If you are reading this post, then you have given blogging some thought before. In this post, I will tell you Why You Should Start Your Blog Today. I remember my first tryst with blogs. Going back 8-9 years, I stumbled upon a beauty blog while searching for a particular makeup product. I knew blogs existed, but I wasn’t aware that people write blogs for a living. I was so intrigued by that blog, I started searching for more content online. And I came across more and more information. Fast forward another year maybe, I stumbled upon YouTube channels and I was ADDICTED to them. I still am. I have learnt so much over past few years about makeup, skincare, haircare, decor, etc., all from either reading blogs or watching YouTube videos. Somewhere along the line, I knew I wanted to start a blog. I wanted to have my own little space on the internet, talking about beauty products.
I am a very introvert person. Back in 2013, I started my first blog, which no one knew about. I kept it a secret from everyone except my sister. I didn’t want to tell anyone about it because I was worried what they might think of me. I am not a very expressive person at all, but I was expressive in the blog posts that I wrote and I didn’t want to show anyone that side of my personality. I cared too much about what people at my workplace would say that I’m not a serious enough lawyer. Or what my friends would of the posts. Anyhoo, I deleted that blog after about a few months.
After I got married, I had this sudden urge of starting a blog again but no passion. Just randomly discussing with my husband one day, I told him that I feel like starting a blog again. And he told me I should. That’s when I started this blog, Love Fashion Makeup. Sitting in the office, all I could think about was my blog, post ideas, social media, etc. After researching a lot, I bought the domain this time. And plopped onto wordpress.com
And I think it was the best decision I have ever made. The above story might seem very repetitive to you. But to me having a blog changed me in so many ways.
Why You Should Start A Blog Right Away
It Will Teach A Lot Of Different Skills
Blogging will help learn so many new things. The first thing you learn is how to set up a website. Of course you can pay someone to do it, but when you’re starting out, it’s best that you don’t spend a ton of money on the design, website etc. It will teach how to use and operate whatever blogging platform you’re using, whether its WordPress, Blogger etc. It teaches and improves your creative writing skills. Needless to say, blogging improves your photography skills. You’ll probably watch a few YouTube videos or join a course to learn the different camera settings. I can probably do an entire post on the skills that you learn or become better at once you start blogging.
It Will Help You Become Social and Increase your Confidence
Being an introvert, for me to go out, put my thoughts out there for the entire world to see was a difficult task. But once you overcome that fear, you there is a whole new world out there. You will probably go to events, meet a ton of new people.My initial few events that I attended, I didn’t know a single person, but now blogging has given me that confidence that I can just go and strike a conversation with anyone. I have met so many new people through blogging. You will make relationships with PR, brands etc.
It Will Help You Spend Your Time Creatively
‘An Empty Mind Is A Devil’s Workshop’. Well, once I started my blog, any free time after work or even during work I would get, I would brainstorm new ideas, think out ways to improve my blog, or write blog posts. It gave me less time to be negative. Most of the time you will have on hand, you will probably end up doing something similar.
It Is Very Rewarding
When you read comments from so many new people saying that they love your work, or when they message you that they bought a particular product after reading your review, it all feels so rewarding. And honestly, it motivates me to work harder. It is such a satisfying feeling that people are appreciating your hard work. Especially after I started my YouTube channel, I have felt so much love from my subscribers and it is a great feeling.
You Will Get Freebies
Well, this should definitely not be the reason for you to start a blog, but one of the perks of blogging is that you get a lot of PR samples.
I hope this post has inspired you a little to start your blog.
I am doing a series of posts related to blogging. In my next post, I will tell How To Start A Blog From Scratch.