Before starting my blog I kept on going back and forth debating with myself. I wasn’t sure if I could actually do it, what benefits it would have, and if anyone would read it. Now after a year of blogging I am so glad I created one. It has helped me grow as a person and is the perfect way to spend my extra time. It can be hard work, but overall the benefits outweigh the hardships. So if you’ve been thinking about creating one, here are 5 reasons why you should start a blog today!
A blog can be the perfect place to get out and share your creativity. There are no rules with having a blog, so you can blog about anything you want. As I said in my how to deal with self doubt as a blogger post, there are 7 billion people in the world. Someone will like your content! It can be a place to share your fashion, lifestyle tips, travel, photography, cooking, and more! It also is great for keeping memories that you can look back on.
It’s important in life to find something you enjoy doing when you’re not working or in school. Blogging can be a great hobby, and you can do it all for free! Blogger is a platform by Google that allows you to create a blog in minutes, and all you need is an email address. If you want you can buy a design, but they offer free ones that you can customize.
With having a blog comes being able to connect with other creative people. You’ll be able to build relationships with your readers, as well as other bloggers. Over my year of blogging I’ve met online so many amazing people that I wouldn’t have if I wasn’t blogging. It’s great to connect with others, share stories, talk, and support each other.
Believe it of not, blogging can be a great way to help you improve some of your skills. Over the course of blogging my photography skills and knowledge has grown, I’ve gotten better at commenting online, my writing has improved, and my email skills improved. It can be a great place to improve everyday and work skills, without the pressure.
Now blogging might not become your full time job (although it could), but it can help you figure out your passions in life. You may discover you like writing and want to work for a magazine or be a journalist. Or you may discover you like photography and pursue that. Or you may want to work in fashion or for a lifestyle brand. The possibilities are endless, but starting something as a hobby is a great way to discover what you’re passionate about. And having a blog doesn’t hurt.
And those are 5 reasons why you should start your blog today. If you’ve been thinking about creating one, there is no better time than the present. Just stick true to yourself, create posts that make you happy, and remember that there is always room for another blogger in the blogging community. Only you can be you, and that is your super power.
I’m Kara Callahan, a 22 year old blogger with a camera in one hand and a book in the other. This is my lifestyle blog where I share life’s simple moments, tips + inspiration, slow living, blogging tips, travel photo diaries, book recommendations, and more with a few outfits in between. I hope you get some inspiration and happy reading!