It’s 2017 and blogging has become incredibly popular, but where does this leave you?
If you’ve been wondering if there’s room for you to make your mark, then I am here to enlighten you.
Why? Well, because the blogging world has yet to hear your perspective on a topic of your choice.
When I first began blogging, I didn’t take it seriously, I’ll be honest. Feel free to scroll through to my archives and find my early posts, and you’ll see the huge difference between then and now. I’ll go as far to say that I didn’t make much of an effort and I didn’t blog with any clear focus or plan. I just liked writing and that’s what I did, but over the years my outlook has changed and I’m beginning to see what an asset a blog can be.
I approach this platform with a different mindset now and I’m hoping the little nuggets of wisdom I have will be enough to encourage you to do the same.
You’ll find value in your own voice.
The awesome thing about blogging is that it gives you an opportunity to create an identity for yourself. Whether you write under your own name or opt for a pseudonym, the point is that either way this place becomes a focal point for where you find value in what you have to say. You become comfortable with your writing style, you begin to receive feedback from people you’ve never met but who love your writing. And that, that alone, gives you a confidence boost, plus confirms what you secretly knew all along: That you are destined for greatness.
It teaches you discipline.
It’s not enough to blog once a month, you’ll soon learn that to survive in the blogging community you need to be consistent, and regular. If you really care about your blog, you’ll pay attention to the most popular posts and start t cover that area more and more to please your following. You’ll learn to blog at least once a week, to promote often, and ultimately that the success of the blog depends on the actions you take daily. It sounds huge, and it can be if you don’t plan ahead and post accordingly.
You’ll gain experience and opportunities.
Similar to that of writing a book, a blog will open up doors and opportunities for you that you’ll have never imagined. People get used to seeing you post and promote your content, you develop a reputation for being consistent in your niche, and before you know it you’ll receive invites with all sorts of offers. Plus, as you become accustomed to blogging regularly, that extra experience will certainly have you picking up on trends much faster than when you did when you started out.
It will enhance your business.
Blogs are great for business. It offers an exclusive, sort of behind the scenes insight to what really goes down at headquarters. I treat my blog as an informal chat with my most loyal followers, sometimes sharing words of wisdom about life or tips about writing. I’ve used it to talk about my mental health, events I hold, my books, my coaching, all of which I then use to promote what I do. And that? Well, that brings me business, and all it cost me was half an hour of my time.
You’ll make international connections.
What I love about writing on the internet, in general, is that you have no idea just who in the world is going to see it. It’s easy to assume that all your friends and family are going to read your work, but usually, it’s the people who are complete strangers who will love your posts and read every one. And that’s okay. If it wasn’t for the internet, we wouldn’t the ability to reach people from all over the world with our words. I love that connection. It means my writing is travelling to places I haven’t been to yet, and that can only lead to even greater opportunities.
Are you convinced? Let me know what you think by posting in the comments below. I love to read blogs too so feel free to share yours!
Whether you’re planning on writing a book, developing your blog or just want to build your confidence in your writing, get in touch with me for a free 20-minute consultation.