In a world of TikTok videos and podcasts, it’s easy to feel like blogging has slipped to the back burner. However, it’s still one of the most effective and lucrative content mediums on the market. And in 2022, there are at least 22 reasons to start a blog.
1. It’s Easy
With drag-and-drop builders and one-click blog registration processes, the barriers to entry have never been lower. You can have a beautiful and highly-functional blog up and running within minutes.
2. It’s Affordable to Start
Unlike other businesses that require loans, investors, and complicated business plans to get started, a blog can be launched with just a few bucks and some spare time. This makes it an ideal choice for those facing challenging financial circumstances, like bankruptcy.
“Starting a traditional business after bankruptcy is almost impossible – at least from a financing perspective,” bankruptcy attorney Devin Sawdayi explains. “Since a blog requires almost no capital investment on the front end, it’s a realistic option for those who’ve been through a recent bankruptcy.”
Whether you’ve been through bankruptcy or simply don’t want to go the route of taking on thousands of dollars in debt with traditional financing, a blog provides an affordable start.
3. It Builds Your Resume
Blogging is a great resume builder. Regardless of what industry you’re in, you can always link people to blog posts to show them that you’re an effective communicator, creative person, experienced professional, etc.
4. It Can Generate Income
You aren’t going to generate thousands of dollars overnight, but blogging does have the potential to generate cash flow in multiple ways. This includes advertising, affiliate marketing, and selling your own products and services.
5. It Improves Your Writing Skills
It doesn’t matter what your skill level is today. The more you write, the better you’ll get. Blogging every day (or even every week), forces you to improve your writing skills.
6. It’s a Creative Outlet
Blogging is an excellent creative outlet – especially if your day job is monotonous. It gives you a space to just be you.
7. It Provides Flexibility
With blogging, you can publish content at home, in the office, on vacation, or when you’re sitting by the pool watching your kids swim. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection.
8. It’s All Yours
It’s your blog – nobody else owns it or can tell you what to do with it. This is a freeing thought.
9. It Opens the Doors for New Opportunities
When you have a blog, you naturally become a more attractive person/professional to others. It gives you a certain degree of clout and respect. This may lead to additional opportunities (personally, professionally, or otherwise).
10. It Helps You Build an Email List
In the marketing and business world, we say “the money is in the list.” And there’s no better way to build a list than by creating high-quality content on a blog.
11. It Cultivates Discipline
When you first launch your blog, you’ll be excited. But there will come a time when that initial jolt of energy fades and you no longer want to do it. However, this is a great opportunity to strengthen your discipline and resolve. The more you do it, the more disciplined you become. This will benefit you in other areas of your life.
12. It Teaches You New Skills
In addition to becoming a better writer, blogging teaches you new skills. This may include things like graphic design, video editing, direct response copywriting, negotiating skills, accounting, SEO, advertising, etc.
13. It Can Help You Land Your Dream Job
Depending on the type of career you have and how it aligns with your blog’s subject matter, having a blog could help you land your dream job one day. It’s a great resume booster.
14. It’s a Good Networking Tool
A blog is an excellent networking tool. It gives you an easy way to reach out to people and engage them. You’ll also find that people email and connect with you online more. Sometimes these connections turn into lucrative opportunities.
15. It Allows You to Help Others
If you have a heart for helping others, you’re going to love blogging. It gives you an outlet to educate and instruct. You’ll love reading the comments when you see people putting your advice into action and benefiting from it.
16. It Teaches Patience
No matter what anyone tells you, you’re not going to create a successful, revenue-generating blog in seven days or less. It takes months (even years) of hard work and dedication to reach a point where it generates significant cash flow. And as frustrating as it might be at times, this teaches patience.
17. It Keeps Your Memories Alive
Having a blog is like having a diary that never gets lost or destroyed. You can go back in five or 10 years and re-read your work to see exactly what you were feeling, thinking, and experiencing. It helps to keep your memories alive.
18. It Challenges You
There will be times where you have no clue what to do or how to move forward. These challenges will make you a better person.
19. It Gives You Something to Talk About
You’ll never find yourself in a situation where you can’t think about something to say. People are intrigued by blogging and will want to know more. Just casually mention that you have a blog and you’ll have plenty to discuss.
20. It Doesn’t Require Any Prior Experience
Unlike professional writing jobs that may require a huge portfolio of content, blogging has no prerequisite. Whether you’re a teenager or a retiree, you can start a blog.
21. It Reduces Job Burnout
Getting burned out at work? Having a blog gives you a creative outlet, which alleviates some of this friction. Plus, if it ever starts to make money, it could allow you to reduce the amount of time you spend working your full-time job.
22. It’s Fun
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Blogging is a whole lot of fun!
Are You Ready to Start Your Blog?
It’s never been easier to start a blog. And while there are no guarantees that you’ll be successful, there are plenty of benefits and opportunities. Make this the year that you finally take the plunge and begin blogging!