I have been blogging for almost 8 years now. Yet, I feel like I am learning something new every day. When I started off as a blogger, I was a complete novice. It was meant to be something very personal and not for most people to read. I started anonymously and only ‘came out’ with my photo a couple of years ago and part of my name in the last year. I have learnt the good, the bad and the downright ugly of blogging. Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating a bit — it’s been mostly good with a few downs every now and then. Today though, I want to share the benefits of blogging for anyone who is contemplating starting a blog.
- Blogging provides an outlet: Blogging is a great outlet for creativity, to share your opinions or even just to vent your frustrations. That’s how it started for me — I had a lot of opinions but being new to a country, I didn’t know many people and well, I started to write down my thoughts online. And the rest as they say, is history.
- Blogging is about community: This is probably one of the biggest and best benefits of blogging. I have made some wonderful friends — even if I haven’t met them in person — through blogging. There are several blogging communities on Facebook thanks to bloggers reading other blogs and connecting through comments. Your blogging community is there to provide constructive feedback on your creative works, celebrate with you when you share your triumphs and weep with you when you have setbacks. They are the ones unlike your family or friends who don’t blog, who understand what it is like to try and juggle blogging and a life. They know what it means to have to take food photos. Or why it is important to make a note of something that has happened in a social situation. Without the blogging community, blogging would be so much harder!
- Blogging can be a launch pad: Blogging for some people can be that platform through which they move on to bigger and better things. Like publishing a book for instance. It is through blogging you become a better writer, get better feedback and sometimes make connections that can take you places. I wish I could say this has been one of the benefits I’ve seen, but it hasn’t. Yet, I haven’t given up hope.
So there you have it. I know there are more than just 3 benefits of blogging but I figured I’d let you share that in the comments section with me. After all, I don’t want to seem like a know-it-all!
Until next time,
Blogger Bio: Sanch Living Life
Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life http://www.livingmyimperfectlife.com/ | 31 | Psychologist | Writer | Blogger | Sydneysider | Feminist | Imperfect | Bibliophile | Beach-lover | Outdoorsy | Coffee snob | Wine drinker | Fitness Fanatic | Foodie | Mum to two cats: Pebbles & Buttons