Today’s post is thought provoking, inspirational and personal. Enjoy!
I want to know why people blog. There are many bloggers who have been blogging for far longer than I have. What advice could you give me? What has kept you from staying here even when it was tough and you had no readers?
Here are a few reasons why I blog:
- I want to make money. I know, It’s not a very good reason. We should never write for money. It’s a passion that comes from deep within. At the same time, I want to support myself with my writing and be able to get something out of it. For everyone, the building blocks of life is Carbon, but personally, my building blocks are words. Or would that be letters? Anyways, I know blogging can become monetized and I am interested in that.
- It’s a passive income stream. I know this is similar to the first reason but I’m interested in making money (first reason) because of the second reason. I love the idea of making something once and it’s there forever and you’ll always have revenue or money from that post you wrote ages ago. I am keen on making evergreen content. Does this post count? No idea. Still learning.
- It’s fun. For those of you (if any) who are reading this and have not started a blog, let me stress out that it wasn’t fun for many years. When I first created this blog, I had no readers, comments or ideas. It wasn’t fun then. It’s only fun now because I’m getting used to finding ideas and then forming these ideas into coherent sentences and interesting posts.
- and finally, because we all love the number 4 and being 4 years old, It’s what I want to do. A bit counteractive to the first two reasons, I’m not actually doing this for money. And for something that can become passive income but takes along time for that to happen, doing for the passion is extremely important.
Okay, so now that I’ve given you my 4 reasons why I blog, despite its challenges, now’s your turn share why you write. What challenges have you faced and how did you overcome them?
Let me know in the comments below.
We all have our personal reasons for wanting to publically journal or dare to attempt to write for others. I started my blog 2 years ago as a way to escape. At this time, I was beginning to work on my Ph.D. My proposal had been approved and now came the difficult part of literature research and writing down coherently on paper what I had in my head.
I remember the exact night I started the blog. It was after midnight and ahead of me, I had hours of reading and writing. I have to admit I was lonely and seeking some sort of camaraderie as well as escape from my present task. I downloaded the WordPress app and tried to think of what to write that would be of interest to others and myself. My first post was “3 Steps to Stand Out in a Crowd.” It was an…
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