gives you incredible opportunities to build network. Comments, feedback, social media pages help you connect to new acquaintances, potential clients or employers. Since I have joined blogosphere, I have plenty of new friends, influencers and people who love to connect to me. Each of them provides me feedback on my work, sharing my work and making me viral. Experiences and people teaches you a lot, let’s get connected!
Give life to your ideas: Ideas are you treasure. This stuff lives in your head alone. You might have passion for cooking but starting a blog looks like a lost battle. You have idea and blogging about your passion gives it a new life. When you share those ideas they begin to make sense and positive feedback makes it more worth doing. Blogging is a great outlet that forces your brain to stay focused. You never know, you may find business partner online.
Feel the peace: Always love what you do—this will give you internal peace. I know people who have left their big jobs just to follow their heart and get some peace of mind. This is what our life should be, living with a meaning. You feel happy sharing your thoughts or becoming a part of global interactions, life seems a wide connected world. Blogging doesn’t come with ease but as time pass on you improve your concentration and elude distractions. It’s like dealing with different moods i.e. YouTube vs. Google doc or music vs. email.
Get your online identity: A blog provides you the opportunity to share your ideas and increase your reach. You have great idea to share, but how are you sharing and who are your audience. Audience loves to know new facts and gain knowledge. Educate them with the best of knowledge you have. If you do well, blogging help you spread your message and increase visibility in the online world. Your social media presence is the most important thing that adds value to your online identity.
Earn: As we all know there are people around the world who make their earning from blogging. Why do people shift to such transition? It’s because blogging makes you independent then those corporate jobs. Well, you can also earn money while blogging. The only key is to success is to be passionate. Bloggers shares advice, ideas, and experience to the larger audience and earn good returns. Blogging isn’t a cake-walk it requires dedication, passionate subject and an urge to learn.
You may start a blog to get rich or gather huge followers or to change the internet. A blog will bring change in your life which is enough to be successful. Starting blog might not be for the whole world but it definitely has many advantages. And your hard and smart work will lead you to success surely. Build your skills, achieve goal and love what you do, you can never be wrong. Find out what makes you tick and write about it.