I’m not going to lie, when I started blogging in 2017, at the wee young age of 13, I was only going into it with the goal to create a platform so that people would buy my future books. That was it.
My view of blogging, platform, and marketing has changed a lot in the past couple years, I’m very relieved to say. The more I’ve written for my blog, met some incredible bloggers, and fought through the struggles of discouragement and writer’s block, the more I’ve realized there are some incredible benefits of blogging besides getting your books to sell. Today I wanted to share 3 wonderful benefits of blogging. This only scratches the surface of how many great benefits there are, but if I tried listing them all, this post would be way too long. So let’s get into it!
1: Meeting People
One of my favorite parts of blogging is connecting with like-minded writers, bloggers, readers, artists, the list goes on! Having a new person comment on your blog with some encouraging words and connecting with them is so awesome! And finding other bloggers websites that are really cool is another fun piece of being a part of the blogging world.
2: Learning New Skills
You learn new skills, and grow in strength with ones you all ready know! When I started blogging, I didn’t know there would be so much graphic design, formatting, and organizing to do. Those are only a few of the new skills I’ve learned while blogging!
If I hadn’t start blogging, I probably wouldn’t have ever learned how to create graphics, how to share my posts with people, or how to run a small website! These are all so beneficial, especially the older I get. Who knows, if I have to start running an online business someday, I’ll have a head start on creating graphics and some website know-how! 😛
3: You Build a Platform
Yes, the third one is the singular one I wanted to have when I started. It is true, that the more you write and the longer you blog, you will start to grow a following. People will be interested in what you have to say. However, I would highly suggest that you don’t look at these people like they’re your “fans”. That’s ridiculous. That’ll start making you think that you’re on a higher level than them, when you’re actually not. Instead, look at this like its an opportunity to help these people, and to serve them with your writing skills. Don’t think they came to serve you, think that they came so they could be served and blessed by your work.
However, the more you are able to serve people and the more people appreciate your work, the more chance they may be interested in purchasing a product from you that costs money. Which is pretty cool if I do say so for myself! 😀
All right, there you have it! 3 wonderful benefits of blogging!
If you’re a blogger, do you agree with my three points? What are some other benefits of blogging you can think of? Please let me know in the comments!
If you’re not a blogger, have you ever considered blogging? It’s a lot of fun, I’ll tell you that! 🙂
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