Share your Story by Blogging
Blogging gives you a chance to share your story as well as your personal experience and knowledge. This is huge because it will help you to gain trust from your readers. And they will want to come back for more. But on a more personal level, you get to express yourself. Blogging gives you a safe environment to express yourself.
Help Others with Blogging
And while you are sharing your personal experience, you get to help others. There are many people who have the same troubles and challenges as you have. When you share your experience you may be helping to change the life of someone else. You get to pay it forward. For example, I have a weight loss blog where I write about my struggles and challenges with obesity. I help others lose their weight and get healthy. I let them know they are not alone. If nothing else, I love knowing I am doing something positive for the world.
Make New Friends With Your Blog
Blogging helps you to meet “like-minded” people and new friends. For example, if your blog is about needlepoint, you may want to meet others who do needlepoint so you can share ideas. As your site gets popular and generates traffic, people will begin to leave comments. As you interact with these folks, you may visit their site as well. When you network with people who are in the same niche you will make friends for life. Years ago I was a blogger with Squidoo. Squidoo is long gone yet I still have many friends that I still interact with on Facebook.
Voice Your Opinion through Blogging
Do you have a mission you want to share with the world? Blogging is the easiest way to get your voice out there. You can write about your feelings and your perspectives.
Blogging is a great way to get your product or mission out to the world. Whether your goal is to help people or make sales, you will be getting your information out for the world to see. It is a great way to communicate.
Become an Expert in Your Niche
Blogging helps you become an expert in your niche. You probably already know a lot about your topic or you wouldn’t or you wouldn’t be thinking about creating a website. However, over the next several months and years, you will be doing a lot of research, and reading on your topic which will increase your knowledge. And as your site grows, you will begin to interact with others as they leave comments. Many of my readers share other perspectives which I learn from and often they ask questions that get me thinking more. Often this leads to more research. You will learn so much just by interacting with people.
Become a Better Writer While Generating Traffic
The more you write, the better you will get and this is a win for your blog. As you become a better writer and post quality content you will see your traffic improve. As traffic improves and people love what they are reading they will begin to comment on your posts and share your posts on social media. This will give you more traffic.
Make Money With Blogging
Once you have lots of great posts and have decent traffic, you can begin to recommend products to your readers through affiliate marketing. This will help you to make some mailbox money. Mailbox money is when you go to the mailbox or go to pay pal and have a surprise check.
Blogging is Free
The best reason to blog is that it’s free. So where do you start if you have never blogged before? That’s the easy part. Simply join Wealthy Affiliate for Free and learn everything you need to know about blogging and setting up your first website. It really is easy peasy.