Blogging in today’s life have become an essential part and needed for most of the generation worldwide either its young ones or the old ones. It’s raining blogs. Life was never so tech savvy before this. Whether one needs advice, needs to share a personal experience, be aware of the views on any topic, all one needs is to gear up and punch in a few keys and start writing a blog. With the birth of blogs, conventional writing has taken a back seat. Ink is replaced by the keyboard keys and readers are targeted globally. Blogging gets you the reactions from worldwide. It provides a place to say it and be heard from the people. In general, ‘blog’ used to mean a personal online diary, typically concerned with boyfriend problems or techie news. But in new generation, a slew of new or refocused media junkie/political sites reshaped the entire Internet media landscape. The blog now refers to a Web journal that comments on the news — often by criticizing the media and usually in rudely clever tones — with links to stories that back up the commentary with evidence.
The Top reasons why population has start writing blogs:
- Advertising and Promoting
- To create awareness or get your voice heard
- To find new jobs
- To help others
- To satisfy your creative side
- To gain Knowledge
It’s a great way of meeting new people, globally or locally. Blogging helps to spread ideas and connections beyond geographical boundaries. You can connect with your friends, family or fans to let them know what you think about certain issues. You can ask them about their opinion or share important happening in their lives.
When people see any successful person, they try to follow that path.
When I was a kid, I used to see Sachin Tendulkar (famous cricketer) and I wanted to become a cricketer. When I used to see movie actors on posters and newspapers and TVs, I wanted to become a film star.
- This is not just me, this is human tendency.
This is also true for the blogging industry. When people see successful bloggers like Darren Rowse, Amit Agarwal, John Chow, Tim Ferriss, or other bloggers who have money and fame, they try to be like them.
This is not a bad approach, but what they’re forgetting is that all of these famous and successful bloggers are blogging because it’s their passion.
Again, passion is the foundation of blogging.
Not only is quick fame and fortune a misguided reason for starting a blog, it’s not possible. I’m sorry…
Every success is preceded by a lot of hurdles, and if you want to become a famous blogger, know that it’s going to take you a while to get there.
You need to crawl; it’s impossible to jump.
Most people look at professional bloggers and think, “Ohh, all I have to do is write a few things, click a few buttons, and I can make a lot of money!” But this is very, very, very untrue.
A lot of people start blogging for money. And while you can make money blogging, I need to say it again:
- If there’s no passion, you’ll find making money very hard.
Blogging can be a gold mine for people who want to tap into the rich field of online marketing, but if you just want to make money, you’ll make more money at a “traditional” job.
If you do want to make money blogging, you should have a well-planned road map for your blog, and be able to target a profitable niche.
Advertising and Promoting
Since the large part of the population is internet friendly, a lot of companies see it as a profitable exercise to blog and advertise their company. Through the blogs, they can also get reviews on their products and hence test the waters.
It’s a great platform for the branding of the products.
You can talk about your products and its features, how it works etc.
Inform the readers about the new products that are to be launched in the future and answer their query on the same.
To create awareness or get your voice heard
This is one of the reasons why people blog. Sometimes it just takes a simple move to start something big. Many blogs are issue-based, meaning the blogger is trying to provide information to sway people’s thinking in a certain direction. Many political blogs and social issues blogs are written by bloggers who are trying to make a difference in their own ways. Such blogs bring people together and connect them.
For example, if you see any injustice and you raise your voice about that on your blog so that lots of people react on that and probably there could be a mass movement.
To find new jobs
This is one of the newer reasons why people create a blog.
Let’s say you’re a programmer who is skilled in creating websites, you could create a blog and start posting about programming-related topics. This will help drive potential future employers to your site who might want to hire you for a project. Or maybe you’re a photographer. You can start a blog on your website with all of your pictures to try and draw in people from search engines.
This is actually a very effective way of finding jobs.
To help others
A lot of blogs are written to help people going through a certain phase or circumstances. Like break-ups, disease, parenting, depression and so on. It is difficult to talk to someone personally on these topics.
Such blogs work in a therapeutic way for such people.
It also makes them feel that they are the only one going through such a phase, but there are so many others who are going through the same situation.
To satisfy your creative side
Sometimes your mind is abuzz with creative ideas, which you are not too sure of, expressing openly, you have a lot of fear of their acceptance, or you are not too sure how to start something like that, blogs are the best option for unleashing your creative ideas. It not only gives you readers who might admire your workpiece but also gives your confidence a boast.
One also has the liberty to write semi-professionally.
To gain Knowledge
There are almost half a million blogs available on the web, they cover almost every topic. One can gain and share information on the topic of interest. Updating blogs regularly with the latest information is a perfect way to stay abreast with the events in a specific field or topic.
There are certain things, which are to be kept in mind while writing a blog. A blog should be updated regularly with the latest information otherwise, is considered as a static web page for the readers.
This, in turn, will mean less credibility for the blogger and even less traffic on the blog. Before starting with the new blog, it is essential that you should define a goal for it and what do you want to accomplish out of it.
You should know who are your readers and blog should be written in order to meet their expectations. Your blogs should reflect your personality and not something you are not.
These are some ways that will help you start the things smoothly. Do let us know other reasons why anyone should start blogging? – #HappyBlogging #TheComingPost