The blogging world is big and exciting, but in truth it’s kinda scary. A lot of people don’t commit to it because it means extra pressure atop of their own work. But blogging doesn’t have to be work. Most begin blogging as an outlet, a platform in which they can rant about their opinions and ideas. If you see blogging as a waste of time, that’s all it’ll ever be.
It’s all about perspective I guess.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider starting up a blog and how it’ll affect you positively.
1. Your writing will improve
Okay, so this is an obvious one, and probably one of the most important.
Whether you are in high school, college or even working at an office job, you’ll understand when I say that writing is a major part of your everyday life. Speaking as a highschooler, I know how hard it is to pick up the pencil or keyboard and write something just for the sake of it. We often feel like if it doesn’t affect our grades or pay rate, there’s no use in putting in the effort (am I right?). It’s moments like these when you just have to remind yourself that, YES, you are benefiting from this and, NO, not everything you do has to be marked by a higher authority.
If you look at your work and like what you see, it means you’ve done it right.
As the writing becomes more frequent, picking up your pen begins to feel less like a chore, and more of a reward. It’s moments like these in which writers are born. You may find yourself writing at insane speeds that you once thought was ludicrous.
2. You might unlock a secret love for writing you never knew was in you
I’ve spoken to a lot of people who don’t know what they want to do in their life. Each time, I ask them the same question..
“What do you most enjoy doing?”
Usually the person will respond with, ‘I don’t know,’ or ‘I don’t enjoy doing anything’. I find it hard to believe that what they’re saying is true. After all… how is it that, despite all the possibilities, they weren’t able to find anything they fancy doing?
Then it hit me. Perhaps they hadn’t properly even looked.
Maybe the only english writing they’d done was for an essay in school or on a topic they didn’t necessarily agree on. The writing you do at school is purely done as a way of development and in no way will it be as freeing as writing on something you’re actually passionate about.
I also recommend writing more than you normally would. It’ll help get into the flow of things, and before you know it, you’ll be a master at it.
We just recently ran out of normal black tea and being a tea addict, I couldn’t accept it. So what’d I do? I grabbed the only tea I could find in the cupboard (green tea and lemon) and made me some. NOW, I just have to point out how much I first loathed the taste of this tea. I absolutely despised it. After a few days of drinking it however, I could safely say that I had become, completely, and utterly, IN LOVE with it.
Not everything will be great as soon it’s out of the oven. These things take some time to get the hang of, but when you have it mastered, it’ll be easy and maybe even enjoyable. 🙂
3. You can get things off of your chest
Being quite opinionated, I know how hard it is to keep things to yourself. There often times where we just want to ramble on and on about something, but no one’s around to listen, or the people that around, don’t have the same opinion as you. It’s important that you have somewhere to channel these inner emotions so that you don’t end up exploding. A blog is the perfect place to do just this.
What ya’ll need to realize is that we’re a generation of stalkers. We enjoy reading about other people’s lives, and when someone has an opinion, we also enjoy rebutting that opinion with opinions of our own. While this can be dangerous (and spark some very serious fights) those whom speak responsibly, can learn new things and even make some great online friends.
Remember those things called ‘diaries’? Well guess what?! Now you can share your deepest darkest secrets with the world, without anyone even knowing who you are!!
There was a diary in harrypotter that wrote back to the person that wrote in it. Blogs are kind of like that, except, no magic is involved!! You just rant about your problems, and poof!! Somebody steps in and gives you their advice/opinion.
4. You’ll have a record of all your great memories (and possibly even dark ones)
Here’s a question, doesn’t it scare you knowing that one day you won’t remember anything??
When you write up blog posts, you’re recording your life. Whether that means writing about a particular time or putting into comic some of your funniest moments. They enable us to write about things, and know that they’ll be there for all time. Blogs are good in that sense. Unlike diaries and notebooks, they are forever lasting. (That can be both good and bad).
You’re chatting with a friend and you mention that time when you.. “uh well… so he was like…what did he do again… damn it, I can’t remember. ”
Does that sound familiar?
Well in this situation, all you have to do is pull out your phone and find the post in which you wrote the memory. It’s like when you find a funny meme on instagram and go to tell your friend about it, but it isn’t as funny because everything’s a hundred times funnier when you know what you’re talking about.
5. It’s fun
Bet you saw this one coming didn’t ya? Let me tell you something, I wouldn’t be putting it onto the list if it weren’t true. Having a blog is actually really fun.
Whether it be just writing the damn thing out or taking hours to design your blog, no one can say you won’t enjoy it. As frustrating as it might be sometimes, blogging isn’t half bad.
I really do recommend it.
Thank you for reading. xx
What other things do YOU like about blogging? Let me know by commenting down below.